Dawson Media Direct is the world's leading distributor of newspapers, magazines and digital publications to airlines and international rail operators.

We work with over 120 airlines across 115 airports worldwide, and manage more than 130 million daily newspapers and magazines a year.

Latest News from DMD

5th December 2016

Passengers can now ‘VUER’ great digital mag content from DMD on National Express UK coaches

Great news for British road passengers travelling with the country’s leading coach operator – many of them now have free access to a range of superb magazine content on their personal devices, courtesy of a brand new National Express service.

1st December 2016

New Birmingham Airport Media Walls bring outstanding publisher opportunities to the UK Midlands

DMD is excited to announce the launch of a brand new location for its innovative Media Wall concept, giving publishers new access to a diverse travelling public in the Midlands at 26 locations in and around departure lounges beyond the point of retail.


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Our parent group operates four market-focused divisions, offering unrivalled expertise in News & Media, Books, Education & Care and Parcel Freight. Its businesses are recognised as among the best in their respective markets. At the heart of Connect Group's News & Media division are Smiths News and its specialist subsidiary DMD.


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