Newscom installs ad chiefs and publisher

Newscom has appointed advertising development manager Paul Kinvig as publisher of its recently acquired Hampshire Chronicle Group, and installed new ad managers for its Weymouth and Andover centres.

Newscom has appointed advertising development manager Paul Kinvig

as publisher of its recently acquired Hampshire Chronicle Group, and

installed new ad managers for its Weymouth and Andover centres.



Kinvig, 36, replaces Keith Jenvey, who has left to pursue other

interests.



Kinvig takes responsibility for four titles, including the Hampshire

Chronicle and Romsey Advertiser. He will report to Southern region

managing director Stewart Dunn. Kinvig joined Newscom three years ago

and has held the positions of ad manager at the Bournemouth Daily Echo

and Southern Daily Echo.



The Andover centre’s ad manager David Makepeace is moving to the

position of ad manager at the Weymouth centre. He takes responsibility

for the Dorset Echo, Bridport/Lyme Regis News and the Weymouth and

Dorchester Advertisers.



Makepeace, 37, has spent his entire career at Newscom, joining the

Bournemouth Daily Echo as a trainee in 1981.



Replacing him in Andover is Julie Freemantle, currently the sales

trainer for Newscom’s central region. Freemantle, 32, originally joined

Newscom in 1993 as a field sales motors representative. She rejoined in

1997 after a brief spell with the Hampshire Chronicle Group. In her new

role she will head a sales team selling the Andover Advertiser and four

free titles.



In another move, Paul Henderson has been promoted to general manager,

internet services, reflecting the growing importance of the group’s

electronic publishing activities.



Henderson, 36, was previously internet services manager and was

responsible for launching 17 websites. He has held sales and general

management positions with Bristol United Press and Midland Independent

Newspapers. He will report to newspaper division managing director Alan

Jones.



Meanwhile, Newscom has merged the Hampshire Chronicle Group’s

108-year-old Weekly News with its own Extra title. The new free title,

renamed NewsExtra, will have a 60,000 distribution throughout central

Hampshire.



It becomes one of Newscom’s biggest freesheets.



Newscom is the subject of a bidding battle between Trinity Mirror,

Newsquest and Johnston Press (Media Business, 10 April).



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