My Media World: Harry Owen

In a new feature for Media Week Harry Owen, commercial director of City AM, tells us what makes up his Media World.

Harry Owen: commercial director of City AM
Harry Owen: commercial director of City AM

I have worked in the media since...
September 2001

I was attracted to this particular role because...
Lawson Muncaster (City AM founder and managing director) bought me lunch

Not many people know that...
My first job was in a PR agency

My worst experience in the media was...
Negotiating with Dentsu in Tokyo without an interpreter

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in the media industry it's...
Always deliver what you say you are going to deliver

The best bit of media business I have been involved in was...
The launch of City AM

The one thing I can't stand in media is...
Bullshit

Outside of work I spend my time...
With my family, Naomi, Florence and Darcey

If I could do it all over again I would...
Sell more adverts at higher prices

The one event I would never miss is...
Royal Ascot

If money were no object I would...
Not get on the Waterloo and City line ever again!

The next 12 months will be...
Spent developing more channels for City AM, beyond the print product

If I ruled the media world I would...
Ban eating on Charlotte Street and make Boisdales, Sweetings, Lutyens, 1 Lombard Street and Luc's compulsory

If I could switch places with anyone in the media world it would be...
Matthew Freud

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