Kerin O’Connor became Chief Executive of Dennis Publishing’s flagship title, The Week, in 2011; shortly afterwards in 2012 he was awarded the PPA Publisher of the Year award for his work for the magazine.
Under O’Connor’s watch, The Week has seen 37 consecutive circulation increases in a trying market and has won a range of awards including Consumer Magazine of the Year in both 2012 and 2015. Globally, The Week is one of the fastest growing print magazines of the last decade. The print magazine’s success has been recently matched by the rapid growth of its award winning digital editions and daily news websites.
In 2015, O’Connor launched the first paid-for print brand extension, The Week Junior which was awarded the Launch of the Year Awards at the British Media Awards 2016. He also launched The WeekDay App, delivering users the essential stories for the day free to their phones.