Dynamic media company strengthens senior creative team as it gears up for new launches and acquisitions in 2008
Imagine Publishing is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Slingsby to the newly-created position of Editorial Director. Dan will oversee Imagine's growing portfolio of specialist consumer titles, both in print and online, with a remit to improve and refresh its existing media properties and launch a number of new magazines and websites.
Slingsby joins the company from newspaper and website syndication agency DNA Publishing. In a journalistic career spanning more than 20 years he's held senior roles at EMAP and Future Publishing, where he launched, edited and managed a wide variety of specialist magazines and websites, including PC Format, Computer Arts, Focus, Digital Camera Shopper and Family Days Out
Commenting on his new role at Imagine, Slingsby said:
"I'm very excited to be joining Imagine Publishing at this important time in the company's evolution. I've been a great admirer of Imagine's success story over the last two-and-a-half years and am looking forward to working with the editorial, design and online teams to help drive the company on to even greater achievements.
Imagine has a number of strong market-leading positions in the videogames, computing, entertainment and photography markets and my focus will be on solidifying and improving our performance in those areas while looking at new launch opportunities and ideas."
Imagine founder and Managing Director, Damian Butt, added:
"Dan's track record of innovation, commitment to quality and creativity made him the perfect choice for Imagine's most senior editorial appointment. I am very much looking forward to working closely with him to drive the Imagine portfolio forward - both print and online - and also move into some exciting new markets. It's going to be another busy year at Imagine.
Imagine Publishing is one of the UK's fastest growing consumer specialist publishers. Formed in May 2005, it now publishes 20 magazines and 20 websites in the videogames, computing, entertainment and photography markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.