Insider UK: our 29 June 2023 newsletter

Hello and welcome back to Insider - your one-stop shop for everything Independent Advertising.

This time round, we’re looking at The Independent’s continued growth, celebrating our upcoming involvement in Pride in London’s parade and offering you the chance to win tickets to the truly legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.

Another great month for The Independent

The May figures for Ipsos iris have been released, showing another incredibly successful month for The Independent.


Highlights for May:

  • In the UK, The Independent reached 20.8M readers
  • The Independent was the largest quality digital news brand in the UK*
  • Indy100 was the fastest growing of the competitive set of news pureplay titles*, up 49% YoY.  It was also up 13% MoM to become the fourth largest of the monitored titles.
  • The Independent remains the largest pureplay news brand.


The Independent has been the UK’s largest quality digital news brand* in 7 of the past 12 months.

This success comes on the back of the recent YouGov report which showed that The Independent is more trusted than any other national non-specialist news title.

Source: © Ipsos, Ipsos iris Online Audience Measurement Service, May 2023, Brand Group – Digital Quality News Brands & Pureplays*, all adults age: 15+, UK *Note: Custom defined list by Independent. The Independent Brand Group audience includes Indy 100 data.

The Independent at Pride in London

The Independent is once again the official news partner for Pride in London. The year-round partnership has included our LGBT+ changemakers Pride List, with news and views centralised on our new Pride Hub.

On Tuesday evening, we had the honour to attend the Pride’s Got Talent final which saw 10 queer performers compete to win exclusive prizes in two categories: music and cabaret. The Independent’s very own Culture and Lifestyle News Editor, Roisin O’Connor, sat on the panel of music judges that saw artist Andrea Di Giovanni take home the top music prize with Jordan Charles taking the top spot in the cabaret category. For a full overview of Pride’s Got Talent, see our piece on The Independent here.

This Saturday, members of The Independent team along with friends and partners will march in the Pride in London parade in celebration and protest. This year’s theme for Pride in London is Never March Alone which centres around trans and gender non-conforming people who are having their human rights challenged and stripped away.

Pride in London will take place across Soho and Mayfair on Saturday 1 July with events running throughout the day. We hope to see you there!

Montreux Jazz Festival

This year, The Independent is the exclusive online global media partner of the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, which runs from 30 June to 15 July 2023 in Switzerland. One of the most revered events in music, Montreux has grown from its jazz roots in the 1960s to having more than 250,000 people descend on Lake Geneva each year to enjoy performances from some of the biggest acts in the world. This year, Bob Dylan, Lil Nas X, Mavis Staples, Sam Smith, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson, Norah Jones, Iggy Pop, Janelle Monae and countless others take to the Montreux stage.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Loyle Carner at the festival in Switzerland on Thursday 13 July, email Ashley Wood on with ‘Loyle Carner Montreux’ in the email heading by 1pm BST Friday 30 June.

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