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Nick Ashwood

Director, Classified Channels at Newsquest Digital

London, United Kingdom
Online Media
  1. Johnston Press,
  1. University of Warwick

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University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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Director, Classified Channels

Newsquest Digital
– Present (3 months)London, United Kingdom

Reporting to the Digital Managing Director, I am responsible for commercial development for all digital classified channels (excluding recruitment) across the Newsquest network of regional and local websites.

Head of Vertical Products

Johnston Press
(4 months)London, United Kingdom

Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, I am responsible for developing a strategy and structure for launching new digital businesses efficiently, as well as short-term responsibility for improving and developing our digital classified portfolio.

Group General Manager, eCommerce & General Manager,

Johnston Press
(1 year 1 month)London, United Kingdom is one of the UK's leading local-specialist daily deal websites and is owned by Johnston Press PLC. As GM, I am responsible for all aspects of the strategic and commercial development of the business.

As GM of eCommerce for Johnston Press, I am also responsible for all consumer-purchase and retail activity within the group, excluding newspaper subscriptions & sales. As part of the drive to shift revenue from print to digital, I am leading a project to merge multiple retail businesses within the group into a single online platform, and to coordinate and optimise all marketing activity with a focus on driving eCommerce. I also am involved in the development of the group's mobile strategy, primarily by providing insight into monetising mobile audience and traffic.

Business Development Manager
(1 year 9 months)London is a daily deals site owned by Johnston Press PLC. I was responsible for planning and executing the growth of the business, partner relationship management, internal business analysis, technical project management and researching and analysing competitor and industry trends.

Project Manager and Business Analyst
(9 months)London

Project managed the launch of the business (live September 2011), including strategic direction, development of multi-year business model, research and analysis, platform and technical development, and marketing and staffing considerations.

UK Account Manager - Online Recruitment

Johnston Press
(2 years 8 months)London, United Kingdom

Online Sales Executive - Team Leader - Online Recruitment

Johnston Press
(6 months)London, United Kingdom

Online Sales Executive - Online Recruitment

Johnston Press
(5 months)London, United Kingdom


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  • Online Advertising
  • Digital Strategy
  • Account Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Social Media
  • Newspaper
  • Lead Generation
  • B2B
  • New Business Development
  • Web Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Daily Deals
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Mobile Devices
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Newspapers
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Online Marketing
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  • Mobile Marketing
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University of Warwick

BA (Hons), Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Activities and Societies: Recipient of the International Baccalaureate Scholarship for academic achievement. President of Warwick Big Band. Member Men’s Cricket Club 2nd XI.

Upper Canada College

Activities and Societies: Captain of the UCC 1st XI Cricket Team (2003-04). Duke of Edinburgh Award Program: Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards (2002-2004). Prefect (2004).

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Toronto Food Bank
(2 years)Poverty Alleviation

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