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Moving to the Darkside with Kenny Campbell

Campbell Brown's Kenny Campbell on kicking his front page addiction, the glacial pace of PR deadlines and why he misses being a wind-up merchant.

2 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Tim Jotischky

Tim Jotischky, senior consultant at PHA Media, on rude journalists, why Paul Dacre was the finest editor he worked for and his pitch conversion rate.

2 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Dave Masters

Dave Masters, content editor at Grayling, on struggling with PowerPoint, the pain of pitching and having 38,000 unread emails in his inbox when he left The Sun.

2 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey, head of content at Bite, on the rhythm of agency life, mastering Excel spreadsheets and the age-old values of narrative.

2 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Gerard Kelly

Gerard Kelly & Partners founder Gerard Kelly on his former life at the helm of the Times Education Supplement, setting up an agency and why Hogwarts needs some PR.

2 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Zaiba Malik

Grayling director Zaiba Malik on what she learnt from Jon Snow, her stint in a Bangladeshi prison and why there's nothing quite like a BBC News at Ten deadline to get the heart racing.

2 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Martin Deeson

Martin Deeson was one of the founding members of the Loaded team but life is more peaceful since setting up Deeson & Deeson with his wife. Gorkana catches up with him on the golden years of magazine journalism, being punched in the face by James Brown and why he was terrible to PRs in the 90s.

3 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Simon Kelner

Simon Kelner ran The Independent for 13 years before setting up Seven Dials in May. Gorkana catches up with him on PR bollocks, his pitch conversion rate and why a good agency is worth its weight in fees.

3 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Emma Morton

Emma Morton, former health and science editor at The Sun and now media strategist at Ruder Finn, on keeping calm in a pressure cooker, being a news freak and glow-in-the-dark lip gloss.

4 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

Moving to the Darkside with Martin Frizell

Martin Frizell, executive director, media at GolinHarris, on being a journalist who happens to work in PR, tracking the arc of a story and why The Mirror editor calls him Mr Whippy.

4 years ago in Moving to the Darkside

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