Vancouver Magazine: Generally speaking, we like to define power as impactful and influential, but power, in 2022, seems to lie less often in the CEO office … and is found instead among those who use their platforms to uplift others. To be powerful today is to be generous, to wield one’s impact with grace and to effect change on scales large and small. So here, on the tail of an undefinable year, we’re pleased to present a list that’s one of a kind: introducing the 2022 Power 50.
Farhan Mohamed and Andrew Wilkinson, Overstory Media Group were named #39 to Vancouver Magazine’s 2022 Power 50 List as “New Media Czars.”
Daily Hive’s former Editor-in-Chief Farhan Mohamed teamed up with tech entrepreneur Andrew Wilkinson to launch Overstory Media Group (OMG), a new media company that wants to breathe life into the media industry and it’s targeting local communities.
Wilkinson is the Co-founder of Tiny, a Victoria-based technology holding company that owns businesses like MetaLab, Dribbble, and WeCommerce.
During an interview, Mohamed told Techcouver “Our media network is a collective of like-minded individuals who care deeply about their community and the stories that drive them. Communities are transforming and the pandemic has shown us that more than ever before, people are searching for ways to connect.”
With Mohamed at the helm, the company plans to expand across Canada, launching 50 community brands by 2023 and adding 250 journalists to its roster. OMG is currently hiring reporters and editors in Burlington, Edmonton, Hamilton, Lethbridge, Oakville, Ottawa, Richmond, Saskatoon, and Surrey.
More on Farhan Mohamed and Andrew Wilkinson at Techcouver.