Mashplant Media is a London-based digital media consultancy with a focus on publishing which exists to help businesses of all shapes and sizes do more with digital.

The company was founded by Martin Ashplant, a digital media expert with more than 15 years experience in online publishing, encompassing content, commercial, product, marketing and audience development. He oversaw the tripling of online audience on a year-on-year basis at both Metro and City A.M., as well as securing record digital revenue figures at both publications. He also received widespread industry acclaim for his response to the challenge of ad-blockers. As a certified Agile practitioner, Martin introduced and used lean and iterative approaches to develop digital products from inception to success and has won numerous awards for his work.

Martin is also a qualified journalist and a seasoned commentator on the media industry. A few examples of his writing and contributions to publications such as the Guardian and Sunday Times can be seen below.

Ad blocking: is this the end of the free internet? – The Drum
‘Over a quarter’ of City AM readers turned off adblockers in trial – The Guardian
Why Metro is betting on apps – Digiday
Adblock-alypse Now – The Sunday Times
How City AM’s new digital strategy is boosting mobile traffic –
The inherent value of a habitual reader – The Media Briefing
Is ‘brand engagement’ a meaningless metric? – Marketing Week

Additionally, Martin has delivered keynote speeches and been part of panels at a range of events including the Digiday European Publishing Summit, News:Rewired, Monetise Media, Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, Specle Summit and Press Gazette’s News on the Move.

You can find out a bit more about Martin and his work here

Mashplant Media offers a range of services with one key thread running through all of them – to improve the digital capacity of clients we work with. These services include advice, consultancy and in-house support on:

We can also offer training or speaking options to help enhance your team’s understanding of digital media or to engage event delegates with real insight based on high-level industry expertise.

If any of these are of interest – or if you’d just like a no-obligation chat about how we might be able to help – please get in touch at or send us a message here