Our speaker at Breakfast Club on Tuesday the 3rd July was chamber member Phil Merry.
Phil is the owner of promotions and marketing company Focus Media as well as being a director of Peacehaven & Telscombe FC.
Phil spoke about his ten years working for Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard and Metro. He covered the eye-watering amounts of money the group spent on marketing and promotions and why deciding to spend half a million pounds on Friday afternoon was not unusual.
Phil also shared what it was like working in the red-hot cauldron of one of the top newspaper groups in Europe, how the death of HRH Diana Prince of Wales impacted on the paper and his bizarre interview with an American TV station and why every Friday afternoon his department drank Champagne!
Phil also shared a host of inside stories including when he met the Prince of Wales, Prince Philip and Camilla Parker-Bowles as well as when he appeared ‘live’ at the old Wembley stadium in very strange circumstances.