About_MBR

MBR Publications Limited are at the forefront of leading business publications and corporate event organisation which has an appeal to a diverse business audience and corporate executives on a nationwide basis.

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The company’s flagship is the Malta Business Review, a specialised publication that focuses its attention on the business community, banking, financial, industrial, commercial, hospitality, and tourism, political and economic sectors in Malta. The core objectives for the magazine are to provide an outlet for reporting the activities and politics in the accountancy profession and to provide insightful stories/opinions/editorials regarding the major business landscape, SME and other small businesses environment, and to act as a platform for the study accounting issues and development strategies for the accountants.

Company Profile

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MBR Publications Limited are at the forefront of leading business publications and corporate event organisation which has an appeal to a diverse business audience and corporate executives on a nationwide basis. MBR Publications Limited is a micro business aimed at the big time. In order to reach its lofty goals, MBR Publications Limited focuses on the mission behind the vision. It will take all the employees, owners, founders, and vendors daily living the vision that both our publications reflect and also which the events represents. The vision manifests itself in three ways:

  1. Be one of the top three event planning specialists in the Malta.
  2. Hold minimum 24 events per year.
  3. Produce the same high quality positive results, every time.

As business educators we mean to add dynamic, real-life perspectives to our publications, also adding executive education, disseminating real-time and precise topical information, offer resources and networking conferences that support participant-centered learning, the cornerstone of a teaching practice that stimulates entrepreneurial thinking and prepares them for future managerial decision-making.

MBR Publications Limited partners with clients to create first-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels in various business organisations and governments. We leverage the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of DMP’s/DMUs and influential business leaders, high profile authors to provide solutions that are relevant to today’s most pressing business challenges. For more than five years, we have developed and delivered innovative, creative and technology-driven thought solutions that drive meaningful business results.

MBR Publications Limited is the leading Publications, PR, media and marketing centre of excellence for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine MALTA BUSINESS REVIEW, business publications such as The Accountant, Property & Life Magazine, MAINSAIL, Sunday Trends, books, digital content and tools published on www.mbrpublications.net , MBR Publications Limited aims to provide professionals in Malta with rigorous insights and best practices to help lead themselves and their organisations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

Marketing

Marketing

Advertising with us

With our advertising packages we are also offering you optional value added packages based on block bookings and exclusivity or preferred partner basis as follows:

  1. The use of the digital e-version which goes to over 200,000 via e-newsletter.
  2. Exclusive Distribution during all our events.
  3. Inclusion of your Logos on our newsletter which goes to over 200,000.
  4. Additional Marketing/PR: Digital e-version also online on The Malta Independent website, PR and advertising strips and write-ups weekly on The Malta Independent on Sunday, The Business Weekly Times.
  5. Free delivery to: All Banks, All 4 & 5 star hotels, Government Departments, including digital version flip-over magazine.
  6. Free uploading on a separate dedicated icon our website and PLM website.
  7. Free uploading and availability on our App system which will be launched April 2015.
  8. Complimentary web banners on MIA website.

Products and Services 

The Malta Business Review magazine is a specialised publication that focuses its attention on the business community, banking, financial, industrial, commercial, hospitality, tourism, political and economic sectors in Malta. The core objectives of the magazine is to provide an outlet for reporting the activities and politics for all the business community and to provide insightful stories/opinions/editorials regarding the major business landscape, SME and other small businesses environment, and to act as a platform for the study accounting issues and development strategies for the accountants.

The Magazine 

The Malta Business Review magazine is an A4 full size, full colour, high quality publication that many readers who over the past years have done business with us have come to rely on us as a source for their economic and business guide with top expert contributions, articles, case studies, exclusive interviews, features and much more.

The magazine can be subscribed through a mailing list, delivered free by post or downloaded directly from our website. Research has also shown that readers very strongly associate the words “Independence” “Quality” and “Integrity” with our brand and are therefore endowed with a certain level of “trust by association”.

Details of our advertising rates can be found on the rate card available online, but rest assured we will always do our best to tailor a complete package for each client to ensure that you receive maximum exposure and maximum value.

