Following departures, Alphabet Media restructures business

After a fairly public firing of two of the company’s three senior managers, Alphabet Media, publishers of FutureGov magazine and producer of the FutureGov series of events, has undergone a restructure. (Read also: Management bust-up at Alphabet Media)

According to a press release by the company, it will now merge its events and publishing teams, to be led by founder James Smith. 10 events staff will leave the company, Smith told Marketing.

He said that the company would however, add two new events to its calendar this year.

“What’s changed is that the delivery of these events is being run from a single team, headed up by me. Previously we had parallel publishing and events teams – with all the duplicated costs that come with it. As a result, sadly, some lovely colleagues will be leaving the business,” said Smith.

Its editors will be driving its portfolio of events in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“By bringing together the delivery of our events and publishing businesses within the same team, we provide our public sector audience with a more content-driven experience,” said Smith in the release.

Earlier, an internal email from Smith to Alphabet Media staff stated that Smith “sacked Mohit and Ellen”. Mohit Sagar was managing director for conferences and Ellen Quek was the company’s general manager. Smith, in a blog last year wrote that the company’s “events were not good enough” in reference to their departures.

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