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The Flashes & Flames team

Colin Morrison is Publisher-editor-founder of Flashes & Flames. He is a former magazine and newspaper journalist who has been CEO of media, information, events, marketing and broadcast companies in UK, Europe and the AsiaPacific including: Axel Springer, ACP, EMAP, Future, RELX, and Hearst.

Colin Morrison: journalist turned CEO and publisher

He is now an investor, director, and strategy consultant of media, technology and investment companies in the UK, Europe, US and Australia. He has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, US, India, South Africa, Australia, and Portugal.

Colin started Flashes & Flames as a blog in 2011. It became a subscription newsletter in 2020.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Industry & Parliament Trust; and a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers. He has been honoured as an “Influencer” in the Folio:100, in the US, and by an OBE in the UK.

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Flashes & Flames is published by Flashes & Flames Media Ltd., a company registered in the UK. Address: 7-8, Sherrington Mews, 3 Gunthorpe St, London E1 7RQ.

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Kieran Delaney is owner-founder of Mathematics, which designs and builds websites, apps and digital products for media and brands including Facebook, Dazed, Mixmag, Audi, Birkenstock, Kerrang! and RayBan. Mathematics designed, built and manages Flashes & Flames.

Kieran and his team have also been variously involved in web projects for NME, Adidas, X-Box, Stella McCartney and 02.

Previously, he had been Commercial Art Director for FHM. com at Bauer Media. Contact Kieran

Contributors and consultants

Sam Baker is an author and journalist who was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and Red magazines in the UK. She launched the women’s platform, The Pool, in 2015. Last year, she launched The Shift (a podcast on life after 40).

Alex DeGroote has been a leading UK-based investment analyst for more than 20 years, specialising in media and tech, with corporate clients including Trinity Mirror (Reach), WPP and Rightmove.

Sarah Risebrow is a highly-experienced analyst who undertakes acquisition search, company valuation, due diligence, post-acquisition integration and marketing planning across many markets.

Ian Findlay has managed M&A, fund-raising, investment, and strategic development for some of Europe’s largest media groups including: RELX and EMAP.