Diane Young Co-Founder and CEO of The Drum

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Diane young Diane Young is co-founder and CEO of The Drum, which is a media company serving marketers and media people with news, events, insights, consultancy and other services. From a degree in pure and applied mathematics through a short stint in the health service, Diane has been instrumental in growing The Drum from 14 people in a damp basement in Glasgow to an internationally recognised B2B media company with offices in Glasgow, London, New York, Singapore and Mumbai. As well as services which help marketers to prepare themselves for the future, she has led the team that has built thedrum.com into the third biggest marketing news platform in the world and is pursuing second and then first place! Diane is interested in marketing of course but also endlessly curious about the world of business and is a keen student on how to improve performance. She has done a TEDX talk and speaking engagements have included talks in the USA and Scandinavia and she is working on developing skills in TV production and presenting. Strangely she also finds herself being a pub landlady as The Drum Labs, The Drum’s new innovation centre in Shoreditch, has a bar that needs a licensee. In her spare time she looks after her family of husband (who is also her business partner), three children, a dog, a pet mouse and an investment property portfolio.

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