Congratulations to Amrit Baidwan, Dennis Publishing, who is the winner of Digital Publishing Rising Star 2019
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From the offset Amrit has shown that she is an overachiever. Starting as an intern, she is now Dennis’ youngest Publishing Manager and last year led the launch of DrivingElectric.
As Automotive Publishing Manager, Amrit works across nine brands across Digital, Press, App and Events. Amrit’s passion for digital advertising meant that she took on new digital operational responsibilities in 2018, as part of her vision of what a publisher of the future looks like. Amrit’s enthusiasm and eagerness to succeed has led to her inclusion in a future leaders programme where she trains with Directors across the business, many years more experienced than her. Her passion for digital media is evident and she shares this with others through internal mentoring and training sessions. Her solution-led approach means she is often resolving challenges before we have even noticed them. Utilising her sales and campaign management background, she fully understands our clients’ needs, and in her new publishing role, she pairs these effectively with the requirements and interests of our audiences. Inspiring and leading from the front, Amrit led the launch team for DrivingElectric. Recognising the need for the new site by automotive audiences and advertisers, she presented the concept to our new investors and it became Dennis’ first launch since its acquisition by Exponent. She successfully collaborated with numerous teams across the business; Editorial, SEO, Video, Project Management, Sales and Development, and the site was built and launched in less than twelve weeks. Amrit’s logical approach and natural persuasiveness means that she has the ability to bring key stakeholders, internally and externally, along with her. And so, in this short time frame the site was launched, with a commercial partner secured, before she departed for maternity leave. Her work ethic, ambition and sheer determination put her in a good position to achieve her aim of one day being the first Asian woman to sit on the board at Dennis.
The Digital Publishing Rising Star 2019 is sponsored by Celtra