TIM Burrowes

Publisher | Unmade


TIM Burrowes


Tim Burrowes is the publisher and founder of media industry analysis newsletter Unmade. He is also the author of the book Media Unmade, the definitive story of Australia’s media during the disruptive decade of 2010 to 2020.

Working on newspapers, magazines and online, Tim has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written about the media for the last 20.

He began his career on local and daily newspapers in the UK, before his first editorship on specialist B2B magazine Hospital Doctor. He was then editor of Media Week, followed by the Dubai-based launch editor of Campaign magazine, covering advertising and marketing issues throughout the Middle East. He was twice named editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards.

He came to Australia in 2006 to edit ad industry bible B&T Weekly before launching media and marketing industry publication Mumbrella in 2008. He remained with Mumbrella until the end of 2021.

Under Tim’s editorship, Mumbrella was twice awarded website of the year at the Publishers Australia Awards, while Tim was named business journalist of the year. While Tim was curator of the Mumbrella360 conference, the event was twice named conference of the year at the Australian Event Awards.

In 2022, Tim was named columnist of the year by the Publish Awards while Unmade, which began in August 2021, was recognised for launch of the year. Unmade is behind industry conferences including HumAIn - human creativity x AI and REmade - Retail Media Unmade.

Tim can also be found in AI form at timbot.AI


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