Marketing Week

Marketing Week
Editor Russell Parsons
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Centaur Media
Founder Michael Chamberlain and Anthony Nares
Year founded 1978
First issue March 1978
Company Centaur Media
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
ISSN 0141-9285

Marketing Week is a business magazine focused on the marketing industry in the UK. The magazine is based in London.

History and profile

Marketing Week was launched in March 1978.[1] Its co-founders were Graham Sherren,[1] Michael Chamberlain, a former editor of the advertising journal Campaign, and Anthony Nares, an entrepreneur who set up Marketing Week Communications Ltd (MWC) shortly before the launch. MWC subsequently launched Creative Review and was later subsumed into Centaur Communications, a buy-in vehicle run by Sherren and Jocelyn Stevens (1982). Nares became managing director of the new organisation – a position he held until his early death in 1996. Chamberlain left Centaur in 1988 to take up a career in consultancy.

The magazine is owned by the LSE-listed company Centaur Media plc.[2] Among the senior staff are Group Managing Director - Jane Turner (2016 -), Kate McVeigh - Commercial Director and Russell Parsons - Editor. Its circulation is approximately 40,000, with around 30,000 of those accounted for by controlled circulation. ABC primary circulation for 2009 was 36,619.[3]

Despite its long duration, Marketing Week has had only seven editors. Chamberlain was the first, Stephen Foster (1980–1983) the second, Howard Sharman (1983–1988) the third, Stuart Smith (1988–2008) the fourth, Mark Choueke the fifth (2009-2012), Ruth Mortimer the sixth (2012-2014) and Russell Parsons (2014-)

Marketing Week Live[4] is one of the UK's largest marketing events and is held annually at Olympia, London.

Centaur also publishes Design Week and Creative Review magazines.


  1. 1 2 "Can this Brit reinvent B2B magazine-media?". Flashes and Flames. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. Mark Sweney (22 June 2012). "Centaur Media in £50m takeover of Econsultancy". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. Marketing Week Live

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