Ref NoOBS/6/1/1/2/1/4/1
TitleMiscellaneous board papers
Extent3 files
Creator NameThe Observer Limited; Editor's Office; Donald Trelford
DescriptionFound loose among other board papers.

Includes memoranda/notes from: Donald Trelford; Douglass Cater; John Cole; John Cornwell; Pat Ferguson; John Silverlight; Brian Nicholson; Jennie Beck; Nick Morrell; Stephen Pritchard; Jeremy Hunt; Alan Johnstone; Karen White; Brian Blelloch; Paul Bridges; Jess Watts; John Nuttall-Smith; Adam Raphael.

Subjects covered include: Aspen meeting 1978; autumn campaign 1988; strategy; perceptions of The Observer and its readers; production; sales; budgetry matters; salary reviews; tabloid research; management committee matters.

Also includes: lists of board lunch guests; pages from report on Mohamed Fayed; marketing plan from January 1988; paper on The Observer brand; 'A business plan for The Observer' meeting agendas, 15 December 1988 and 5 January 1989; forward planning meeting minutes and agendas, 12 January 1989; memorandum on editorial investment by Adrian Hamilton; note on editorial budget meeting, 3 April; list of retained contributors and staff, 1989; advertising ratio, February 1990; magazine schedule, May 1990; ABC figures, 1990 and January 1991; circulation report, February 1991; contributions summary, March 1992; management committee agenda papers, 28 October 1992; reader panel papers, 21 and 28 February 1993; circualtion report, 16 May 1993; letter from various members of staff disagreeing with editor's decision to publish Tiny Rowland's story; miscellaneous undated budgetry and other papers.
A small section of this file concerning staff salaries remains closed.
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsStaff salary records closed until review in 2025
TermPress Advertising
CopyrightGuardian News & Media

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NA8United States/North and Central America
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