MOVERS

Leeds-based Brilliant, the largest media buying agency outside London, has recruited Julian Forgaard as an account director. Forgaard moves to Brilliant after having spent seven years at Target Advertising. Before that he worked at 20:20 Media in London. David Moutrie, managing director of Brilliant, has predicted the company’s client bookings will reach pounds 100 million over the next year.

Leeds-based Brilliant, the largest media buying agency outside

London, has recruited Julian Forgaard as an account director. Forgaard

moves to Brilliant after having spent seven years at Target Advertising.

Before that he worked at 20:20 Media in London. David Moutrie, managing

director of Brilliant, has predicted the company’s client bookings will

reach pounds 100 million over the next year.





Emap Elan has promoted Helen Porter from senior sales executive to group

advertisement manager on Red and Escape Routes. Before her move to Elan,

Porter was advertisement manager on TV Quick at The Publishing

Consultancy.





Taxi Media has hired David Anderson as an account executive. Anderson

joins the company from The Market Tiers, the full-service radio

consultancy, where he spent a year and a half as account manager. He

previously worked at Emap Business.





IPC Connect has appointed Allison Ganley publisher of Chat, Woman’s Realm

and Woman’s Weekly. Ganley is currently associate publisher of IPC’s

equestrian titles, Horse and Hound, Horse Exchange and Course. She joined

the company in 1995 as a circulation executive. In a further move, Oswin

Grady joins Ganley as associate publisher working across the portfolio.

Grady joins Connect from SouthBank, where he is business development

executive on Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Beautiful

Homes.





The Regional Press Club has elected Sue Bebber its new chairman. Bebber,

national sales director of Newsquest Media Sales, has worked in the

regional press for 15 years. She succeeds the outgoing chairman Cathy

Richards of Zenith Media. The Regional Press Club provides a forum for the

promotion of the regional press.





Portland Outdoor Advertising has set up a team dedicated to handling

six-sheets and transport buying. The specialist division will be staffed

by Lisa Richards, who becomes buying manager, and Erin Fletcher, who has

been promoted from office junior to buying trainee. Portland has also

promoted David Brink to the role of junior account manager.





Fiona Macar has jumped ship from Emap to Gruner & Jahr. At G&J she takes

up her new role as publishing director of Prima, Prima Baby and special

projects. Macar was formerly publishing director of Top Sante, Slimming,

Here’s Health, Traditional Health and Period Living.





Alison Warburton has been promoted to sales manager at Virgin Net. In her

new role she will head a team of five sales staff. Warburton began her

career at The Daily Telegraph as a sales executive and joined the Virgin

Net sales team in April as a senior sales executive. She will report to

Alex Dale, Virgin Net’s publisher.





Emap Elan Network has hired Phil Bembridge as publisher of Arena, The

Face and Arena Homme Plus. Bembridge joins Elan from his current

position as publishing director of Sleaze Nation.



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