Kate Mackenzie has been appointed IPC Connect advertisement
manager, replacing Jacquie Duckworth who recently left to join Premier
Magazines. Mackenzie will share responsibility for Woman, Woman’s Own,
Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Realm and Chat with Sarah Watkins.
Both report to Connect advertisement director Janie Pilkington, who was
Mackenzie’s boss when the pair worked together at The Express.
The Independent has recruited a new group head of classified
Mark Driscoll joins the newspaper from IML Group where he worked for
seven years, most recently as group manager. In his new role, Driscoll
will be running the education and public sector teams. He will report to
recruitment advertisement manager Jo Redfern.
Paul Kearney, managing director of the Bristol Evening Post & Press, is
to become the new chairman of the Newspaper Society’s marketing strategy
group from January 2000. Kearney succeeds Tom Stevenson from Eastern
Counties Newspapers who has been chairman for the past two years. The
marketing strategy group is a body of senior commercial figures from the
UK regional press, who initiate and steer marketing efforts and guide
the work of NS Marketing.
River Publishing has taken on Gareth Davies as head of sales and
marketing for Virgin Atlantic. Davies joins River from Aspen Marketing
Communications where he spent a year as sales and marketing manager.
River will also hire an advertisement manager and a sales executive this
week. Both will work under Davies on the Virgin account.
The Telegraph Group has appointed Mark Dixon marketing director. Dixon
is sports promotions manager at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday
Telegraph and will officially take up his new role on 1 February. He
replaces Hugo Drayton, who was promoted to managing director of
Hollinger Telegraph New Media last year.
BSkyB has appointed Julian Eccles its director of corporate
communications. Eccles, who is currently the director of corporate
communications for the interactive TV company Open, will take up his new
role in the next few weeks. He will report to Sky’s chief executive Tony
Romsey Publishing has brought in Patricia Hubbard as group advertisement
manager on The English Garden and Garden Ideas. Before taking up her new
role, Hubbard spent a year at IPC, where she was group advertisement
manager on Yachting Monthly and Practical Boat Owner.
TDI has appointed Hannah Skellorn marketing and communications
Skellorn moves to TDI from Saatchi & Saatchi, where she was media
manager handling the Carlsberg-Tetley and Virgin Clothing accounts. In
her new role she will report to marketing director Mike Baker.
Reed Business Information has taken on Sibel Sevket as senior display
executive on Estates Gazette. Sevket joins RBI from Quantum Publishing
where she was senior account manager on Hotel & Restaurant magazine.