Piers Eady joins 4media Group to head up its print and online offering as Head of News. Piers joins from The Daily Mirror, where he was most recently Deputy News Editor. The newly formed role has been created to help the agency’s clients develop their stories to give them the best chance of landing coverage in print and online publications. Drawing on his experience of working for a national newspaper, 4media Group will be able to advise on the strongest angles to catch the eye of print and digital newsdesks.
Eady started his journalism career at the National News Press Agency before joining the Hampstead & Highgate Express as crime reporter, before becoming local government reporter and then news editor.
For the past 14 years he has worked for Trinity Mirror, on the newsdesks of both the Sunday and Daily Mirror titles, with the past two years as The Daily Mirror’s Deputy News Editor.
4media Group Managing Director David Cotgreave said: “The addition of Piers to the team will add huge value to the work we do for our clients. At 4media Group we strive to put as much emphasis on understanding the journalistic process as we do understanding our clients, so Piers’ insight will be invaluable.
Piers Eady added: “I am hugely excited to be working for 4media Group and looking forward to bringing my experience of national newspapers to help our clients maximize their print and online coverage as well an ensuring their message is at the heart of the story.”
“Having received countless press releases over the years, I understand the importance of storytelling. Clearly communicating that story with a journalist is essential yet often overlooked.
Eady’s hire bolsters 4media Group’s team of media experts, including Cassandra O’Donnell, former producer at ITV, and Sinead Gilgunn, former producer at the BBC.
4media Group specializes in broadcast, news generation, research and video production, offering the ability to provide integrated campaigns to in-house PR teams and agencies.