Belfast man takes top job at Bloomberg

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Belfast man takes top job at Bloomberg

Global business communications giant Bloomberg has appointed Northern Ireland–born media executive Stephen Colvin as the head of it recently instituted Global Events division.

The Global Events division is just two years old and Bloomberg executives are hopeful that Stephen Colvin will take it to the next level in modern business communications.

Stephen Colvin, head of Bloomberg's Global Events Division with Facebook head of market development Matt Jacobson
Stephen Colvin, head of Bloomberg's Global Events Division with Facebook head of market development Matt Jacobson

Colvin is well–known in business and media circles as the former CEO of Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Newsweek-Daily Beast merged company and, most recently, as CEO of luxury magazine the Robb Report.

This new role will see Colvin reunited with Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith. The two formerly worked together at The Week. He also joins fellow Newsweek–Daily Beast veteran Mark Miller, who became editor of Bloomberg Live last year.

Speaking to NI Connections in late 2014, Colvin explained that he moved to New York in 1996 to set up the very successful Dennis Publishing, a major magazine and digital publisher in the US.

Colvin made Dennis Publishing the largest British publisher in America, but he admitted that he still likes to get home to Northern Ireland at least once a year to catch up with family and friends.

Many media companies are attempting to stay ahead of changes in the industry, and covering and convening large scale events is fast becoming a popular way to generate revenue through alternative streams.  

CEO Justin Smith has recently stated that sponsorships from live events were up by around thirty percent in 2016, compared to 2015.

He also said that Bloomberg Live is “well positioned to be the leading convener of business and financial events around the world…and we expect revenue to grow even more as we define our global events strategy under Stephen Colvin.”

Everyone at NI Connections wishes Stephen Colvin the very best of luck in his new position.

 

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