SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has today announced Darren Murph as the Global Editor-in-Chief of their market-leading tech website techradar.com.
Darren has a 10-year history in global media and marketing, having previously served as the Managing Editor at Engadget (2006-2013), hiring and training over 20 members of the editorial team, doubling their traffic, quadrupling their live coverage as well as co-developing Engadget Expand and becoming the Official Online News Source and publisher of the 'Best of CES awards'. He went on to become Senior Vice President of Editorial Strategy at Weber Shandwick (2013 – 2015). Darren will officially join the team on 1st March and will be based in Future's New York office.
Techradar is one of the world's most popular technology news and reviews website, and with more than 20 million users globally, it is one of the most influential in tech. Techradar is a 24/7 operation that works from offices in London, Bath, San Francisco, New York and Sydney.
Darren joins the senior team of Patrick Goss, Editor-in-Chief, and Marc Chacksfield, Global Managing Editor, who continue to oversee the integral development of the UK operations which is core to the brand's global growth.
Darren Murph says, "It's a tremendous honour to join the techradar family, and I'm grateful to be backed by a world-class leadership team at Future. The opportunities that await are staggering, and I'm eager to join a passionate crew that already has global reach and massive ambitions. We'll push the boundaries of tech publishing, enabling our partners to engage in transformative ways and giving readers unfiltered, no-nonsense recommendations on what matters.
"We're planning to expand our impact by becoming the go-to publication for reviews and tutorials on how to best utilise the technology that surrounds our lives. We'll explore breakthrough events and uncover stories that would otherwise fly beneath the radar. We'll be behind the scenes and ahead of the next big thing, informing and entertaining an audience that's hungry for advice from those who live and breathe in this space."
Nial Ferguson, Future's Content and Marketing Director, says, "We are hugely excited about what Darren will bring to techradar as we refocus our efforts around building the brand, audience and business. Strengthening the senior content team in the US has been a focus for us and this appointment is a great example of the ambition we have to grow in the States and around the world."
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
Future holds market-leading positions in Technology, Games, Music, Film, Photography and the Creative & Design sector. Future attracts more than 50 million monthly users globally to our websites, which include techradar.com, GamesRadar.com and musicradar.com.
Future sold more than 14 million magazines last year. Our most well-known brands include T3, Total Film, Edge, MacFormat and Xbox: The Official Magazine.
Future, and its portfolio, reaches over 15 million people on social media. Future has over 200 licensing & syndication agreements in 89 countries worldwide, and exports over 55 titles.