Burrowes quits Media Week to launch Dubai edition of Campaign

By Alyson Fixter

Tim Burrowes, award-winning editor of Media Week, has been poached to launch an edition of rival Campaign in Dubai.

Burrowes, who won a 2004 editor of the year award from the British
Society of Magazine Editors for his relaunch of Quantum title Media
Week, will take up his new position at Campaign Middle East from
mid-May.

The magazine is being launched by UK-based publisher ITP, which will produce the title under licence from its owner, Haymarket.

Burrowes
said: “I’ve loved it at Media Week and wish that this offer had come
along a year or so later, but it’s too exciting a chance to turn down.

“I’ve
been so busy relaunching Media Week, changing the format and
publication date and growing the team, that it would have been nice to
have a quiet year in which to enjoy our success.

“But I don’t
think a chance like this would come along again – to be approached to
launch a magazine with an ambitious company, on a subject I know all
about, and to do it somewhere hot.”

Media Week covers the
commercial side of the media and is shortlisted for five prizes at the
upcoming PPA Awards, including Magazine of the Year, Designer of the
Year and Editor of the Year. It is currently on the market as part of
the break-up of Croydon-based Quantum Business Media, along with sister
title Press Gazette.

Burrowes is due to appoint a deputy editor
from within the current team who will be acting editor until someone is
found to take the helm permanently.

He added: “I think the team’s in good shape and there are plenty of good people able to take on the deputy role.”

ITP
is the largest business and consumer magazine publisher in the Middle
East, with titles such as Arabian Business and Time Out Dubai in its
portfolio.

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