About Us

Open Plan Media Brands

Engaged audiences, reached organically.

Open Plan Media is a digital publisher that delivers engaging content to relevant audiences via its portfolio of media brands.

Open Plan Media - Engaging Content. Organic Reach.

The Open Plan Media story begins in 2008, when passionate sports fans Martin Caparrotta and Kieran Beckles founded The Sport Review while they were still students at university.

What started out as an independent sports blog belonging to two football fanatics quickly evolved into a publication delivering sports news, reviews and social media round-ups to millions of users.

Open Plan Media was formed in 2019 with the launch of pet website helloBARK! and lifestyle and wellness destination HumanWindow. Music brand MelodyFlare then followed in 2023.

Martin Caparrotta and Kieran Beckles in 2009
Martin Caparrotta and Kieran Beckles in 2009

Our Team

Martin Caparrotta
Co-founder

Martin helped secure an initial investment in The Sport Review through the UCL Bright Ideas prize in 2010 before studying Newspaper Journalism at City University in London. He currently manages HumanWindow and MelodyFlare.

Martin Caparrotta
Kieran Beckles
Co-founder

Kieran is a graduate of NUI Galway and News Associates. When he’s not walking his two Alaskan Klee Kai or writing for The Sport Review, Kieran is managing the day-to-day running of helloBARK!

Kieran Beckles