Gatwick and Airport Media announce new media partnership

Gatwick Airport and Airport Media Ltd have today announced they will join forces in a new venture in digital out-of-home advertising. The new partnership will launch in the first quarter of 2016 when Airport Media take over from the incumbent Eye Airports.
Airport Media Ltd has been set up by Tom Goddard, Chairman of Ocean Outdoor and DigiCom OOH, as a new sales and management operation.  Airport Media aims to disrupt the current airport media model through a fresh and innovative approach, offering a digital-centric premium media service, for major airports in the UK.
Tom Goddard will become Chairman of Airport Media and will appoint and announce his senior management team upon completion of the regulatory TUPE process.
Gatwick Chief Commercial Officer Guy Stephenson said: “Gatwick Airport is delighted to join forces with Airport Media as we look to expand our media estate with a partner that is at the forefront of digital development. We want to build stronger links with the London and International media community. Tom Goddard’s experience and vision for Airport Media are totally aligned with our own ambitions and, together, Airport Media and Gatwick will be focused on delivering a strategic and unique out-of-home media experience in a dynamic and growing airport environment. Gatwick would like to thank the team at Eye Airports for all their hard work over the last five years. ”
Tom Goddard said “The growth and quality of airport audiences has not been mirrored by the level of competition in the airport media market place.  With a definite gap for a pure play, digital-centric premium media offering, I created Airport Media to fill this void. Partnering with Gatwick Airport, one of the world’s most prestigious international airports, is a big first step towards achieving that goal and a huge endorsement of the Airport Media vision.”