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Andy Pemberton joins Pocket Outdoor Media as CEO

Published September 12, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Andrew Pemberton, a former publisher of VeloNews and executive at Panache Cyclewear, has returned to publishing as the CEO of Pocket Outdoor Media, the holding company that publishes VeloNews, Triathlete, Women's Running, Competitor, and VeloPress books.

Pemberton replaces Felix Magowan, who will remain as co-chairman of the company. Pemberton was Interactive Brand Director for Inside Communications (then part owned by Magowan) and publisher of VeloNews from 2007-2009.

Of the change, Magowan said, "The media landscape has shifted radically over the past few years and will continue to change. It's become clear to me that our brands need someone who understands this new media ecosystem and what drives media success. During his 10 years as COO at a successful cycling start-up, Andy experienced the pressures and challenges facing manufacturers to reach customers in new ways. He is the right person at the right time to lead our media brands."

"I grew up in a media family and, after I left VeloNews in 2009, I kept my eye on the business as I helped launch and grow Panache Cyclewear," said Pemberton. "I saw first-hand the pressures on consumer brands to adapt to the rise of social media, content marketing, and advertising and public relations agencies, and I watched as legacy media struggled to adapt and stay relevant. As CEO, I will combine my media background with my experience launching a start-up cycling and triathlon brand to engineer a bold new strategy for Pocket Outdoor Media. The rules have changed. Media properties must adapt with purpose and conviction."

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