March 7, 2017 webmaster

About Manchester joins MSM Digital to merge with Pocket Manchester

At the beginning of 2017, MSM Digital was joined by About Manchester, the successful online news and features website.

About Manchester

The magazine, covering the Greater Manchester area, was founded in 2014 by Nigel Barlow, journalist and writer, former joint editor of Inside the M60.

About Manchester will be combining with MSM’s existing What’s On Guide, Pocket Manchester, under the About Manchester name, to be a provider of the region’s premier news, features, business, what’s on and sports sites, aiming at a wide demographic audience and also covering events, reviews, interviews, science and technology and lifestyle.

Pocket Manchester

As part of the amalgamation, Nigel will take on the role of publishing Director and Editor across all the MSM titles.

MSM Digital director Neil Collins commented:

“In 2017 our journey enters its final stage with the announcement that Pocket Manchester and About Manchester will become one, offering both sets of readers a complete Manchester Journey in words and film, delivered to an even wider audience.

I am thrilled that Nigel Barlow will become Publishing Director and Editor of all the companies titles giving us quality content across what’s on and where to go.”

About Manchester’s Nigel Barlow said:

“I am delighted to be joining the team at MSM Digital and believe the opportunities created by the synergy of all the channels with the potential to reach over 100,000 unique users will boost and greatly enhance what are already excellent online products”

A new website combining the content of both publications will be coming soon.

Take a look at the websites and their social media below:

Pocket Manchester Website

About Manchester Website

Pocket/About Facebook

Pocket/About Twitter