Gavin Gibbon joins Shamal Communications

Dubai-based independent and full service agency, Shamal Communications has appointed Gavin Gibbon to the role of Senior Account Manager following the agency’s expansion and rebrand. With over 17 years of experience in journalism, PR and real estate, Gavin previously worked with ITP Media Group as Editor of Construction Week Online, OSN as PR Editor and most recently with Core Savills as PR and Communications Manager. In his new role, he will oversee all PR operations and work across the agency’s portfolio of clients across the region.

“Having worked with Shamal Communications during my time at ITP my decision to come on board was an easy one,” says Gavin. “The agency has an incredibly strong client base, with a passion to serve them well and foster good relationships with the media. Their ambitions also match my own and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Core Savills welcomes PR & Communications Manager

Real estate company Core, the UAE associate of Savills, has welcomed Gavin Gibbon to the role of PR & Communications Manager. Previously the PR Editor at OSN where he compiled the monthly staff newsletter, assisted with the production of press releases and helped to organise PR events, Gavin brings over 17 years of experience with him to his new role. As PR & Communications Manager, he will be working to ensure that Core is the go-to source for media organisations in Dubai, the GCC and further afield, when it comes to expert comment on the local real estate industry.

“It’s great to be joining a company of the stature of the UAE associate of Savills,” says Gavin. “I come with 17 years of journalism experience so I have a strong grasp of what reporters are looking for and hopefully that will be reflected in my dealings with members of the media.”