Malta Business Review leads from the front in this fast moving industry.  As one of the Malta’s top publications with top editorial leadership looking at affiliates in the all the commercial, business, financial and other industries or looking to enter it, the editorial ranges from news, event listings and affiliate polls through to in-depth features and analysis that cover all imaginable sectors; our magazine features the biggest names in the local industry to put you at the forefront of it all.

Publisher’s Mission Statement

The Magazine Publisher’s mission is to develop and distribute a magazine that will have an appeal to a diverse business audience of readers on a nationwide basis.

Management Team

The Company was founded by Martin Vella and Margaret Brincat. Mr. Vella has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, both locally and abroad. Through his expertise, he was able to bring the best operational and service capabilities that a dedicated company only can commit toward the successful selling of all the publications and events under the company portfolio.

Martin Vella worked in a variety of specially commercial businesses, including the shipping, trade, transport and logistics sector before advancing to a successful career in marketing, sales management and communications.  He has occupied consultative executive and managerial positions, tenders in the medical and healthcare areas, and has now assumed responsibility of editorial, publishing and events department. Specialising in high-profile interviews, Martin is widely credited as the architect of branding corporate interview in Malta.  Martin is also CIM UK qualified and has built a reputation in the marketing, PR and advertising sectors, which is second to none, before acquiring academic distinction, becoming an acclaimed freelance and ghost writer for numerous overseas and local publications.  Martin has travelled extensively participating in distinguished international exhibitions and trade fairs, and was the first international Business Development Manager to secure a Euros 100,000 contract for a Maltese manufacturing firm Eagle K-Wear in the GCC (Arabian Gulf) countries under the ERDF scheme.  Martin is also a business development consultant and provides editorial, publishing, printing services, at the same time managing some of  the best corporate events in Malta, among which are Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and also Malta’s Best in Business Awards.

Expansion Plan

As time progresses, MBR Publications Limited continues to build its marketing reach by developing and expanding its presence on the Internet/Facebook and also other social media. The business has also acquired relationships with locally based and international partners who work in different market segments. Additionally, the Company has developed large scale public relations campaigns that have attract politicians, celebrities, academics, and other well-known individuals and groups to contribute to monthly articles and participate in the monthly events and ventures that the company promotes.

Recent circumstance of events, completely removed the company’s Directors from any connection associated to The Economic Update, which the MALTA BUSINESS REVIEW has now superseded and overtaken. We are committed to maintain a leading position as a premier business publication, with an excellent reputation of putting our customers first. Our strategy is based on personal long term relationships, providing a professional service with consistent quality and setting highest publication standards. We take pride in delivering what we promise.

The above sums up our philosophy, vision and also our commitment to the business community. Our publications are also being taken to overseas exhibitions such as ICE Gaming in Earl’s Court London, wherein I shall be present with a stand, Paris Motor Show, China Trade Expo, Tunisia Business Expo, etc.

Magazine Content & Audiences

The Malta Business Review is the Company’s flagship publication- a complex publication that integrates business issues with topical, social, political, and economic stories and unbiased commentary. The content developed by the Magazine Publisher primarily comes from contracted reports, the Company’s editorial and writing staff, and news from affiliated media houses, news sources and wire services. As time progressed, the Company continued to increase its content capabilities, and has secured the writing services of world-reknown authors and writers to contribute the Company’s publications, which already boasts Malta’s prime writers, leading experts, high profile academics, analysts and also bring high profile interviews as never brought before.

Key MBR audiences include:

  • Policy makers and Opinion leaders
  • Regulators
  • Banking supervisors
  • Bankers
  • Asset managers
  • Government Ministries and civil service departments
  • Govt & Organisational Corporations
  • B2B/B2C
  • Business Corporations and organisations / Group of Companies
  • Commercial and industrial organisations
  • Hotels and Catering establishments
  • Academics and University professionals
  • Politicians
  • Entrepreneurs & SMEs
  • Tax/Legal/SME Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • HR Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Account Executives
  • Secretaries
  • and more…

