This is way late, but worth noting since we hadn’t seen it before. Johnston Press’ search engine optimisation evangelist George Hopkin left the regional publisher in February for the United Arab Emirates – his third stint in the region.
He is now heading digital development for Dubai-based Motivate Publishing, a 30-year-old publisher that’s a partnership between founder Ian Fairservice and UAE finance minister Obaid Al Tayer.
Hopkin had spent two years with Johnston, building out visibility in search engines. But CEO John Fry said in November: “Having examined JP