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Vanessa Clifford

Vanessa Clifford

Deputy Chief Executive, Newsworks, UK

She has worked in the media and marketing industry for over 20 years, starting out as a media trainee working with Farleys and Wrigley, via the client side before returning to the world of media agencies.

At Newsworks, Vanessa's role involves overseeing and developing the relationship with media agencies and advertisers, championing the role of newsbrands in the media mix. Vanessa is a senior figure in the press market, regularly commenting in the national and trade press and speaking at industry, client and media owner events.

Vanessa's previous agency role was Head of Publishing at Mindshare, leading the 54-strong press exchange team. She was also a core member of the GroupM trading team, involved in negotiations of £490m spends across press platforms.

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