Friday welcomes new Editor

GN Media’s flagship weekly, Friday magazine has appointed Natalie Long to the role of Editor. Previously the Editor of tabloid!, Natalie has 10 years of experience in celebrity news, fashion, food, travel, arts and culture. In her new role, she will be overseeing the magazine’s content for print and digital platforms.

“As we celebrate 20 years of Friday magazine in 2017, we are thrilled that Natalie will be leading the team during such an exciting time for the brand,” says Katie Heskett, Publisher, Gulf News Magazines. “After having incredible success with tabloid!, Natalie’s talent and experience in delivering great content across all audience platforms is one that we look forward to bringing to the UAE’s most widely-read magazine.”

Natalie Long, Editor, Friday magazine adds, “I’m excited to join Friday magazine at this important moment in its history. I’m passionate about lifestyle content, and in ten years at tabloid!, I’ve learned that there is a wealth of wonderful stories to be explored right here in the UAE. I can’t wait to start working with the incredible team and bring even more engaging lifestyle content to readers, in the magazine and across digital platforms.”

Gulf News Media welcomes Group Marketing Manager

Gulf News Media (GNM) has welcomed Matthew Moore to the role of Group Marketing Manager. Having recently arrived in Dubai from the UK, Matthew has over 18 years of marketing experience, 15 of which are in the media and publishing sector. He most recently worked for Johnston Press as Head of Marketing and Communications, where he focused on driving total audience growth and customer engagement. In his new role, Matthew will be looking to implement marketing strategies across the GNM portfolio and drive audience growth and commercial revenues across print, radio and digital.

“I’m delighted to be joining GNM at this exciting time in the UAE media sector,” says Matthew. “Our brands are key components of the media landscape in the UAE and I am looking forward to working with the talented teams here. We have some great marketing campaigns and brand plans lined up for 2016 and these will not only help with our audience growth but will also mean we engage and interact with our customers more than we ever have. Gaining a deeper insight into our customers means we can deliver more relevant, personalised content to our audiences when they want it.”