MoodieDavittReport.com is published by independent company Moodie International, now one of the UK’s most successful multi-media business-to-business publishers and information providers.
The website was launched as The Moodie Report in March 2003 and quickly became established as an indispensable source of reliable and real-time business intelligence on the global travel retail sector. It now regularly attracts over 300,000 page views a month.
MoodieDavittReport.com grew out of The Moodie Report, a weekly e-Newsletter and PDF for the travel retail industry launched in September 2002 (subsequently relaunched as the sector’s first e-Zine in late 2011).
The Moodie Davitt Report effectively challenged – and reinvented – the whole trade press model, winning widespread industry recognition for its no-nonsense, easy-to-read format, style and content, mercifully free of the usual industry speculation, spin and barely disguised advertorial.
The html-linked e-Newsletter published every Thursday and pioneering e-Zine (Wednesday) are now sent to over 8,000 readers each week (a list that is regularly updated) making them easily the best-read media in the travel retail marketplace, as well as the most respected and trusted.
In October 2003 our brand was extended to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition. Published in a unique user-friendly concise size that is handy for travel, briefcase or handbag, it was an immediate critical and commercial success and is now a clear leader on a like-for-like issue basis in advertising terms.
Unlike other trade publications, it avoids the semi-advertorial ‘product feature’ driven approach and focuses instead on in-depth analysis of the industry and of the drivers underpinning the business – such as currency and tourism trends. From 2007 the quarterly frequency was extended to six times a year, bolstered by key supplements – including The Moodie Davitt Report Category Insight and dedicated retailer and airport publications.
In October 2007 we launched the Digital Print Edition, that provides readers anywhere, anytime access to current and back issues. It enhances the user experience through multimedia and a variety of viewing options, as well as allowing search capabilities of all articles, advertisements and images across the entire Print Edition.
Unlike any rivals using similar technology for their paid subscribers, the Digital Print Edition is sent by hyperlink to the entire readership of The Moodie Davitt Newsletter and e-Zine – free of charge.
As an organisation we continue to invest heavily in innovative digital media, including The Moodie Davitt Podcast, The Moodie Blog, The Moodie Davitt Twitter feed and a popular new service called Moodie Davitt Live.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Martin Moodie founded Moodie International in early 2002, after nearly a decade and a half at Raven Fox, publisher of the prominent print publication, Duty-Free News International (DFNI). From 1996 to January 2002 he was Managing Director there, having been Group Editor until the company was acquired by Euromoney in 1995.
The company conceived, owns and organises the airport commercial revenue sector’s most acclaimed conference, The Trinity Forum, first held in June 2003. Excitingly, in 2007 the Forum became a joint venture with Airports Council International (ACI) World (and from 2013 also with ACI Asia-Pacific).
Moodie International also co-moderates the programme at the annual Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) conference.
The Moodie Davitt Report.com editorial team is headed by Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, plus President and Co-Owner Dermot Davitt. Dermot joined the team in April 2006 after a long and successful editorial and management career at Raven Fox, where at one point he worked as DFNI Editor under Martin Moodie. An astute commentator, editor and reporter, he is also an adroit conference moderator. He is charged with developing the company’s fast-expanding print division.
In April 2016, his contribution and status within the company were underlined by the change in branding of our flagship title to The Moodie Davitt Report.
Chief Administration Officer, Victoria Bowskill, takes charge of all administrative matters, ensuring that all issues to do with readership, circulation, and general operational matters are dealt with quickly and efficiently. Quality customer service is integral to Moodie International’s approach and to Victoria’s role. Subscriptions and Production Manager Sinead Moodie takes charge of all advertising production, working closely with our valued business partners, as well as subscriptions and a significant amount of graphics and image work on our website.
Chief Creative Officer Matt Willey leads our multi-media efforts. He was formerly Editor and Content Manager at SPG Media, where he was responsible for the editorial content and budgets of six independent publications, eight websites and the speaker commissioning for two exhibition forums per year. At SPG he edited Future Airport for four years. Matt is supported by Digital Content Editor Declan Moodie, a graduate in Film Studies and specialist film editor.
Underlining our commitment to true global coverage, we’re delighted to have as an integral member of the team one of travel retail’s most experienced and respected journalists, Peter Dowling, based in Auckland, New Zealand (Senior Editor: Asia Pacific, Latin America).
Our dynamic editorial team is completed by Brands Editor Helen Pawson, who joined in August 2012 and leads our acclaimed product coverage; Rhodes-based Associate Editor Colleen Morgan, a highly experienced consumer and business journalist and published book author; and Clare Austin, a much-respected consumer and B-2-B writer and editor, who leads our coverage of the critical beauty sector. Jason Holland joined the team as Senior Editor in July 2015, playing a key role on The Moodie Davitt e-Zine and our business news coverage.
Following the company’s rapid expansion, Jon Elphick was appointed Production Editor in December 2003. He was formerly Chief Sub-Editor at DFNI, where he earned a formidable reputation for accuracy and punctuality concerning all editorial production matters. He is supported by the superb design skills of the super-talented Ray Heath.
The Moodie Davitt Report’s complex web programming and other technical services are in the expert hands of Dilantha Fernando, based in Brisbane, Australia.
In April 2005 the team was boosted by the arrival of Advertising Development Director Claire Wates, an outstanding sales executive from Raven Fox, and another former colleague of Martin Moodie’s. And in 2007 the commercial team was strengthened even further when long-time Frontier magazine (and Awards) Associate Publisher Sarah Genest joined the team as Advertisement & Events Development Director, and in mid-2013 was promoted to Vice President Sales & Events. The oustanding Connie Magner joined the team as Advertising Director in January 2014, spearheading new business advertising relationships as well as handling an established client base.
In April 2016, Richard Jell, a former Board Director of UK publishing house Euromoney (at that time parent company of Duty-Free News International), joined The Moodie Davitt Report as Senior Advisor and Non-Executive Board Director.
Richard, a highly experienced Publisher, was a long-term adviser to company Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie from the foundation of Moodie International in 2002. He left in 2013 during the company’s brief period under external control.
The Moodie Davitt Report is committed to providing quality business intelligence in a fast and flexible format. In a global industry, we believe information needs to be conveyed quickly, accurately and in a no-nonsense style. We put a huge premium on speed and integrity of information, coupled with the best distribution in the market.
Please contact us with your comments, company notices, news and views – or if you would like to register for our weekly e-Newsletter, simply e-mail Sinead Moodie at the address below.
+44 (0) 20 8231 7200 (Switchboard)
+44 (0) 20 8231 7201 (Editorial)
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8231 7220
Editorial e-mail: Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com
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