Target industries

  • Consulting
  • Legal/Accounting
  • Internet/Technology
  • Media
  • Manufacturing
  • Services
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Public/Not for profit
  • Real Estate and Property Development
  • Retail
  • and more… including:

The Malta Stock Exchange;
Finance Malta;
Malta Enterprise;
Valletta Fund Management;
All major banks, incl. BOV; HSBC and foreign banks
Central Bank;
Company Formation Agents;
Trustees, Fiduciaries & Trust advisors;
Accountants & Accountancy Firms;
Tax Lawyers & Law Firms;
Hedge Funds;
iGaming;
Captives;
Emerging Markets Fund Management;
Insurance (in emerging markets);

A target audience list is also attached (Rate cards may be designed and also supplied by email).

Print Advertising Sales

Within each magazine or publication, the Company dedicates approximately 30-40% of the magazines pages for print advertisements which are sold on a monthly basis. The management has already hired two independent sales executives on full time basis that will sell advertising space (for both the print and online version of the magazines and all publications) to advertisers throughout Malta and also beyond. The business will also promote new advertising sales by partnering with major marketing and advertising firms that will place new advertisements within the Company.

OUR MAIN MAILING LIST:

 Manufacturing Industry executives List Banking executives List
Automobile Industry Executives Lists Business Services Industry executives List
Engineering Industry Executives List Chambers of Commerce executives List
Transportation Industry executives List iGaming executives List
Hospitality Industry executives List Architects & Engineers executives List
Insurance Industry executives List Consumer Services List
Energy Industry executives List Cultural Industry executives List
Law Firms & Legal Services executives List Education Industry executives List
Media & Internet Industry executives List Retail  Industry executives List
Building & Construction Industry executives List Finance Industry executives List
Telecommunications Industry executives List Government executives List
Software Industry executives List Healthcare Industry executives List
Utilities & Waste Treatment Industry executives List Doctors, Physicians and Surgeons List
Maritime & Aviation industry executives list SME’s executives list
Real & Property executives list Transport & Logistics executives list
Top Marketing/ HR/ Finance/ IT Executives List ERP Users List
Technology Users List Wholesale Industry executives List

Our Confidential Companies Sections List

  • Banking
  • Autos
  • Sports
  • Company Research
  • Energy
  • Executive Research
  • Health Care
  • Commercial
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing

Media

Media

MBR Publications Limited is a marketing solutions leader trusted by local business clients nationwide. We are committed to helping our clients create and grow their customer relationships by providing a custom mix of marketing solutions that include websites, print, mobile, social media and search engine marketing. Our passion is delivering the highest quality solutions for the best value to help businesses of all sizes meet their goals.

Corporate reputation has become one of the most important intangible assets for maintaining and enhancing firms’ competitiveness in a global marketplace. Researchers have shown considerable interest in measuring the corporate reputation and success that businesses converging in one business centre enjoy. Against this background, we bring you direct company perspectives from CEOs and managers who share their stories, tell us about company structure, strategies, products and services. Drawing on recent developments, we build our features on the positive relationship between business group affiliation and FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). In addition, we explore the impact of business group affiliation, highlight individual success or merits, and how that varies in strength among business groups based on their size and diversification.

There are particular skills that separate business innovators like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Marc Benioff from ordinary managers. We shall also be interviewing select innovators across all business sectors who demonstrate that these skills are not the particular endowment of the lucky few. In our special feature, the leaders of companies in Malta and Gozo discuss what gives them their edge. We rank businesses best institutions by focusing on the following areas: Business Strategy, Leadership, Human Resources Management, Social Responsibility, Corporate ethics, Sustainability, and Management & Entrepreneurship.

We are the team behind the Malta Business Review, MAINSAIL and Property & Life Magazine, Malta’s premier and most successful publications that work for all the business community in the Maltese Islands to come together in one marketplace to share ideas, create and innovate. Currently our publications each has over 20,000 print copies distributed free each month, including with The Malta Independent on Sunday, as well as with over 200,000 digital electronic version being sent via e-newsletter, and…. yes, we are now working to have the publications in Apps version as well.

