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 attracts over 500,000 page views a month.
MoodieDavittReport.com grew out of The Moodie Report, a weekly Newsletter and PDF for the travel retail industry launched in September 2002 (subsequently relaunched as the sector’s first eZine in late 2011).
The Moodie 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 Newsletter published every Wednesday and pioneering eZine are now sent to over 10,000 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. 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’ 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 multi-media 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 eZine – free of charge.
As an organisation we continue to invest heavily in innovative digital media, including the spectacular new-look, full-screen Moodie Davitt eZine launched in mid-2018; The Moodie Davitt Podcast; The Moodie Blog; The Moodie Davitt Twitter feed; and a popular new service called Moodie Davitt Live, a real-time Blog for trade exhibitions and conferences.
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. And it owns the acclaimed Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards.
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 as well as co-running the balance of the company’s activities with Martin Moodie.
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 Technology 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.
Our dynamic editorial team is complemented by Rhodes-based Associate Editor Colleen Morgan, a highly experienced consumer and business journalist and published book author; Kevin Rozario, one of the travel retail and beauty sectors’ best and most experienced talents; and Mark Lane, a top-class business writer.
Jason Holland joined the team as Senior Editor in July 2015, playing a key role on The Moodie Davitt eZine, which he now edits, and our business news coverage.
The quality of the company’s layouts, designs and original creative creations are down to the superb design skills of the talented Ray Heath, our ‘go to man’ for all seasons.
The Moodie Davitt Report’s complex web programming and other technical services are in the expert hands of Matt Willey and Dilantha Fernando, based in Brisbane, Australia.
Our commercial efforts are led by Irene Revilla, appointed Publisher in August 2018. Irene is responsible for driving commercial revenues across multiple platforms and for developing new projects. She worked for WPP – the world leader in communications services – from 1999 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2018 as Global Head of Client Services (London) for WPP-owned Aviator/Kinetic. From April 2012 to August 2013, she was SVP Strategic Development (Shanghai) at Dentsu Aegis Network.
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.
In August 2018, Michael Barrett was named Events and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Director at The Moodie Davitt Report. He was formerly Executive Officer at the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA), a position he held since July 2010. Before that he also worked at TFWA as Conference & Research Manager from 2006 to 2013. Besides his events and executive experience, Michael has an impressive background in CSR projects and fund-raising.
Sonia Mills joined the team in April 2017 as Executive Assistant, charged with the near-impossible task of managing Martin Moodie’s business affairs (and expenses) and the less daunting but equally critical task of ensuring all office administration is managed in the most dutiful manner.
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 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
Advertising e-mail: Sarah@MoodieDavittReport.com
General e-mail: Victoria@MoodieDavittReport.com
Subscription e-mail: Sinead@MoodieDavittReport.com
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Great West House
Great West Road