chris maillard


2009-Now Freelance, including running high-profile, large-budget campaigns for the Telegraph Group’s customer content division, with clients including Ford, Unilever, BMW and Volkswagen; consulting on the relaunch of three market-leading B2B titles for United Business Magazines; acting as Editorial Director for a book publishing firm; consulting on the launch of Pomp, a new luxury on/offline media brand for extremely wealthy Russian expats; writing a new book on music; and much more.

2009 Wrote The Haynes Manual of Men’s Cooking, published May 2010, and now into its third reprint. Also ran an accompanying blog and made umpteen media appearances to promote it.

2008 As Editorial Director, heading the content division of top marketing agency Tullo Marshall Warren (£26m+ turnover last year). Launching, pitching and managing many innovative online and offline projects, from virals and email campaigns to social media strategies and large-scale client magazines for clients including Unilever, the Royal Air Force, First Direct and Nissan.

2005 Freelance consultancy including editing Sky magazine (the UK’s biggest magazine, Europe’s biggest customer magazine), relaunching consumer Ride brand for EMAP, conceiving and executing pitches and new projects for John Brown, Redwood, River and Seven among others, and running media seminars in Eastern Europe.

2001 Founder and Editor, Restaurant magazine. Conceived and launched this fortnightly magazine and website, plus associated trade show and awards event. Sold to William Reed publishing in late 2005.

2000 Launched publishing consultancy The Spitalfields Group. Work included an early London listings website, several print launch projects and a successful pitch, on behalf of Redwood, for the BMW customer magazine.

1998 Headhunted for role as Editor of Maxim. Produced its biggest-selling issue ever at over half a million copies.

1993 Launched BBC Top Gear magazine as Managing Editor. Also launched the BBC’s first major brand website. Take a look, it’s hilariously bad.

Early days Trained to NCTJ standard on local newspapers, later employed by the Daily Mirror, Guardian and Independent; moved to magazines and edited several titles; also worked for Time Out, Melody Maker, What Car?, Bicycle, International Musician and, er, Penthouse. Production editor on successful launch of Auto Express. Also ran a desktop publishing consultancy; clients included EMAP and United Newspapers.

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