Fru Hazlitt takes Yahoo! sales job

By LISA CAMBPELL, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 17 December 1999 12:00AM

Fru Hazlitt, the sales director responsible for setting up Capital Radio Advertising, is leaving the company to join Yahoo! as European sales director.

Fru Hazlitt, the sales director responsible for setting up Capital

Radio Advertising, is leaving the company to join Yahoo! as European

sales director.



Hazlitt takes up the position early in the new year and will be

responsible for managing sales across Yahoo!’s eight European

operations.



Her main task will be to encourage advertisers to use Yahoo!’s global

network instead of restricting their advertising to local sites.



Hazlitt will be based at Yahoo! Europe in the UK, although a new

European head office is being sought.



’I felt that at Capital I had the best sales job there is and I wouldn’t

have left it to go to another UK media owner. I was attracted to this

position because I wanted to know what business is like outside the

UK.



It will be interesting to learn from other countries and it’s also very

exciting to work in the fast-moving world of new media,’ Hazlitt

said.



She added: ’I am devastated to leave but it is the opportunity of a

lifetime.’



The new position will see Hazlitt reunited with her former boss, Martina

King, who became Yahoo!’s UK and Ireland managing director in

September.



King was previously managing director of Capital.



However, Hazlitt, who was appointed by Yahoo! Europe, and King will be

located in separate offices.



Jerry Glover, commercial director for Yahoo! Europe, said: ’I am

delighted to welcome Fru to Yahoo!. This is a key role on our European

senior management team and we feel that she has the right experience,

personality and creativity to make an impact on our business.’



Hazlitt became group sales director of Capital Advertising in 1997 after

the winding down of its former operation, Media Sales and Marketing. She

headed a team of around 150 and was responsible for a number of

initiatives, including the creative services department.



Hazlitt joined Capital in 1993 as group sales manager but was promoted

to head of client sales two years later. Before that she was agency

sales executive at The Guardian.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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