John Murray Press has appointed Pan Macmillan’s Sarah Arratoon as its new marketing director.
Arratoon starts this month and reports to Rosie Gailer, John Murray Press' director of communications and trade publishing.
She will be leading the marketing strategy for John Murray Press’s major autumn titles including Billy Connolly’s Windswept and Interesting and recruiting a new marketing team to further support JMP’s trade publishing hub as it continues to grow. Recently added imprints include Basic Books, led by Sarah Caro which launches its list this autumn, and a new crime and thriller imprint, Baskerville, led by Jade Chandler.
JMP's previous marketing director Jess Kim joined Faber in May as deputy marketing director.
Arratoon has spent the past six years at Pan Macmillan where she was head of marketing, devising marketing campaigns for brand authors including Ken Follett, Kate Mosse, David Baldacci and Peter James as well as leading the Pan marketing team. She recently won Marketing Campaign of the Year at the FutureBook Awards for Ken Follett’s The Evening and the Morning and a Book Marketing Society Award for her campaign for Louis Theroux’s Gotta Get Theroux This.
Gailer said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sarah to John Murray Press and are thrilled she’ll be bringing her award-winning skills and creative energy to bear on both titles and divisional growth as we further develop our dynamic, talented communications team. This is an exciting time to be at John Murray Press and the potential feels even greater with Sarah as part of the Trade hub.”
Arratoon said: “I’ve had a brilliant time at Pan Macmillan working with wonderful authors and hugely talented colleagues and I feel very proud to have been part of the team there. I’m now delighted to be joining John Murray Press at such an exciting time for the company. I’ve admired the teams fantastic work for many years, and I can’t wait to help contribute to introducing even more readers to JMP’s impressive and inspiring list.”