A webinar with PPA 30 Under 30 Winners

March 23, 2021 | 10-11am

PPA Live! Webinar sponsored by Shutterstock Editorial

Investigations, Freedom of Information requests, holding the government to account and affecting tangible change. A day in the life of a B2B news journalist is one packed with specialist reporting, providing industry readers with trusted and valuable information. In an era of fake news and misinformation, B2B journalism is more important than ever to keep professionals updated and informed.

This PPA Live! B2B News, sponsored by Shutterstock Editorial, featured two of our PPA 30 Under 30 Class of 2020, who are both at the forefront of B2B reportage in housing and civil engineering. Rob Horgan, former News Editor and now Head of Content & Engagement at New Civil Engineer and Nathaniel Barker, Deputy News Editor at Inside Housing spoke with Ben Giles, Director of Media at Shutterstock about how they got to where they are now, the ground-breaking news reporting that has affected change at government level and the importance of multimedia storytelling in the digital age.


Nathaniel Barker, Ocean Media Group
Nathaniel Barker
Deputy News Editor, Inside Housing
Ocean Media Group

Nathaniel’s entry really showed us how important he is to Inside Housing and our judges especially loved the podcast he has helped to produce. A real operator!

Ben Giles, Shutterstock Editorial
Ben Giles
Director, Media
Shutterstock Editorial

Ben Giles is a Director of Media for the UK and DACH at Shutterstock, where he is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships with leading publishing and media organisations. Based in London, Ben has been at the company for over three years ensuring that publishers are capitalising on Shutterstock's Editorial, Creative, Footage and Music offerings which provide a streamlined solution to the world's media.

Prior to his role at Shutterstock, Ben worked for the Daily Express and at Hearst Magazines, as Sales Director and at IPC Media as the publisher of Wallpaper*. His previous experience in the media industry demonstrates his aptitude and passion for media, giving him a comprehensive understanding of what works for the clients and how best to collaborate.

Rob Horgan, Metropolis / emap
Rob Horgan
Head of Content & Engagement, New Civil Engineer
Metropolis / emap

Rob is clearly a very talented and hard-working investigative journalist who should be very proud of the impact his work has had. He has so much passion for his industry and made it clear to the judges that he’s an adept relationship-building, all while doing really impressive B2B work.