Rob has over 25 years experience in marketing and general management, developing businesses to deliver strong financial results. He has experience across diverse sectors from media and publishing, to engineering, automotive, telecoms, printing and the third sector. Rob rose through marketing to be a divisional Managing Director at EMAP plc and then Bauer Media. He’s led revenue and profit growth in numerous media markets including automotive, motorcycling, railways, photography, technology, fitness, outdoor leisure, pets, equine and gardening.
Herald Motor Company (Encocam Limited) Leadership and strategic development of business division. Development of a new motorcycle brand. Management of trade and consumer marketing, vehicle, aftermarket and merchandise ecommerce sales
The Woodland Trust Leadership of new business development team to create new sponsorship, marketing and licensing partnerships. Growth via acquisition and retention of membership base, recruiting supporters to convert to membership and product sales. Developed multi-channel marketing strategy incorporating CRM management, direct/email marketing, face to face recruitment, event recruitment, digital advertising. Achieved record volumes and revenues at improved cost per income ratios
Bauer Media (formally Emap Consumer Media) Led divisions of consumer and B2B magazine, website, database, conference, event and award brands in the fitness, outdoor, gardening, photography, pets, bird watching, equine, motoring, motorcycling and rail markets. New brand/product development: From insight, research, project management to launch. Successfully launched new magazines, events and commercial websites Business development: Created numerous, cross platform, marketing creative solutions supplements and projects for clients, incorporating print, digital and video content Brand Extension: Created highly profitable brand extensions, including international licences, CD-ROMs tutorial series and Bookazines.