Augustus Media has announced Michael Smith as group commercial director. Smith is from London where he also studied, before moving to Dubai in 2005 and started his career in sales at ITP working on Time Out Dubai as a sales executive and eventually became commercial director, moving internally to head up the Shortlist Dubai & Abu Dhabi Team, then moved back to Time Out Dubai to launch Time Out DXB (The official Dubai airport magazine). After ITP he worked in events and most recently digital sales at Edgar Middle East.
He will manage a team of 10 client service and business development, for Augustus Media portfolio of brands, Lovin (Lovin Dubai, Lovin Abu Dhabi, Lovin Riyadh etc), and Smashi (Smashi Crypto, Smashi Business, Smashi Gaming etc), as well as their content studio, Odeum.
Richard Fitzgerald – CEO, Augustus Media says: “Michael has a wealth of experience in our industry that will only add to the skills we already have as a team. By bringing Michael on board, and by his decision to choose to join us, is a testament to the strides we have made as a business, and our commitment to continue to reach our goals in the future. This is a very exciting phase for Augustus, and I’ve no doubt that Michael will be a great addition for us.”
Michael Smith – group commercial director, Augustus Media, says: “I’m very excited to join Augustus media. The company has continued to grow year after year with a clear vision and plan. I am keen to bring my expertise and knowledge to the team.”