Emap Esprit Network to recruit sales team

Emap Esprit Network, the new name for Emap’s recently merged trade and consumer health brands, is recruiting an advertising director and sales team, and has announced a number of executive appointments.

Emap Esprit Network, the new name for Emap’s recently merged trade

and consumer health brands, is recruiting an advertising director and

sales team, and has announced a number of executive appointments.



The group, which combines trade titles such as Nursing Times and Therapy

Weekly with consumer magazines such as Mother & Baby, Slimming and

Here’s Health, was formed out of last November’s reorganisation of Emap

businesses into four multi-media networks.



The ten-strong sales team will sell a mixture of classified and

semi-display to the health magazines’ small advertisers who don’t use

agencies.



It will operate outside of Tom Toumazis’ Emap sales company - codenamed

Dolphin - but its ad director will ensure that Esprit’s national

advertising opportunities are maximised.



The sales staff who currently sell on the health magazines will be

considered for the Esprit team but some of the positions will be

recruited externally.



As well as magazines, the Esprit network encompasses other elements,

including exhibition, conference and digital media businesses.



These were added to last week with the launch of www.nursingtimes.net

which claims to be the biggest health recruitment website in Europe.

Other health-related internet businesses are promised to materialise

later this year.



Esprit managing director Tim Brooks, who will also chair the new Esprit

board, has appointed Carrie Barker as executive publishing director for

all the consumer titles in the network. Barker, who also joins the

Esprit board, previously managed the titles as publishing director at

Emap Elan.



Nicki Brown also moves over from Emap Elan and joins the Esprit board as

publishing director of Mother & Baby and Pregnancy & Birth.



Therese Ahearne joined Esprit last week as consultant publisher of

Here’s Health and Slimming. She was formerly publisher of BBC Good Food

and Vegetarian Good Food. And Sam Fitz-Gibbon will continue as publisher

of Yours in the new network.



Brooks has also appointed Ken Crosland as Esprit’s events development

manager. He was previously exhibition sales manager at Emap Healthcare

and prior to that worked on the BBC Clothes Show Live.



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