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Nick Sargent appointed Commercial Director of Wired

Nick Sargent has been appointed Commercial Director of Wired, it was announced yesterday by Nicholas Coleridge, President of Condé Nast International and Managing Director of Condé Nast Britain.

“We are pleased to welcome Nick Sargent who will take on the newly created role of Commercial Director. This appointment recognises the many areas in which Wired operates, in both the consumer and B2B space. Nick has a proven track record in delivering omnichannel brand propositions,” remarked Coleridge.

Nick Sargent is currently Head of Clients Sales UK and Energy Specialist EMEA for The Economist Group, having been promoted from International Account Manager of The Economist Newspaper. Prior to this Nick was Brand Solutions Account Manager of Time Out, in addition to commercial roles with other print and digital launches and financial display sales teams including The Guardian and Observer.

“I’m looking forward to consolidating the significant success Wired has already achieved, building on its position as the future facing media, events and consultancy business, to further maximize the potential of the brand,” added Sargent.

Nick Sargent will take up his new role in early February, succeeding Rupert Turnbull who has been Publisher of Wired since 2010. Sargent will report to Albert Read, Deputy Managing Director of Condé Nast.

Wired is recognised as the multimedia authority on the future, says Condé Nast. Since the launch in 2009, Wired has won a host of awards including the PPA Media Brand of the Year for Consumer Magazines in 2013, the BSME Art Director of the Year for Consumer Magazines in 2013 and the BSME Editor of the Year Award for Special Interest Magazines in 2012.