Patrick Mannion, VP and Group Brand Director at UBM Americas (which includes the division previously known as UBM Tech), was laid off earlier today as the company looks for further cost reductions. Despite his marketing-style job title, Patrick is one of the best known and most respected names in electronics journalism. In recent times he steered content strategy for UBM’s flagship electronics brands – EE Times, EDN and Planet Analog. He started at EE Times in 2000, after 4 years with Penton Media. Patrick had a 6 month spell at Hearst’s Electronic Products in early 2011 but returned to UBM Electronics in May that year. We met last week at Electronica where he was on great form, as always, producing a series video interviews with exhibitors. As traditional publishers have slashed editorial teams over the last few years, many leading technical journalists have found more secure and rewarding employment elsewhere in the industry. Brian Fuller and Richard Goering are now creating superb content for the marketing teams at Cadence, and Ron Wilson is doing the same at Altera. Maybe Patrick will go the same way and find a new outlet for his undoubted talents and great personality.
By Bob Jones|2016-10-24T10:54:16+00:00November 20th, 2014|
About the Author: Bob Jones
Bob founded Publitek in 1998. He has over 25 years’ experience in running technology PR and marketing communications agencies, following earlier careers in broadcast engineering and electronic component marketing. Bob read Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bangor, Wales, and has an MA in Marketing. He was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 1996. He is a member of the IEEE and the IET and in 2015 was named as one of "The 100 most influential tech agency PR executives globally" by the Hot Topics community of technology leaders.
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