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Steve Hare

Deputy Head of Publishing

I work across all clients at Initiative on implementational planning and buying in publishing and cinema. The channels I work in are constantly evolving and changing which keeps me on my toes. It’s a cliché you’ve read here before but no two days are the same.

Cat or dog?

If I wasn’t working in media…
I’d be trying to build something to appear on Grand Designs

Surprising fact:
I took part in a 10 day charity trek across the Great Wall of China; the group raised over £130k for Childline

Years at Initiative: 3

Recent Posts by Steve

Print ABCs January – June 2016

It’s that time of year again when the Print ABCs are released and we’ve picked out the important points. Largely print is still alive and kicking and while circulations used to be bigger, the combined print and digital editions are up +0.3% YoY. Here are some of the highlights… Overall, Hearst…
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Monday 29 February: A ‘New Day’ in national press

After the sad announced closure of The Independent on 12 February (final publishing date of 26 March) and the usual ‘death of print’ conversations, we are excited to bring you more detail on the launch of a brand new title from Trinity Mirror called ‘The New Day’. Zoe Harris, the group marketing di…
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Bond is back!

This morning one of our key cinema suppliers, Pearl and Dean, kindly invited me to watch the much anticipated new Bond movie Spectre , just hours after the premiere. Without giving too much away, if you’re a Bond fan you will not be disappointed! It ticks every Bond box, if there is such a thing: B…
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NRS PADD - it's here!

You’ll all be pleased to hear that we can now finally demonstrate just how big the reach is of UK print brands! When mobile and tablet numbers were added to magazine readerships they increased brand reach on average by 27% and newsbrands by 31% , both huge gains showing that people still want edi…
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Newsworks Conference

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Newsworks second annual conference ‘Shift 2014’ last week, held at the British Library, at which Mediabrands’ G14 CEO Jim Hytner was a key speaker. The name of the event was well chosen, hinting at the changes that newspaper publishers are going through as th…
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