Canongate makes string of promotions and three new appointments

Canongate makes string of promotions and three new appointments

Canongate has announced three new arrivals to its campaigns team, while Alice Shortland, Lucy Zhou and Katie Huckstep have all been promoted.

Following Vicki Watson’s departure to join HQ, Alice Shortland has been promoted to marketing director. The promotion comes in recognition of her work on Matt Haig’s books and her campaigns for The Art of Rest, Night Boat to Tangier and Coming Undone. She will be working half the week, from Monday to Wednesday.
Caitriona Horne will be joining the team in late July as deputy marketing director. Horne, who previously worked at both Hodder and Ebury, has won and been shortlisted for various marketing accolades including at the Nibbies and BMS Awards. 

Martin Brown will be joining as Severn House brand manager to work exclusively on its campaigns and digital channels. He will be relocating from Ingram US back home to Scotland. 

Meanwhile in publicity, Zhou has been promoted to senior publicity manager following "outstanding work and author care" over the past three years, with authors including Claudia Hammond, Tahmima Anam, Maaza Mengiste and Haig.

Huckstep has been promoted to publicity executive, in recognition of the "superb" campaigns she has run recently including My Rock’n’Roll Friend, Gray Day, The Time Thief and A River Called Time. Both continue to report to publicity director Anna Frame.

Olivia-Savannah Roach will also be joining the team as campaigns and sales assistant in August.

"These are well earned and richly deserved promotions — it’s a joy to work with such passionate, considerate, and dedicated people and I’m over the moon for them in their success," said Jenny Fry, commercial director. "I’m also very pleased to be welcoming Caitriona, Martin and Olivia to what’s now feeling like a super-charged team."