Future US Promotes Ursula Morgan to Vice President of Media
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Future US today announced the promotion of Ursula Morgan to Vice President of Media. Most recently Vice President of Future Plus, the contract publishing division of Future US, Morgan has been with the organization for 15 years; coming on-board in 1997.
In Morgan's new role as Vice President of Media, she will oversee all of Future's gaming properties, including Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and Nintendo Power; Future Plus, which includes special interest media such as @Gamer, Crochet Today! and Your Knitting Life; and Future Studios, Future's in-house multimedia production studio. As part of this new expanded role, Morgan will manage all facets of the three divisions, including creative and production across digital and print properties. She is tasked with building business through strategic client partnerships with the delivery of fresh, relevant content across multimedia channels.
"During my 15 year tenure with Future, the company has challenged me to continually innovate and set new standards for the company that influence the publishing world," said Ursula Morgan, vice president of media, Future US. "As the industry continues to shift, I'm excited to put my skills to the task of strategically growing the company and our partner businesses."
A veteran of the publishing industry, Morgan has been responsible for managing a portfolio of print and digital publications that included magazines, websites, applications and marketing materials with an annual turnover of $11 million. At Future, Morgan successfully launched several consumer magazines. Other triumphs include raising revenues, subscription retention rates and reducing costs. Before joining the Future US team, Morgan was an experienced art director working for consumer and trade publications such as T3, Redline, Good Housekeeping, Design Week and Marketing Week.
"Ursula has proven to be an incredible force at Future," said Rachelle Considine, COO, Future US. "Her experience, knowledge, leadership and deep relationships will help guide the company to further success."
Future US is a leading publisher of digital media properties and special interest publications. The company's properties include market-leading sites and titles in the games, technology and men's and women's special-interest markets. For more information on Future US, please visit: www.futureus.com.
About Future US
Future PLC is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the U.K. and U.S. creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S., include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. The company's web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 2.9 million magazines each month; attracting more than 34 million unique visitors to its websites; and hosts 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 89 countries internationally, making it the U.K.'s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.
SOURCE Future US