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consultant, producer/editor/epublisher :
Jennifer Segal
HQ: London and New York
UK +44 (0)7810 358 591 (mobile)

Boutique transatlantic media and publishing agency/consultancy (since 2007) with a focus on strategic innovation, content and commercial development in the evolving digital media landscape.

I draw upon an extensive international and extraordinarily talented network to bring success to any endeavour; holistic approach with personalised style.

Project specialties/skills:
- Accomplished producer and editor/writer
- Content development and commercialisation across formats and platforms (ie, print, ebook, web and mobile applications, video, audio and film), throughout territories internationally
- Bespoke content and publications for brands; related events, publicity and marketing
- Producer, editor and ePublisher for individual clients with marketable stories and content
- Strategic partnerships and business development
- Digital publishing strategy, initiatives and pricing programmes
- Intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial initiatives
- Fluency working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
- Experience with business acquisitions and dispositions, negotiations and deals, including digital publishing deals in conjunction with print and other media
- Dexterity working with a variety of stakeholders from content creators, including writers, editors, artists, photographers, designers; developers and technologists; producers, literary agencies and publishers; to corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business proprietors, venture capital/capital partners and investors
- Diplomatic and brand ambassadorial approach to public and external relations management
- Publicity campaigns
- Skilled communicator
- Particular experience with genre related to lifestyle (see below)
- Strength in non-fiction, biography, social and oral history, memoir

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Jennifer Segal has over ten years experience in publishing, film and media with established companies and entrepreneurial ventures, across print and digital formats and platforms. She shares time between New York and London where she directed the development and sale of a digital media application and business on behalf of BBC Worldwide. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford and in 2006 was awarded seed funding and a fellowship to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA) for first-place in the Oxford Entrepreneurs university-wide business pitch and plan competition. Prior to the UK she began her career in New York working with editor Tina Brown, Miramax and Hearst Corporation, and with hotelier André Balazs.

years experience: 10+
General fiction, Non-fiction: Biography, Social and Oral History, Memoir, Lifestyle: Wine and Food/Cookery, Champagne, Spirits, Restaurateurs, Hotels, Travel, Adventure/Exploration, Yoga, Mind/Body/Spirit, Health and Well-being, Science and Technology, Golf and Sporting Activities, Arts and Music, Business, Politics, Philanthropy, Society
Publicity enquiries please email:


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A fine W(h)INE
Curated collation of wine stars/star wines (occasionally accompanied by food;)

Recent associations/clients/authors:

Champagne Pol Roger/Pol Roger Portfolio
Anova Books
Hearst Magazines UK
BBC Worldwide (London and New York)
Dale Bell (Author/Editor)
Eddie Merrins (Author)
Diversion Books (New York)

Produced/edited 'Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 Years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-tasting Competition', in association with Champagne Pol Roger, published by Pavilion, an imprint of Anova Books

Independent Content Development (print books, ebooks, web and mobile applications, video, film)

Agent on behalf of clients and content as appropriate (or I refer to primary agents in my network)

Digital publishing strategy, business and commercial development; models across formats and platforms:

- Hearst Magazines UK (London) strategy consultant review of brands and print archives in light of market opportunities for digital commercialisation (online/ebooks)

- BBC Worldwide (New York) strategy consultant related to BBC News and in the US market

- Diversion Books (New York)

- Directed the development and sale of on behalf of BBC Worldwide (London)


Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 Years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-tasting Competition
Hardcover, 256 pages (Pavilion, December 2013)

- Available for international delivery via:
Also at Berry Bros & Rudd, and Daunt Books locations across London; Heffers Book Shop in Cambridge, UK
Wholesale trade orders via Nielsen, or please contact


Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead by Eddie Merrins

Woodstock: An Inside Look At The Movie That Shook Up The World And Defined A Generation by Dale Bell

- Titles above ePublished by Moving Mantra, an imprint of JSNewMedia, and available via:
Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, B&N Nook, Kobo


Please contact Jennifer Segal at with queries re publicity, special sales, foreign translation and other territorial rights, and re rights and options for further content development
(eg theatrical/dramatic/tv/film/audio/radio/online/apps).

NEWS - Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2014:

Very pleased to share will be opening the Hay Festival 24 May with a Champagne Pol Roger reception featuring 'Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 Years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-tasting Competition' book, in honour of the new festival president (TBA end of April).


MBA, University of Oxford
Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA)

Panelist and Speaker:

- Mountbatten Institute
- Parsons The New School for Design
- Oxford Business Alumni Association

Conferences recently or regularly attended:

London Book Fair
Frankfurt Book Fair
BookExpo America
Bookseller FuturEbook Conference
Mediabistro Ebook Summit
SVCO: Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford
Oxford Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference


Comité Champagne Annual Tasting 2014
Oxford & Cambridge Alumni Wine Society 2014

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