MHP Communications today announces that Keith Gladdis, the Daily Mail’s Executive News Editor will be joining MHP Communications as a Director.
He will be joining MHP’s Media Unit, offering senior counsel to clients on media strategy, crisis communications and effective campaigning.
Keith has worked in the cutting edge of journalism for more than 20 years and has held senior positions at titles including the Daily Mail and the News of the World before joining MHP.
As Executive News Editor of the Daily Mail he manages one of the most respected and effective teams of journalists on Fleet Street, responsible for the news, politics and campaigning content of the newspaper. He helped navigate the newsroom through the 2015 General Election, the 2016 Brexit campaign and led the coverage of Donald Trump’s win in the Presidential race.
At the News of the World he was Whitehall Editor and Northern Editor.
The MHP Media Unit is staffed by former journalists from all parts of the UK media, all of whom have the knowledge and contacts to help get clients in – or stay out – of the media spotlight. They use their experience and specialist knowledge to develop effective media strategies; provide media training; handle a crisis situation; develop compelling media content and engage effectively with key journalists.
Keith will be working with Ian Kirby, MHP’s Head of Media and former political editor of the News of the World and former BBC assistant editor Adam Batstone.
Alex Bigg, CEO of MHP Communications, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Keith to our team. He has worked at the sharp end of journalism for over 20 years and we were delighted he has agreed to join at a great time for MHP. Our Media Unit provides a wide range of services for clients and Keith’s knowledge, experience and passion for journalism will be a major benefit to our clients. Keith is the first of a number of new hires we will be making over the coming months to further strengthen our offer.”
Keith Gladdis said:
“I am very excited to be joining the team at MHP Communications at such an exciting time. I’ve been hugely impressed by the passion and professionalism on display at MHP and very much look forward to being part of its future.”