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Matt Kelly

Chief Content Officer
Archant Group

Matt Kelly is the Editor-in-Chief at The New European and Chief Content Officer for Archant Group. He joined the Archant Group, which owns more than 130 regional publication brands in the United Kingdom, as its newly-appointed Chief Content Officer in November 2015. With ample experience on both a local and international scale and across various platforms, he has been behind the launch of successful digital brands like MirrorFootball.co.uk and 3AM.co.uk. Having begun his career in regional papers like Formby Times and Liverpool Echo , Kelly went on to occupy leadership positions at The Daily Mirror and Mirror Group Digital, and played a significant role in the digital transformation of the Argentinean newspaper Clarín as part of his role as director of the Barcelona based consulting agency Cases i Associats. Prior to joining the Archant Group, he was Group Digital Director at LocalWorld, now part of Trinity Mirror.

Kelly is currently responsible for leading the content strategies of Archant Group’s different publications across an ample variety of platforms: from newspapers and magazines to mobile, applications and television.

Matt Kelly is on the Global Editors Network board.

Session

Lecture : The New European – Britain’s final new newspaper?

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The New European newspaper launched in just nine days to oppose Brexit. It was supposed to last four issues but quickly became profitable and developed into a successful new entrant into the competitive UK market. What went right? Matt explains his theory and why it has fundamentally changed the way he thinks about journalism.

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Fireside Chat: Can Facebook become news friendly? What to expect from its new media strategy?

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Facebook looms large in the thinking of publishers of all sizes. The relationship has not always seemed fairly balanced, but in the past year the platform giant has demonstrated, at least at face value, a willingness to understand and engage with media. Are these efforts enough? Will Facebook become a genuine and beneficial partner to […]

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