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Local teams’ ‘phenomenal job’ praised as publisher celebrates digital growth

Lloyd Embley 1A publisher has praised its local journalists after celebrating digital growth online.

Reach plc has revealed it was the only UK digital news publisher to experience year-on-year growth, according to Comscore results for March 2021.

The results reveal the company currently reaches 42.4 million adults every month online.

Reach Sports also hold first place in the Comscore sports category for March 2021, reaching 12.2 million people.

The table puts Reach ahead of other digital sports content publishers including Sky Sports, BBC Sport and Dazn.

Lloyd Embley, pictured, group editor-in-chief said: “The national and local teams at Reach have done a phenomenal job bucking the industry trend and continuing to deliver audience growth.

“Our customer value strategy is starting to bear fruit, increasing engagement.”