Prior to joining Future, Sam was Senior Marketing Manager at IPC Media, with key responsibility for brands including Nuts and casual games website Mousebreaker – working across online, video, mobile, apps and in print. Sam headed up the team which scooped the highly coveted ‘Best Digital Marketing Team’ in last month’s prestigious PPA Digital Publishing Awards.
With over eight years’ experience, Sam will lead the marketing team for Future’s Entertainment portfolio, which comprises multi-media brands including Total Film, SFX, CVG, GamesMaster and the Official Magazines for both Xbox and PlayStation. A key part of Sam’s new role will be driving forward an innovative marketing strategy for Future’s flagship movie brand Total Film. Drawing on her digital expertise, Sam will be responsible for the development of a multi-platform approach to marketing within the Entertainment division.
Sam begins her new role on 12th December, during the busy Christmas period, and will report into Group Publisher Clair Porteous.
Sam says: “The Entertainment portfolio at Future is brimming with fantastic brands, driving innovation across a range of multi-media touch points. Total Film is a truly cross-platform proposition, and the Games portfolio is world-leading. I’m delighted to be joining what is already a strong team, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Clair Porteous, Group Publisher, says: “Sam Wight is an outstanding multi-platform marketer whose appointment shows Future’s continued investment in digital. Sam will be responsible for driving the Entertainment brands forward across all platforms.”
About Total Film
Total Film is the modern movie brand, taking an affectionate and irreverent look at Hollywood blockbusters, classic films and more indie fare. Reaching more valuable film fans than ever before, the recently redesigned TotalFilm.com has seen traffic to the site rise 135% year on year. The Total Film brand has over 100,000 facebook fans and offers the world’s most reliable film and DVD reviews together with exclusive interviews with the biggest names and hottest talents working in movies right now.
Future plc (futureplc.com) is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, musicradar.com and techradar.com (the UK’s no. 1 consumer technology website). Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 34 million unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named consumer digital publisher of the year at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2011.