Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, part of ITP Media Group has appointed Sarah Garden to the role of Digital Editor. Having joined ITP Media Group in 2015, Sarah most recently worked with ShortList Dubai and ShortList Abu Dhabi. In her new role, she will be responsible for harpersbazaararabia.com and the associated social media channels, overseeing the brand’s editorial and video content.
Judy Cogan, former Lifestyle Editor for Friday magazine, has joined ShortList in the UAE as Deputy Editor. Judy has 10 years of writing experience, as well as a BA Hons in Journalism. As Deputy Editor, she will be supporting ShortList Editor-in-Chief, Eddie Taylor to produce the mass circulation weekly title ShortList in the UAE which is published by Arab Publishing Partners, part of ITP Publishing.
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.”
Arab Publishing Partners (APP) has appointed Eddie Taylor as Editor-in-Chief of soon-to-be-launched ShortList Dubai and ShortList Abu Dhabi.
Eddie Taylor is an editor, journalist and content specialist with close to two decades of experience in developing, launching and editing consumer titles. Having enjoyed senior publishing roles in London, New York, Amman and Dubai, Eddie was most recently Editor-in-Chief of Esquire Weekend.
“With its fast pace, unique tone and innovative features, ShortList is a magazine I have long admired so it is incredibly exciting to be handed the responsibility of launching the title in the UAE,” says Eddie. “The market is, I believe, ready for a mass circulation weekly and accompanying website that combines the best of what the country has to offer in terms of dining, entertainment and events, as well as the latest fashions, looks and accessories available in the nation’s stores. We are confident that our blend of information, insight and entertainment will make ShortList an essential read for every resident and tourist.”
Going online in March this year, ShortListDubai.com and ShortListAbuDhabi.com will be the first products in the ShortList brand portfolio to launch. With sharp reviews, snappy previews, entertaining features and intelligent insights on the myriad of attractions in the UAE, all underpinned by comprehensive listings, a calendar of events and select booking facilities, the ShortList sites are set to become essential destinations for both residents and visitors. With an accompanying newsletter and social media channels, ShortListDubai.com and ShortListAbuDhabi.com will help a broad audience determine what to do today, tomorrow and over the weekend ahead.