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Esquire appoints Macklin as entertainment director

Men’s style magazine Esquire has appointed Tom Macklin, from executive editor and entertainment director for ELLE to the newly created role of entertainment director.

Macklin joinsthe Hearst owned title after three years at ELLE, and will work alongside Alex Bilmes, editor of Esquire to secure celebrity content, while also securing cover stars and celebrity stories.

Alex Bilmes, commented: “Tom is quite simply the best celebrity wrangler in the business. He has incredible contacts and an unsurpassed knowledge of the celebrity world and I have long been an admirer of his brilliant work for ELLE. We are delighted to welcome him to the Esquire team and I know he will ensure that Esquire's cover stars are the envy of our competitors, and that our events are the most star-studded in town."

Tom Macklin added: “As a committed and avid Esquire reader, I am proud to join this iconic brand; especially at such a pivotal moment in the magazine's history. The prospect of working with Alex Bilmes and his superlative creative team is incredibly exciting, and I look forward to delivering an unrivalled run of celebrity exclusives and event initiatives next year. I have loved my time at ELLE; being part of the team behind the world's biggest selling fashion magazine for three years feels like a tremendous achievement. I now look forward to making the move into the men's market, on a title that I have long admired.”

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