History and profile
Marketing Week was launched in March 1978. Its co-founders were Graham Sherren, Michael Chamberlain, a former editor of the advertising journal Campaign, and Anthony Nares, an entrepreneur who set up Marketing Week Communications Ltd (MWC) shortly before the launch. MWC subsequently launched Creative Review and was later subsumed in Centaur Communications, a buy-in vehicle run by Graham Sherren and Jocelyn Stevens (1982). Nares became managing director of the new organisation – a position he held until his early death in 1996. Chamberlain left Centaur in 1988 to take up a career in consultancy.
The magazine is owned by the LSE-listed company Centaur Media plc. Among the senior staff are Group Managing Director - Jane Turner (2016 -), Kate McVeigh - Commercial Director and Russell Parsons - Editor. Its circulation is approximately 40,000, with around 30,000 of those accounted for by controlled circulation. ABC primary circulation for 2009 was 36,619.
Despite its long duration, Marketing Week has had only seven editors. Chamberlain was the first, Stephen Foster (1980–1983) the second, Howard Sharman (1983–1988) the third, Stuart Smith (1988–2008) the fourth, Mark Choueke the fifth (2009-2012), Ruth Mortimer the sixth (2012-2014) and Russell Parsons (2014-)
Marketing Week Live is the UK's largest marketing event and is held annually at Olympia, London.
Rival publications include Campaign.