Nigel F. Maynard is joining EnsembleIQ as editorial director of Drug Store News. Maynard joins the company from SGC Horizon, where he was editor-in-chief of print-and-digital brand Custom Builder and online-only brand PRODUCTS, specializing in print, digital and event coverage of residential architecture, design and construction.
In his role at DSN, he will lead the brand’s print and digital operations, including its increasingly popular video content, and expand DSN’s digital platform as it seeks to provide retailer and supplier news and features in whatever format the reader wants.
“Nigel is an experienced B-to-B journalist with a deep knowledge of how to cover an industry with an eye toward emerging trends and innovation,” said John Kenlon, DSN publisher and EnsembleIQ senior vice president. “Coupled with his passion to deliver content that meets readers where they are, we are excited to have him at the helm of Drug Store News and can’t wait to see his vision play out.”
Prior to his work at SGC Horizon, Maynard — an alumnus of the University of Maryland —worked at publishers Lebhar-Friedman and Hanley Wood.
"I'm excited to be joining the team at Drug Store News. There is so much happening in this industry right now and DSN is in a perfect position to keep readers informed and help them navigate the waters," Maynard said. “I plan to help the team leverage all the cool possibilities in digital, video, and social media to produce engaging content for our audience.”