Campaign announces new editor


Campaign Middle East is pleased to announce the appointment of a new editor who has now taken the helm. The highly-experienced Justin Harper has taken over from outgoing editor Austyn Allison who has left for pastures new.

Harper has worked for a number of well-known media outlets including the BBC, Daily Mail, The Telegraph and Financial Times Business. He has also worked in-house as a content specialist for the likes of Standard Chartered and Citibank during a 12-year stint in Singapore.

Coming from a business journalism background, the British expat also has agency experience having worked for two creative agencies and in PR during a career that spans more than two decades.

“As a media professional I first started reading Campaign when I worked in London and also during my time in Asia. It has a strong reputation in those markets as an authority on all things advertising, marketing and media. So I jumped at the chance to become its new editor for the Middle East,” he said.

Anthony Milne, chief commercial officer at Motivate Media, which publishes Campaign Middle East, added: “We are so pleased to welcome Justin to this dynamic team given his huge level of experience in the media industry. He will also bring fresh ideas and insights to help propel Campaign Middle East to great heights going forward.”

One of the big attractions of the role for Harper is the opportunity to interact with the industry’s movers and shakers at the many events Campaign Middle East hosts throughout the year. “I’m really looking forward to getting out and meeting people, our readers and consumers of our content, to hear their feedback and how we can continue to be the voice of this fast-paced industry.”

Reach out to Harper at [email protected]