Media: For The Record

Emap’s pre-teen celebrity magazine, Big!, has closed following a slump in circulation to around 60,000. The last issue of the fortnightly title, which was relaunched late last year, was dated 2 February. Emap has another youth title planned, code-named Project Onion.

Emap’s pre-teen celebrity magazine, Big!, has closed following a

slump in circulation to around 60,000. The last issue of the fortnightly

title, which was relaunched late last year, was dated 2 February. Emap

has another youth title planned, code-named Project Onion.





Guardian Newspapers has promoted the ad manager, Stuart Taylor, to

deputy advertisement director. Steve Wing, advertisement manager of

Guardian Unlimited, has been appointed to take up the new role of head

of commercial development at Guardian Unlimited.





The new publishing company, Daniel Scott Publishing, has been appointed

by Mothercare to launch a paid-for customer magazine. Mothercare

Magazine will be a 132-page, bi-annual glossy targeted at pregnant women

and mothers.



It will be sold in 261 Mothercare stores from this week and has a print

run of 175,000.





Future Publishing is relaunching its PlayStation Power magazine as Power

in a bid to make it stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. It

will have a print run of 200,000 and around pounds 1 million will be

spent on marketing the new look.





Jon Humphrey (left), the advertising sales and development director of

the weekly gossip magazine, Hello!, is leaving to become marketing

director of Stratum Media, an e-commerce software engineering company.

Loretta Williamson is promoted to advertisement director.





The New Scientist has appointed the start-up, Do, for a one-off branding

project launching in the spring. The magazine previously used Circus for

its advertising. Jill Bottomley, senior marketing manager, said she

wouldn’t rule out working with Circus again in the future.





An internal inquiry has cleared The Mirror editor, Piers Morgan, of

’impropriety or wrongdoing’, following accusations of insider dealing by

The Sun. However, a statement by Trinity Mirror said it had asked its

solicitors to conduct a review of best practice regarding share

dealing.





The group chief executive of GWR, Ralph Bernard, has welcomed the news

that the Government is planning to reform the regulations governing

cross-media ownership before the next general election. Bernard

reiterated his view that rules restricting radio owners to a 7.5 per

cent share of voice should be raised to 20 per cent.





Haymarket, the publisher of Campaign, launched the world’s first

international newswire dedicated to coverage of public relations last

week. PR Worldwire was launched in the US, Hamburg and London, and

offers daily news tailored for the PR business.





Mega Profile has become the first giant poster company to be accepted as

a member of the Outdoor Advertising Association. Mega Profile

specialises in printing and mounting giant PVC posters to mask

scaffolding on buildings undergoing renovation.





The advertiser body, ISBA, has renewed its call for advertising to be

considered as an alternative to the digital licence fee. The ISBA’s

director of advertising and media affairs, Bob Wootton, also accused the

Davies Report of burying the fact that the public would prefer

commercial funding of the BBC to an increase in the licence fee.





Alan Ruddock, editor of The Scotsman, is leaving the newspaper by mutual

consent. Ruddock has edited The Scotsman, which is owned by the Barclay

Brothers, for two years. The Scotsman’s circulation fell 4.9 per cent in

the six months to December to 75,757.





Emap Metro’s men’s style magazine, Arena, has been revamped by the

editor, Greg Williams. The front cover boasts a bolder design while, the

magazine has sharpened its approach to features and fashion.



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