Miriam Robinson, former head of marketing at Foyles, is to become programme director for The Bookseller’s annual Marketing & Publicity Conference, to be held in June.
Robinson led Foyles' widely-admired strategy to involve trade partners in the creation of the new Charing Cross Road flagship store culminating in a series of workshops reported on by The Bookseller. She also launched the Charing Cross Road Festival of Books and Music and in 2013 won the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for women in publishing.
Robinson commented: “I'm delighted to be directing the conference - few things are more exciting than gathering the industry's most creative minds to problem solve and innovate. I'm very much looking forward to working with everyone over the coming months”.
Nigel Roby, owner & chief executive of The Bookseller, said “Miriam brings us unique insights into book marketing coupled with great intelligence and energy. I have no doubt that she will bring all of that to bear on what is already a must-attend conference.”
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The Marketing & Publicity Conference has become a key annual event, attracting over 300 delegates from across publishing. The conference will be held at the Southbank Centre on 30th June and will open for early bird bookings at Easter.