Movers

Sales house Essential Media, whose clients include Scottish Media Newspapers, the Weekly Telegraph, and Marvel Comics publisher Panini, has promoted Mark Anscomb to group sales manager to oversee its ten-strong sales team. Anscomb joined Essential Media in July 1999 following eight years at The Daily Telegraph and a spell in recruitment advertising agencies.

Sales house Essential Media, whose clients include Scottish Media

Newspapers, the Weekly Telegraph, and Marvel Comics publisher Panini,

has promoted Mark Anscomb to group sales manager to oversee its

ten-strong sales team. Anscomb joined Essential Media in July 1999

following eight years at The Daily Telegraph and a spell in recruitment

advertising agencies.



In his new role, he will report to joint managing directors Penny Lee

and Karen O’Sullivan.





River Publishing has taken on Richard Poole as ad manager on its Virgin

Atlantic media portfolio. Poole joins River from Arts Publishing where

he spent four years, most recently as ad director. Davies will report to

Gareth Davies, head of marketing and sales, who joined the company early

in January this year. He will also work closely with Trevor Kalinowsky,

who was recently appointed sales executive.





Gruner & Jahr has promoted Sian Roberts to ad manager of Best. Roberts

was previously a senior sales executive on the magazine and before that

worked as a senior sales executive on Prima. David Parker has been

promoted from senior sales executive on Prima to ad manager on Your

Home.





Kevin Spencer, sales manager for Entrepreneur North-West, has been

promoted to business development manager for the 11 regional editions of

the magazine. Spencer has been at the Excel Publishing Company, which

produces the Entrepreneur titles, for three years. As business

development manager he will report directly to publisher and managing

director Patrick Rafter.





New Media Marketing & Sales, which has been rebranded Adlink (see story,

this page), has recruited two sales people. James Peel joins the company

as senior sales executive from Carlton Digital where he spent 14 months

as an account executive. Darren Davidson has also joined Adlink as a

sales executive after three-and-a-half years at Granada Media.





Universal Studios Networks UK has promoted Jamie West to head of

advertising sales. West was previously account director for the Sci-Fi

Channel.





IPC tx has appointed Andrew Davis to publishing manager of TV Times and

What’s on TV. Davis joined IPC Magazines in September 1993 as a graduate

trainee, before moving to the circulation department in 1995 where he

worked in the Connect and SouthBank divisions.



In 1998, he became circulation manager for IPC tx. Davis takes up his

new role on 14 February and will report to IPC tx managing director

Caroline Ward.





Rachel Davis, ex-associate director of Mansfield Laing Direct Media, has

jumped ship to join below-the-line social and charity agency Burnett

Associates as its head of media. Burnett Associates’ clients include

Greenpeace, the National Trust and the Co-operative Bank.





Kathleen Saxton, account manager in client sales at Carlton Screen

Advertising, has quit the company to join media agency New PHD. Saxton

will join as new-business development manager in April. She will replace

Mike Anderson, who left the agency last year to join Associated

Newspapers.



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