Marc Reeves has been a reporter, sub-editor, editor and senior manager in newspapers across the UK for more than 20 years. For four years he edited the Birmingham Post, but at the start of 2010 launched the West Midlands service of TheBusinessDesk.com, an exclusively online news and information service for the region’s business community.
TheBusinessDesk.com is considered by many commentators as one of the most innovative business models for new media publishing in the UK. The Independent said: “If any of these (online) entrepreneurial adventures are to thrive it should be The Business Desk.”
Reeves was one of the first newspaper editors in the UK to recognise the potential for social media, and under his leadership, the Post became one of the ‘most followed’ newspaper titles on Twitter, long before the social media phenomenon took off. He is also a blogger, commentating on current media issues on his blog, and a consultant, offering strategic communications advice for individuals and organisations seeking to remain relevant in the new media age.