Octane Announces sale to Dennis Publishing

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Monday, April 2 – Octane Media has today announced the sale of Octane magazine and its accompanying website to Dennis Publishing. The monthly classic car title will join Dennis’ existing portfolio of printed car titles, Auto Express and Evo.

Octane is a monthly classic car magazine that celebrates the world’s greatest cars, and the events and personalities that surround them. The magazine puts the readers’ passion at the heart of the magazine and uses the highest-quality design and photography throughout.

Geoff Love, Managing Director of Octane Media, comments: ‘We are looking forward to joining the motoring portfolio of Dennis Publishing. We have long considered Dennis as a natural home for the title, and were delighted by their approach. This acquisition will allow the editorial team to continue to focus on delivering the high-quality content for which the magazine has become world renowned. Dennis has proven skills in newsstand and subscription marketing and we are looking forward to a sustained period of circulation growth that can only be of benefit to our advertisers.’

James Tye, CEO of Dennis Publishing, says: ‘Octane makes perfect sense for Dennis Publishing. It’s a high-quality, fast-growing title that is run by a passionate and talented team. It fits neatly into our existing motoring portfolio and will strengthen Dennis’ offering to both readers and advertisers.’

The editorial team will be headed up by Octane’s current Editor Robert Coucher and Managing Editor David Lillywhite, and will relocate to Dennis’ satellite offices in Wollaston, near Wellingborough. Geoff Love will continue as Publisher of the magazine and Sanjay Seetanah as Advertising Director.

For more information please contact: David Lillywhite (Editorial) on 01733 392890, david@octane-magazine.com

Sanjay Seetanah (Advertising) on 01628 510080, sanjay@octane-magazine.com

Geoff Love (Publishing) on 01733 392890, geoff@octane-magazine.com

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