The Financial Times Ltd has appointed International Media Consultants (IMC) as the sole commercial representative of the Financial Times (FT) Newspaper in the Middle East Region, effective May 2018.
IMC, who have been the exclusive representative for FT Live Events and FT Specialist titles in the region for the past 16 years, will now also be responsible for all commercial revenue across the FT Newspaper in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. With a 100 percent paid circulation of over 920,000 and 2.2 million daily readers (PWC Audited) the FT Newspaper’s circulation is at its highest in its 130 year history, as per company sources.
“We are extremely pleased to be appointed as the commercial representatives for the FT Newspaper in the Middle East. With its paid circulation and leading editorial content the FT Newspaper offers a rather unique and valuable proposition for advertisers in this region. We currently provide clients targeted advertising campaigns through the FT’s specialist print and online offerings, the addition of the FT Newspaper means we can now offer a broad range of content solutions allowing deeper engagement with the FT’s affluent and influential readers,” said Luke McGreevy, Director of IMC.
With this new appointment, Mr McGreevy will be working under the title of Head of Commercial for the FT Newspaper. He will remain the Director of IMC and Head of Commercial for FT Specialist titles and FT Live Events.
“This appointment also means we can provide our clients more integrated solutions along with their FT campaigns such as the addition of client tailored events with the FT Live Events team or perhaps vertical advertising across FT Specialist titles through to bespoke research with Longitude, the FT’s research arm,” added Mr McGreevy.