B2B publisher VNU has promoted John Barnes to deputy managing director of its UK division.
will be responsible for all of the company's publishing portfolios –
which include titles in the professional IT, consumer technology and
business & finance sectors. He will take more responsibility in a
bid to transform the company into a total media publisher, a vision the
company hopes will be realised by the in-house studio and theatre it
has unveiled at its Soho offices.
Barnes has been working in
publishing for 21 years, spending more than half of his career at VNU.
Starting out in editorial he progressed via a series of editorial
management and publishing roles to MD of VNU Business Online UK and was
a European VNUnet management team member.