Dan O'Shea Joins Light Reading as Managing Editor

Highly respected communications industry editor takes pivotal role at Light Reading as global online telecom publication implements new strategy

Jul 24, 2013

NEW YORK, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM has appointed Dan O'Shea as Managing Editor at online telecom publication Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the premier source for telecom industry analysis, which leads its sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.

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O'Shea has been covering the telecom sector for 20 years, writing about all aspects of the industry and winning several ASBPE (formerly American Society of Business Publication Editors) awards. He previously served as editor-in-chief of Telephony magazine and was the founding editor of FierceTelecom.

Now, following a six-year stretch as a home-based freelancer, Chicago-based O'Shea is joining the Light Reading editorial team (on July 26) just as it introduces a new design, additional multimedia functionality, and greater engagement with the global communications industry community.

"It's a real coup to have Dan on the team. His knowledge, experience, and in-depth understanding of the industry will be invaluable as we embark on the re-launch of Light Reading. As well as being a top-class editor, Dan is very well known and very well respected in the industry," said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "And with his in-depth knowledge of fantasy sports, craft beer, and baseball, Dan is going to be an invaluable source of interesting but largely irrelevant information, which I'm sure he will share liberally with the Light Reading community."

"I'm thrilled to be working alongside long-time colleagues and friends such as Ray, Carol Wilson, and Sarah Reedy, as well as working for such an esteemed telecom publication," said O'Shea. "If there is an intersection to be explored between telecom and craft beer, I'll find it. But in the meantime I'll concentrate on fresh analysis of hot topics such as packet-optical, Carrier Ethernet, and SDN."

The revamped Light Reading, due to debut in August, will employ the content management system and proven operational strategies of DeusM, an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM. DeusM builds and operates highly engaged communities of qualified users within specialist B2B markets using a strategy of best-practices focused on content and technology.

Amy Averbook
Sr. Director of Marketing, UBM DeusM

About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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