Nicola Murphy My Biggest Mistake: Careless talk paid off in end

Nicola Murphy, 35, joined Procter & Gamble as a trainee and spent six years there before moving to The Publishing Team as sales and marketing director. Then she left to set up River Publishing with business partner Jane Wynn

Media: A kiss goodbye to radical radio

It was the dance station that promised always to play innovative music. But now Kiss FM's owner, Emap, has discovered that a mainstream music policy makes better business sense. So is it the beginning of the end for independent radio? By Paul McCann

Emap eyes home of style bible `The Face'

MAGAZINE COMPANY Wagadon, publisher of style titles The Face and Arena, is on the verge of being snapped up by Emap, the multi-national media company, according to people familiar with the transaction.

Emap has eye on style bibles' house

MAGAZINE COMPANY Wagadon, publisher of style titles The Face and Arena, is on the verge of being snapped up by Emap, the multi-national media company, according to people familiar with the transaction.

Media: So is Heat ever going to be hot enough?

The magazine that was supposed to be the bold new saviour of a nation's youth is now officially `struggling'. Will a rescue package help it turn the corner?

US sales help boost Emap's profits to pounds 161.6m

EMAP, THE international magazine publisher and radio broadcaster, yesterday forecast a rebound in UK and French advertising markets through the end of this year and into 2000 after warning of currently slower conditions.

Market Report: Cautious Emap feels the heat

EMAP, the publisher and radio broadcaster, seems to have embarked on a policy of talking down its shares. They fell 61p to 1,220p following what was described as "cautious" investment meetings that prompted some analysts to reduce profit estimates.

People and Business: Axel's roses

COLIN MORRISON, formerly of EMAP, and Stephen Barden, former editor-in- chief of TV-AM and general manager of BSkyB, have been recruited by Axel Springer, the German publishing giant, to set up a UK operation.

Barbour Index founder's pounds 22m

PATRICK BARBOUR, the founder of Barbour Index, yesterday pocketed pounds 22m when he sold the supplier of information for the construction industry to Havas, the French media group, writes Peter Thal Larsen.

Market Report: Merger rumour lifts cable groups

RUMOURS OF a big merger often occupy the stock market on Budget Day. So perhaps it was not surprising that Gordon Brown's latest offering had to contend with stories of a major telecoms get-together.

Media: New Lad takes on the New World

As laddism wanes in the UK, its magazines are storming the US - but with a wary eye on the nipple count.

Media: Can he take the heat?

Emap's magazine guru Barry McIlheney is looking for another smash hit.

Emap's $1.2bn US deal stirs investor fears

SHARES IN Emap lost almost 8 per cent of their value yesterday as the magazine publishing group launched a pounds 359m rights issue to help fund its $1.2bn (pounds 730m) acquisition of Petersen, the US magazine publisher.

Emap poised for $1bn bid in first US deal

EMAP, the publishing group behind magazines such as FHM, Elle and Smash Hits, is poised to make its first move into the United States with a deal worth more than $1bn.
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