Ahmed Garoon joins Hype as Senior Sales Executive

Ahmed Garoon has joined music and nightlife magazine Hype as Senior Sales Executive. Working alongside Lee Tunnicliffe, Ahmed will be responsible for generating new business across clubs, music, fashion and lifestyle clients, and also seeking sponsorship for Hype events.

“Hype is a the only magazine in Dubai that captures the city’s exciting sub-culture, as far as I’m concerned, and I’m looking forward to connecting new brands with the magazine,” says Ahmed. “I’ve been a fan of the magazine since its inception and joining the team brings me nothing but joy. The Hype team is extremely passionate about what they do and it’s great to be working with like-minded individuals who live and breathe their work as a lifestyle.”

Mark Pickup joins Shortlist as Commercial Director

Mark Pickup has been appointed Commercial Director of Shortlist Dubai and Shortlist Abu Dhabi across both print and digital, effective June 1, 2015. Previously Head of Sales for What’s On and Hype at Motivate Publishing, Mark brings years of experience including a three year stint as Group Head of the Ahlan! Division at ITP.

“I am very excited to be joining the Shortlist team,” says Mark. “I am very familiar with the Shortlist title and as I have worked in the hospitality sector of media for the past seven years, I strongly feel Dubai is ready for a fresh entertainment product that also has a strong fashion element. Shortlist will have a huge 65,000 weekly distribution and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to launch it.”

Hype magazine welcomes new Editor

Lesley Wright has been named as the new Editor at Hype: Powered By Mixmag magazine, the nightlife and music guide, available free, weekly, throughout the UAE. Previously Editor of world-renowned dance music title DJ Magazine in London for nine years, Lesley started her new role at Motivate Publishing this week.

“I’m really thrilled to be joining this exciting new title,” says Lesley. “The UAE’s music and club scene is fresh and exciting and we’ll be capturing that in Hype, bringing international DJs and bands to a local audience and supporting the army of city-based promoters who have created such a thriving scene.”