The Basingstoke Gazette's Liz wants to Bond with the local community

Basingstoke Gazette: Gazette Newspapers' new publisher Liz Bond Gazette Newspapers' new publisher Liz Bond

A NEW publisher has been appointed at Gazette Newspapers – and she is looking forward to finding out more about the people and companies that make Basingstoke a great place to do business.

Liz Bond took up her post at the start of this month – and the former Trinity Mirror publishing director, who was previously in charge of 14 titles in London and Surrey, is relishing her new role.

“The Gazette is a vibrant paper and so is the town,” said Liz. “Because Basingstoke is growing, this gives us opportunities for growth, both in print and online.

“And the website audience is very impressive. I think our readers like the offering we have.”

Liz added: “The challenge in newspapers is to get the right balance and make sure that we serve the community while at the same time being successful and driving forward revenues – creating new platforms and engaging with the readers and advertisers. That, after all, is the challenge for all news-papers in print and online.”

Liz has been in the newspaper business for more than 30 years, starting her career in telesales at the Reading Evening Post, and later becoming advertisement director at Guardian Media Group.

Liz – who will also oversee the Andover centre – said: “I am pleased to be here, and am really excited about working with the great team at Gazette Newspapers. I am also looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the movers and shakers in Basingstoke and north Hampshire.”

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8:38am Fri 18 Jul 14

JJ38JJ says...

Well Liz is certainly very proficient with buzz words and corporate speak. But why the upper case 'B' in the headline?
I've always felt that Basingstoke needed a slogan. Nothing fancy in Latin or anything like that. How about "Basingstoke, there's nothing really wrong with it ....".
Well Liz is certainly very proficient with buzz words and corporate speak. But why the upper case 'B' in the headline? I've always felt that Basingstoke needed a slogan. Nothing fancy in Latin or anything like that. How about "Basingstoke, there's nothing really wrong with it ....". JJ38JJ
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6:45pm Mon 21 Jul 14

CrossofLorraine says...

Someone tell her to speak with Mrs Miller, she knows all about bonding with the local community - in Mapledurwell...
Someone tell her to speak with Mrs Miller, she knows all about bonding with the local community - in Mapledurwell... CrossofLorraine
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9:41am Tue 22 Jul 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

JJ38JJ asks....'But why the upper case 'B' in the headline?'
I can't tell if your question is serious or a joke. Perhaps if you had used some upper case letters for emphasis I might have got it.
JJ38JJ asks....'But why the upper case 'B' in the headline?' I can't tell if your question is serious or a joke. Perhaps if you had used some upper case letters for emphasis I might have got it. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 8

1:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Start of by taking those in authority on, therefore proving that freedom of press is worth fight for.
Starting with our MP Maria Miller and her close connection with the developer McNair Scott and the council’s misguided and costly high Court action over Manydown.
It not a case of Bonding with the people of Basingstoke it’s a case of good journalism and acting for the people who do not have a voice.
Start of by taking those in authority on, therefore proving that freedom of press is worth fight for. Starting with our MP Maria Miller and her close connection with the developer McNair Scott and the council’s misguided and costly high Court action over Manydown. It not a case of Bonding with the people of Basingstoke it’s a case of good journalism and acting for the people who do not have a voice. popleyrebel2
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11:52am Wed 23 Jul 14

JJ38JJ says...

I wonder if there is a Miller version of Godwin's Law?
I wonder if there is a Miller version of Godwin's Law? JJ38JJ
  • Score: 6

12:13pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
I wonder if there is a Miller version of Godwin's Law?
If there is, will you call it CrossofLorraine's or PopleyRebel2's law?
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: I wonder if there is a Miller version of Godwin's Law?[/p][/quote]If there is, will you call it CrossofLorraine's or PopleyRebel2's law? Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Wed 23 Jul 14

laurence86 says...

"“The Gazette is a vibrant paper and so is the town,” said Liz. “Because Basing-stoke is growing, this gives us opportunities for growth, both in print and online."
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.......Liz you can start by spelling our town name without the hyphen.
"“The Gazette is a vibrant paper and so is the town,” said Liz. “Because Basing-stoke is growing, this gives us opportunities for growth, both in print and online." .................... .......Liz you can start by spelling our town name without the hyphen. laurence86
  • Score: -4
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