Raft of job moves at The Guardian

The Guardian has started the new millennium with a wave of commercial appointments, all effective from 1 January.

The Guardian has started the new millennium with a wave of

commercial appointments, all effective from 1 January.

Alison Hall moves from the advertising department, where she was head of

planning and research, to become deputy marketing director. Hall joined

The Guardian in 1990 as a planner, moving up to group head two years


In 1994 she was promoted to advertising planning manager and two years

later to head of planning and research.

Deputy managing director Carolyn McCall said: ’Alison has been a key

contributor to the advertising department’s success over the last few

years. Her involvement has resulted in innovative client initiatives and

record-breaking revenues from the sales teams.’

Andre McGarrigle has been promoted from planning group head to replace

Hall as head of ad planning. He has an agency background and joined The

Guardian as a planner in 1996.

Niall Murdoch moves out of the marketing department, where he was

marketing manager, to a new position exploring internet opportunities

’beyond the company’s current activities’.

He will work outside of Guardian Unlimited, the paper’s online

operation, and will report directly to McCall.

Murdoch joined the marketing department in 1993 and was promoted to

brand manager in 1995 and marketing manager in 1997. Previously, he was

a planner at CGT advertising.

Marketing director Stephen Palmer is looking for two marketing managers.

Karen Byrne has been promoted to brand manager for The Guardian and

Siobhan Carr takes on the same role for The Observer.

Rhiannon Griffiths becomes research manager in the brand research unit.


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