Meet the management

Highly experienced yet fit and active management team with GSOH WLTM passionate clients who want to engage their customers with innovative, targeted and creative content for exciting multi-platform ventures. We promise to listen well, continuously delight and surprise you, and always return your calls – as long as you promise to pick up the cheque. Are you the spark that lights our creativity? If so, please drop your details to whomever takes your fancy below…

Victoria’s wealth of media experience includes 11 years working in London, during which time she was head of magazines at Express Newspapers and commercial head at Hachette Filipacchi. Victoria also worked on leading fashion titles Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Maxim, before moving to the Middle East to head up the commercial side of the Time Out group. She co-founded Hot Media in 2006.

 

In her formal role at Hot Media, Victoria develops strategic plans, formulates ideas for growth and wins new business.

 

In her informal role at Hot Media, Victoria advises team members on why the food they’re eating for lunch will significantly shorten their lifespan. They don’t listen.

victoria@hotmedia.me

VICTORIA THATCHER
Co-owner & Managing Director

Victoria’s wealth of media experience includes 11 years working in London, during which time she was head of magazines at Express Newspapers and commercial head at Hachette Filipacchi. Victoria also worked on leading fashion titles Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Maxim, before moving to the Middle East to head up the commercial side of the Time Out group. She co-founded Hot Media in 2006.

 

In her formal role at Hot Media, Victoria develops strategic plans, formulates ideas for growth and wins new business.

 

In her informal role at Hot Media, Victoria advises team members on why the food they’re eating for lunch will significantly shorten their lifespan. They don’t listen.

victoria@hotmedia.me

VICTORIA THATCHER
Co-owner & Managing Director

A classically trained journalist who began his media career in the UK, writing for national magazine titles at BBC Magazines and Future Publishing. John’s subsequent 15-year career in the Middle East includes the role of senior editor at Time Out, where he was responsible for launching new publications across the region. He co-founded Hot Media in 2006.

 

In his formal role at Hot Media, John oversees the agency’s entire creative output, working with clients to deliver market-leading solutions across multiple channels.

 

In his informal role at Hot Media, John wages a daily battle to keep the office kitchen tidy and wonders why nobody seems able to use a bin these days.

john@hotmedia.me

JOHN THATCHER
Co-owner & Chief Creative Officer

A classically trained journalist who began his media career in the UK, writing for national magazine titles at BBC Magazines and Future Publishing. John’s subsequent 15-year career in the Middle East includes the role of senior editor at Time Out, where he was responsible for launching new publications across the region. He co-founded Hot Media in 2006.

 

In his formal role at Hot Media, John oversees the agency’s entire creative output, working with clients to deliver market-leading solutions across multiple channels.

 

In his informal role at Hot Media, John wages a daily battle to keep the office kitchen tidy and wonders why nobody seems able to use a bin these days.

john@hotmedia.me

JOHN THATCHER
Co-owner & Chief Creative Officer

David’s 26-year career includes running global commercial operations at FHM magazine during its years as the world’s biggest-selling men’s magazine. Since moving to the Middle East in 2011, David has cultivated trusted relationships with leading clients across myriad businesses and is one of the industry’s most respected figures.

 

In his formal role at Hot Media, David ensures our commercial team is the most talented and passionate in the business.

 

In his informal role at Hot Media, David is both chief beard cultivator and chief kettle filler.

david@hotmedia.me

DAVID WADE
General Manager

David’s 26-year career includes running global commercial operations at FHM magazine during its years as the world’s biggest-selling men’s magazine. Since moving to the Middle East in 2011, David has cultivated trusted relationships with leading clients across myriad businesses and is one of the industry’s most respected figures.

 

In his formal role at Hot Media, David ensures our commercial team is the most talented and passionate in the business.

 

In his informal role at Hot Media, David is both chief beard cultivator and chief kettle filler.

david@hotmedia.me

DAVID WADE
General Manager

Kerri’s decade of experience in the Middle East includes heading up the design teams at leading fashion titles Emirates Woman and Citizen K, where she honed her market-leading photoshoot and set design skills before joining Hot Media in 2017 to expand her creative output across multi genres and platforms.

 

In her formal role at Hot Media Kerri oversees the company’s visual output, formulating art concepts that exceed the expectations of our clients each and every time.

 

In her informal role at Hot Media, Kerri is the office fitness fanatic and wearer of cool sneakers, often arriving at her desk after a ridiculously early morning gym workout that would no doubt kill the rest of us.

kerri@hotmedia.me

KERRI BENNETT
Art Director

Kerri’s decade of experience in the Middle East includes heading up the design teams at leading fashion titles Emirates Woman and Citizen K, where she honed her market-leading photoshoot and set design skills before joining Hot Media in 2017 to expand her creative output across multi genres and platforms.

 

In her formal role at Hot Media Kerri oversees the company’s visual output, formulating art concepts that exceed the expectations of our clients each and every time.

 

In her informal role at Hot Media, Kerri is the office fitness fanatic and wearer of cool sneakers, often arriving at her desk after a ridiculously early morning gym workout that would no doubt kill the rest of us.

kerri@hotmedia.me

KERRI BENNETT
Art Director