Pinpoint Media Group welcomes Gareth Kurt Warren 

Pinpoint Media Group has appointed Gareth Kurt Warren to the role of Head of Digital Strategy. With over ten years of experience in regional PR and journalism, Gareth previously worked with where he held the role of Launch Editor and most recently worked with Gulf News Guides where he held the role of Editor. In his new role, he will oversee the digital and social growth of magazines under the agency including Altitudes, Yachts Middle East, Debonair, Watch 1010 and La Femme, while also standing in as the Acting Digital Editor

“EDGAR is one of the oldest, most trusted and dependable men’s magazine in the region,” says Gareth. “It has had incredible editors and writers since its launch and it’s amazing to contribute to the brand’s growth. PPMG have a collection of amazing brands, well-respected print titles, and passionate Editors. Taking these brands to the next level, online, is going to be fun and quite exciting.”

Pinpoint Media group welcomes Thomas Billinghurst

Pinpoint Media Group has appointed Thomas Billinghurst to the role of Deputy Editor of Debonair and Watch 1010. With a wealth of experience in the media industry, Thomas previously worked for titles such as Arabian Aerospace, SportAccord Daily, Gulf News and tabloid!. In his new role, he will further develop Pinpoint Media Group’s reputation for quality journalism and content that defines the image of luxury men’s lifestyle in the region and beyond. He will also be responsible for overseeing all print and online content for both Debonair and Watch 1010

“I share a deep-rooted affinity with the core ethos of Debonair: prioritising enduring style over ephemeral crazes,” says Thomas. “We seek to present narratives that will stand the test of time. From our cover stories to our fashion pieces, we highlight those aspects of rarefied living that set us apart from the rest. I think it’s this symbiotic connection that makes this role the most natural of fits.”

Pinpoint Media Group welcomes Hershey Pascual

Dubai-based media company, Pinpoint Media Group has appointed Hershey Pascual to the role of Digital Editor. With over 18 years of experience in journalism, Hershey previously worked with Forbes Middle East as Senior Editor and most recently with Adam&Eve magazine as Online Content Editor. In her new role, she will work on Pinpoint Media Group’s digital platform across LaFemme, Good Taste, Luxury SQFT and Debonair magazines.

Pinpoint Media Group signs media distribution deal

Dubai-based media company, Pinpoint Media Group has signed a distribution partnership agreement with Spinneys, Waitrose and WHSmith for product placement and distribution. The partnership will see Pinpoint luxury magazines Debonair, La Femme, La Femme Arabic and Luxury SqFT take prime retail space within Spinneys and Waitrose stores across the UAE as well as dedicated stands in seven WHSmith stores across the GCC.

“We are delighted to have joined forces with such a strong GCC retail partner and are excited our luxury magazines will now be available to more shoppers across the GCC,” says Darren Hodgkin, CEO, Pinpoint Media Group. “Obviously this partnership will provide our popular and well-read titles considerably greater visibility across the region, which is something we constantly strive for.”

Debonair welcomes new Editor

Men’s luxury lifestyle title Debonair, part of Pinpoint Media Group, has appointed Eduan Maggo to the role of Editor. Previously Country Guides Editor at Gulf News Publishing, in his new role, Eduan will oversee all editorial content across the print and online publication.

“After years of honing my versatility, I’m quite excited to be returning to one of my first loves – men’s fashion and lifestyle. What drew me to this magazine is its unique voice, it presents intelligent articles in a visually striking manner,” says Eduan. “I’d say Debonair and I share a fashion philosophy that favours timeless style over fleeting trends, and as such I’m looking forward to overseeing the next phase of its evolution.”

Debonair magazine to launch online platform

Following a successful launch last month, Debonair magazine has announced plans for the publication’s online platform – –set to go live this coming November. Debonair is a Dubai-based print and online publication dedicated to men’s luxury lifestyle. The monthly publication strives to deliver independent, informative and visually impressive content, with features that celebrate the notion of timeless style rather than fleeting fashions. The new title circulates 16,400 copies across the UAE, offering a focus on arts & culture and showcasing the best in property, precision instruments and travel destinations.

The Debonair platform will include features that have run in the print publication, as well as online-only content, which is designed to create a more interactive experience. The website will feature, video, sound bites and a variety of images to offer a more comprehensive view of the stories and further the print offering. Significantly, the Debonair website will also host an online store for a soon-to-be-launched menswear brand that has been created by the Debonair team.

“Launching Debonair has been like filling a blank canvas with ideas for a new approach to men’s lifestyle journalism,” says Jihane Miller, Editor, Debonair. “We celebrate the enduring appeal of style as opposed to the fleeting nature of trends, and look to bring a more diverse offering in terms of subject ranges and cultural agenda. We’ve set out to produce a magazine that is confident, stylish and charming – the very definition of debonair.”