Sales force shake-up at Express ushers in new faces

Express Newspapers has announced details of the sales team shake-up that began last week. There are 25 confirmed voluntary redundancies and Andy Jonesco, the Express’s sales director, has already started to hire new faces.

Express Newspapers has announced details of the sales team shake-up

that began last week. There are 25 confirmed voluntary redundancies and

Andy Jonesco, the Express’s sales director, has already started to hire

new faces.



Although many of the departing staff members will not be replaced,

Jonesco is thought to be looking to fill certain senior posts.



The most senior departures include: Shaleene Perkins, the head of

advertising on the Sunday Express, Peter Thompson, the head of

advertising for features, and Charles McCrostie, the advertising manager

on the Daily Star. Bill Ridd, the Express’s classified director, left

some weeks ago.



Philip Snowdon, the sales manager on the sports section, is among the

other redundancies.



The first appointment is that of Anne Mollen, formerly the head of

strategic planning at the Telegraph. She joins as the head of the

business development department and will be responsible for sponsorships

and advertorials as well as Internet activities.



Julie France stays as the deputy advertising director. Reporting to

France will be Howard Warren, who will continue to run the six-day

Express operation as ad manager, while Simon Young also keeps his

position as the head of sales on the two magazines, Saturday and

Boulevard.



Andy Farthing moves from special projects to become the group head on

the Star and Jeremy Slattery, who was recently promoted, will work for

Young on the magazines.



Jonesco said: ’This is just the first of many steps that will be taken

to re-establish Express Newspapers’ sales force at the leading edge of

advertising sales.’



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