My Media World: John Gill

John Gill, head of agency sales for London Evening Standard, Independent & i started his media career working on the now defunct News of the World, has had a fight to secure a position in the industry and would love to buy a Sunseeker.

John Gill: head of agency sales for London Evening Standard, Independent & i
John Gill: head of agency sales for London Evening Standard, Independent & i

I have worked in the media since…
1992, when I started at the News of The World – RIP.

I was attracted to this particular role because…
I needed to get "a job-type job".

Not many people know…
That I had elocution lessons as a child. No, really I did.

My worst experience in the media was…
Physically fighting for a position.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in the media industry it’s…
Not to physically fight for a position.

The best bit of media business I have been involved in…
Changing The London Evening Standard to a free model.

The one thing I can’t stand in media is…
Rudeness.

Outside of work I spend my time…
With my two sons.

If I could do it all over again I would…
Read more.

The one event I would never miss is…
The Media Week Awards.

If money were no object I would…
Buy a Sunseeker yacht.

The next 12 months will be…
Even busier than the last 12 months.

If I ruled the media world I would…
Have more people working in it.

If I could switch places with anyone in the media world it would be…
Nick Abbot of LBC – So funny.

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