Forrest will commence his new role on 12 June 2023 and joins from Future, bringing valuable experience in technical SEO, audience trends, data provision, and paid performance marketing across digital channels.
In his role at Bauer, Forrest will be responsible for technical SEO – creating effective ways of working regarding SEO actions, including supporting Bauer’s content strategy and portfolio for audience growth through organic traffic.
Charlie Calton-Watson, Chief Digital Officer, Bauer UK commented: “Stuart’s expertise will perfectly complement the skills we already have within our talented team. Building on these is a focal point for us as we look to accelerate the growth of our digital business. As such, this is a tremendously important development in our transformation journey and for the future of our publishing business.”
Forrest added: “I’m pleased and excited to be joining Bauer at what’s clearly a key moment in its digital transformation journey. My whole career has been in media, and I’ve always enjoyed working closely with content, technology, and commercial teams to reach and engage consumers. Bauer’s brands have a deserved reputation for quality, and this is an excellent platform from which to grow our digital audiences. I’m looking forward to working with Bauer’s teams to realise what I see as enormous growth potential.”