For the Record

Adam Singer, the president of TCI, is to take over as chairman of Flextech plc. In addition to his TCI role, Singer has been the deputy chairman of Flextech since the end of 1995 and he will now work alongside the chief executive, Roger Luard, to expand the Flextech business.

Adam Singer, the president of TCI, is to take over as chairman of

Flextech plc. In addition to his TCI role, Singer has been the deputy

chairman of Flextech since the end of 1995 and he will now work

alongside the chief executive, Roger Luard, to expand the Flextech

business.



Time Out has appointed New Media Marketing and Sales to sell advertising

on its Website. Since the launch of the site in May 1995, Time Out has

carried advertising from BA, Levi’s, Guinness, Vauxhall, Lloyds Bank,

Exchange and Mart and Evian.



Focus magazine has produced two separate front covers for its June issue

in order to discover whether sexy front covers really sell magazines. In

the South, the cover shows a bikini-clad woman, while in the North and

Scotland, the cover features a UFO.



BSkyB has denied reports that its coverage of this summer’s Tournoi de

France will be made available on a pay-per-view basis. The tournament,

where England, Italy, France and Brazil will face each other, is to be

shown live on Sky Sports.



EBN, the pan-European business channel, is to collaborate with Visa

International to create an integrated sponsorship package around its

daily travel programme, Directions. The deal is designed to raise

awareness of Visa’s commercial products among EBN viewers and business

travellers. The Visa name will feature in the programme credits and on

the EBN Website.



Almost 100 advertisers have applied for the free advertising space worth

pounds 1 million on large-format posters being offered by Maiden Outdoor

and Mills and Allen. A shortlist of 12 applications has been drawn up

and the winner is expected to be announced at the end of this month.



Jazz FM 102.2 has joined forces with the Evening Standard and the travel

company, Connections, for a new marketing drive. From next week,

listeners to the station will be able to win tickets to some of the

world’s leading jazz festivals. Promotional details and entry coupons

will run in the Evening Standard.



News Corporation, the company that publishes the Times, the Sun and the

Sunday Times, has announced a 38 per cent rise in operating profits

before abnormal items to USdollars 291 million for the three months to

the end of March. Operating profits at the UK newspaper operation were

up 47 per cent following increased ad revenue and higher

circulations.



The Newspaper Society is taking on a new constitution and new rules

following last week’s AGM. The aim is to represent better the regional

newspaper industry with a streamlined committee structure and three new

forums: the independent publishers’ forum, the technical forum and the

new-media forum.



Eileen Wise has been made director of corporate communications at the

National Magazine Company. Wise was formerly head of news at

Conservative Central Office and personal campaign press officer to Norma

Major in the run-up to the general election.



Register Information Services is launching a directory called Magpie

next month. The publication contains advertising planning information

and editorial details for all key consumer magazines. The directory will

be delivered by controlled circulation to more than 6,000 named

individuals responsible for advertising decisions and 1,000 client

companies with an annual spend of more than pounds 500,000.



Maiden Outdoor has promoted Lesley Bird to the post of national sales

manager, taking over from Sarah Smith who has decided not to return from

maternity leave. Alexandra Ward, Maiden’s group sales director, said

that Bird has ’made a very significant contribution to our sales success

in a period of rapid growth’.