Gulf Business gets a make over

Regional business magazine Gulf Business has been given a new look and approach to content. Through a portfolio of interactive editorial tools, the title enables its readers to enhance their professional development and maximise profits for business. The changes made mean that the Gulf Business team will now be able to cherry pick content from across the region and beyond, with a focus on exclusive scoops and breaking news.

“This new model focuses on high-end in-house journalism and high-quality external commissioning, falling somewhere between The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed in terms of our innovative approach,” says Dean Carroll, Group Editor, Business Division, Motivate Publishing. “It means we are able to deliver expert content across a number of sectors and countries. Everything from banking, energy and property to transport, education, technology and much more.”


Motivate Publishing welcomes Dean Carroll

Motivate Publishing has appointed Dean Carroll as Group Editor of the Business division of titles. Dean has worked as a senior journalist across print and digital media for 15 years, before spending 12 months working in marketing and communications for the technology firm Centralway, in Switzerland. His editor’s blog for was recognised by the Reporting Europe Prize, and he has had academic work published in a number of noted journals. In his new role, Dean will oversee titles including Gulf BusinessThe Week, Campaign Middle East and Business Traveller Middle East.

“The decision on whether to join such a talented team at Motivate was not one I had to procrastinate over,” says Dean. “With such a diverse range of leading, multi-platform titles, the company remains ready to push the boundaries of what is possible in publishing – even after all these decades of success. Long may it continue.”