Maria Scannell, the commercial manager for Mirror Media Ireland, was awarded Trinity Mirror’s UK & Ireland ‘Commercial Manager of the Year 2015′ at a ceremony held in Manchester last week. The awards were hosted by English Comedian and TV presenter; Jason Manford. This is the second year in a row Scannell has won the accolade.
Trinity Mirror is one of the largest media organisations across the UK & Ireland with over 4,500 staff, 240 national & regional newspapers, and 200 publisher websites. The company adopted a leadership and strategy restructure over the last few years, which focuses on a digital led, integrated newsroom, delivering over 90 million unique users every month across the group.
James Wildman, Trinity Mirrors Chief Revenue Officer, and former MD of Yahoo stated: ‘Maria blew the judges’ socks off with her energy, professionalism and business results. Her numerous customer endorsements, personal achievements and leadership have underpinned our success in the dynamic Irish market and Maria is a deserving winner of this prestigious award’
Since 2013, Mirror Media Ireland has implemented a digital led strategy within its commercial and editorial teams, with the launch of new localised digital platforms; Irishmirror.ie, a mobile app, an eEdition and social media channels. It is now one of the fastest growing publishers in the country.