We also run www.mbrpublication.net – the newest and most modern Maltese business portal, which features quality web content material, including a flip-over version of the publication, cover stories, special features, high profile interviews, online advertising, local and international news and EU related news. The online enjoys higher Google rankings; attracts more site traffic and has generated more customer enquiries than any other single Maltese business publication web site over the past two years.

Details of our advertising rates can be found on the accompanying rate card, but rest assured we will always do our best to tailor a complete package for each client to ensure that you receive maximum exposure and maximum value. We will help you:

  • Connect with potential buyers
  • Access quality information
  • Find your strategic partner
  • Professional on the ground service
  • Help you find a strategic Business Partner
  • Share with you our business contacts and business directories of the delegates who attended and also other useful information

Our live events and webinars are geared towards local business owners like you, to provide you with the strategies, tips, and techniques you need to grow your business, build your brand, and connect with your customers.

Public Relations

PR

Want to grow your business? Looking for some major lead generation? Then, I should let you in on a little secret- you might be missing out on a untapped resource. The October and November issues of the Malta Business Review have just what you need – Reach over 200,000* readers per issue!

You might not know this but…

+71% of readers spend 30+ minutes with each issues of MBR**

+68% of readers save copies of MBR for future reference**

+89% of readers have take action within 12 months of reading articles or columns in MBR**

Want specifics on the issues?

Advertisement Package:

  1. Feature interviews; case studies ; situation analysis; corporate profiles; bios and company information; advertorials; editorials.
  2. Free one month banner advert on our website
  3. Free blog page 800 words plus photo/video upload
  4. Free publishing of PR’s, events and other newsworthy items
  5. All advertisers’ profile will remain present on our Web Site till up to three months

COMPLETE MARKETING PROGRAM DELIVERS MAXIMUM EXPOSURE

ADVERTISING UNIQUE TO YOU – Your special package includes:

  • Publication in 200,000+ digital electronic version and 20,000 print run of Malta Business Review magazine
  • Publication in online digital edition with link to your website
  • full-colour printed reprints on high-quality, high-gloss text stock
  • Digital ePrint of your article for your website
  • The official Malta Business Review/ Property and Life 2014 hyperlink will be provided for your website
  • Multiple construction industry groups on LinkedIn
  • Construction MBR’S Facebok page
  • Exposure in Construction MBR’s suite of eNewsletters

The Website

www.mbrpublications.net  is the leading business, trade and finance portal and is therefore the ideal online medium to promote property or property related goods or services.

Viewed by Google as an “authority” site, we receive top place Google rankings for certain selected key word search terms and top 5 and top 10 rankings on Google and all other leading search engines for a wide range of additional key word search terms. These rankings are incredibly important to our advertisers as they relate directly to the amount of traffic that our site receives and this traffic in turn relates directly to the amount of enquiries that our advertisers receive.

Quite simply, over the past six months, we have generated more enquiries than any other single source with many companies relying on us as their main source of customer enquiries through MBR and PLM websites, which at its peak month in August/September had +48,000 recorded hits. We are offering leader banner, banner and skyscraper advertising online at very favourable rates.

The customers

The enquiries generated by us in past have proven over the years to be genuine, motivated buyers. In fact, research of individuals that had made an enquiry via Malta Business Review previously, found that 52% had purchased advertising space, with a further 34% maintaining a serious ongoing interest of buying during the next 12 months, or pre-booking.

The enquiries that we will provide you come in three different forms:

– You will receive direct response enquiries from your featured advertisement on Malta Business Review magazine.

– You will receive unique direct enquiries from web users interested in specific products that you have featured on Malta Business Review

– You will receive company/product finder enquiries from web users seeking information about company/product with pre-selected criteria.

Job Opportunities

Job

Work with MBR Publications Ltd

Do you have the desire and skills to help businesses make sense out of reaching customers and building brand awareness? Starting your own advertising and marketing company might be the perfect next step. Every company must successfully take products and services to market. Why not help them succeed while building a winning business of your own while doing so?

Advertising and marketing are the life blood of any business. Businesses that provide these solutions have no limitations on the clients they can serve. There are numerous pre-established business opportunities in this field that can give you an immediate jump start toward becoming a successful advertising/marketing provider.

