He moved to Dubai in 2012 and successfully built a regional Social Media department at Mindshare. It was during this time he grew attached to the Middle East and in 2015 he took the step to create a digital publishing company of his own, Lovin Dubai. Success quickly followed and Lovin Dubai continues to grow its following across the Emirate.
Hot on the heels of Lovin Dubai’s success, Rich decided to continue the momentum and establish Augustus to support Lovin’s long-term growth and address parallel gaps within the market.
Augustus was launched in In 2016 and the future is bright!
The majority of his experience came from working within the Finance Department for Mindshare Group one of the leading Global Media Agencies out there. Josef was part of the regional head office finance team at Mindshare MENA in Beirut also worked in the operational financial team at Mindshare Dubai office where he met and worked along with Richard. Managing a portfolio of major Global and Regional clients in the Media Industry as well as handling the Agency’s financial reporting operations.
Matias has had a breadth of experience across brands as the digital lead- brands such as Nissan, Zurich, and Dubai Tourism Local and Global to name a few- managing high volume budgets, USD 10 figures.
Now, Matias is the Commercial Director for Augustus DMCC.
She has a range of experience across sectors from Government, Healthcare, FMCG to Entertainment. Eventually leading the entertainment division of a London based agency with clients such as Sony Pictures UK & IRE, Home Entertainment and TV, Paramount and Universal Music.
Move forward two years and Lovin Dubai was born; Casey moved to Dubai, keeping up teaching but picking up journalism where she left off, by finding placement as a writer for the newbie website.
A keen interest in current affairs, media, food, social events and a big love for the city made the position a perfect fit. Casey has been part of the huge success and growth of the company.
Sourcing stories, creating content, keeping a keen eye on analytics and being part of the developing landscape of a dynamic young company are just some of the reasons Casey is more than happy to put in the hours for two jobs over one.
May moved to Dubai in 2015 where he started out as a real estate sales agent before becoming Digital Sales Mamager at Batut.com. Now he is a part of Augustus family.
A self-proclaimed meme expert, amateur photographer and a lover of cars, series and gaming. If she’s not writing content, she’s either drawing, jamming to her favorite tunes (from Nirvana to Eminem) or enjoying quality time with family and friends.
Thasneem or feel free to call her Thas if you wish! Thas was born in India but brought up in Qatar. She graduated with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from an Indian University in 2013 and has worked with a digital advertising company as an HR & Publication Manager in Qatar for 2 years before moving to Dubai.
Thasneem enjoys reading books, listening to music and watching crime documentaries, horror movies during her spare time. She is also a national level throwball player and enjoys playing badminton as well.