Where: Financial Times
Top achievements of 2008: In spite of the turbulent worldwide economy this year, Financial Times grew its readership of C-suite and high-earner business executives across all regions this year, Howe said, citing research from 2008 BE:USA, an annual media survey by Ipsos of the U.S. business elite. "We’ve seen doubledigit circulation growth of U.S. retail sales of the newspaper this year. At the same time, FT.com has more than doubled its page views and increased unique users by 60% year-on-year," he said. Howe was appointed president of the Financial Times, the Americas, in June 2007, after being named senior VP-advertising in 2006 and VP-advertising in 2004. Before joining Financial Times, Howe was VPadvertising for The Wall Street Journal.
Top priorities for 2009: "FT confronts the financial crisis from a position of strength, having recently expanded into the Middle East and China as part of a comprehensive global strategy," Howe said. "Additionally, continued digital innovation is a major focus, and we have several new products launching this fall that will bring customers an even more diverse set of solutions."