So, what will I actually be doing?

Your role will vary according to the nature of your employer’s business. However, your day-to-day tasks are likely to include:

  • Persuading clients to buy advertising space or time
  • Finding out who controls the advertising budget in target organisations and contacting them
  • Explaining the benefits of your medium, using statistics on readership or viewing figures
  • Offering a price and negotiating around it
  • Closing the deal and recording the details

The nitty gritty

In theory your working will be approximately 48 hours, although generally you might work longer, with late finishes a regular feature.

Our company offers career promotion advancements and higher commission base salary – you could progress through, moving from a sales executive to sales manager, area or event coordinator and eventually become a director. Promotion is based on results, and rapid progress is a real possibility in sales. If you specialise in an area such as advertising and event/exhibition sales, you are free to call us anytime you want.

OK, I’m interested… But is it really the job for me?

For a career in advertising sales, you will need:

  • Communication skills
  • A good telephone manner
  • Persuasive ability
  • Confidence and outgoing personality
  • The ability to build relationships with customers
  • Diplomacy and patience
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet targets
  • Be good with numbers

Above All…

You have to be reliable, honest and trustworthy… and promise what you can deliver. Know us, Trust us, Work with us!

Social Responsibility

MBR Publications Limited is committed to conducting our business in a way that is ethically, socially and environmentally responsible.

Planet

MBR Publications Limited is dedicated to protecting the earth’s natural resources and minimizing our impact on the environment. In addition to recycling and reducing our own consumption, we also work in our communities to educate them about the importance of being earth friendly.

People

MBR Publications Limited’s commitment to our employees goes beyond competitive salary and benefits. We strive to create an exciting, high-energy place where people enjoy working in an environment built for success.

Principles

Corporate governance is a vital part of any business strategy. At MBR Publications Limited, we believe that doing what is right and operating with integrity is the only way to build trust and credibility with our employees, clients, stockholders and the community as a whole.

Partners

MBR Publications Limited shares a sense of purpose with our global network of partners and suppliers. We hold our suppliers accountable to the same high standards under which we operate.

Products

MBR Publications Limited’s solutions help local businesses succeed and drive commerce in the communities we serve. We strive to keep our products at the forefront of the market to meet the changing needs of consumers. We encourage small businesses to adapt and embrace new technologies and provide them with the tools they need to generate and manage business leads.

Why Choose Us

MBR Publications Limited  is a full-service PR Agency that partners with brands-both established and emerging, corporations, local SME interests, national corporations and consumer companies, brands, start-up technology companies, high-profile individuals, regional businesses, and others to help them define and achieve their strategic PR goals.

How We Work

Resourceful, innovative, and dexterous, MBR Publications Limited  works hard, thinks big, and delivers successful results. We are known for needle-moving public relations programs, a novel approach, and innovative people who deliver measurable, game-changing results. AtMBR Publications Limited, we believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each client’s needs are assessed individually and then team members devise smart, proactive campaigns that exceed expectations. In a constantly shifting digital world, where people are bombarded with information and news travels in seconds, MBR Publications Limited  helps clients navigate ever-changing media, business, and consumer landscapes. We always approach work with a plan, with commitment, and every customer project is treated as our own personal project!

Completion Time

We have built and established our reputation by:

A-     Delivering on what we promise

B-      Delivering on time and on budget

Prices & Budget

Our dedication to our clients and leadership in the industry has been recognized; MBR Publications Limited  is proud to win recognition and awards including Super Brands label recognition, and nominated named Agency of the Year for Malta’s Best in Business Awards 2016. Our full service marketing & PR firm specialises in a number of practice areas including B2C (Beauty & Fashion, Consumer Brands, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Technology, Travel & Hospitality); B2B (Corporate Communications, Reputation Management, CSR, Sustainability Communications); Banking, Finance, iGaming, Real Estate, Hospitality, Travel, Aviation, Shipping, Transport & Logistics, Oil & Gas, Public Affairs; Government Relations; and Crisis Communications. We have an umblemished track record of completing all our projects on time, and always on budget!