Nervora moves offices to d3

Nervora, the media company behind and POPSUGAR Middle East, has moved offices from Dubai Media City to Dubai Design District. The agency has a portfolio of web properties that span genres of luxury, lifestyle, travel and technology and works with publishers as well as advertisers to deploy media over a number of these sites.
“We’re bullish on the future of media and design here in Dubai and the MENA region at large.” says Shashi Menon, CEO, Nervora. “d3 has assembled a collection of like-minded organisations and individuals, and is also a strategic supporter of ground-breaking initiatives like our flagship Fashion Prize. We’re excited to see what’s to come of this growing community.”

McGettigan’s Group welcomes Chanelle Tourish

Chanelle Tourish has joined the McGettigan’s Group as PR and Communication Manager. With over six years of experience in journalism and PR, Chanelle previously worked for Time Out Dubai, part of ITP Publishing, as Music and Nightlife Editor. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing all public relations and communications for the McGettigan’s brand around the world.

“With the recent McGettigan’s growth, we are very pleased to have Chanelle join the team,” says Dennis McGettigan, CEO, McGettigan’s Group. “Her years of experience in journalism and nightlife is a great combination for us and we’re sure that she’s going to play a key role for us as we look to further expand the brand worldwide.”

Chanelle adds “I’m thrilled to take on this new role with McGettigan’s and to be representing a brand I feel so passionate about. This is a very exciting time for the group, who are going from strength-to-strength with the launch of two new venues in Dubai.”


The Entertainer welcomes new Junior Editor

Charlotte Bright has joined The Entertainer as Junior Editor for the GCC Region. With over three years of experience in media, Charlotte most recently worked as Editorial Assistant at OK! Middle East where she wrote features and reviews as well as conducted interviews and edited copy. In her new role, she will be responsible for editing and proof-reading all new monthly offers as well as compiling next year’s books with the rest of the content team. Charlotte will also be working on the app and web content that goes alongside the market-specific incentive offer books.

“I’m thrilled to take on this amazing new role with The Entertainer and to be working with such a fantastic International company,” says Charlotte. “I’m a huge fan of The Entertainer products and can’t wait to get started on our exciting upcoming projects.”

CNN expands Cathy Ibal’s role

Cathy Ibal has joined CNN International Commercial’s executive team and taken on a wider remit, adding CNN’s advertising sales across Middle East and Africa to her existing responsibilities in Southern/Central/Eastern Europe, Turkey and CIS. In her expanded position, Cathy will lead CNN’s advertising sales teams across all of these regions and extend her work with CNN International’s digital, data and branded content divisions to deliver smart, integrated advertising and brand solutions to a wider range of clients. She will also be responsible for developing CNN’s long-term strategic relationships with key brand partners in these regions, as well as continuing to identify opportunities for advertisers in innovative areas such as CNN Digital. Cathy will now report directly to CNN International Commercial President Rani R. Raad.

“I am immensely pleased to see homegrown talent like Cathy taking responsibility over these key territories and leading one of the most accomplished advertising sales teams, not just at CNN International but the entire industry,” says Rani. “I look forward to Cathy continuing to grow these regional sales markets and working with clients on brand solutions that simply aren’t possible or as effective anywhere other than CNN.”

Cathy adds “Over the last 15 years, I have developed a full appreciation of the power of CNN, our content and unique approach to developing commercial solutions that can completely change the way a brand is perceived around the world. I’m delighted to add Africa and the Middle East to my existing remit and work with clients in all of these regions to collaborate on impactful and exciting partnerships that leverage CNN’s momentum in areas such as digital, data, branded content and the enduring power of TV and quality video.”