Sky Sites appoints Sperring to post of business strategist

Don Sperring, the former managing director of Young & Rubicam and chief operating officer of Western International Media, has taken a job at the airport advertising company, Sky Sites.

Don Sperring, the former managing director of Young & Rubicam and

chief operating officer of Western International Media, has taken a job

at the airport advertising company, Sky Sites.



Sperring joins the company, which was last week acquired by JC Decaux as

part of the Havas Media Communication group, as business development

strategist this week.



His brief will be to give a new direction to the company’s UK sales and

marketing and its product and contract development. He joins at a time

when Sky Sites’ advertising sales are up 17 per cent in the first

quarter of 1999 against the same period last year.



As well as taking charge of Sky Sites’ strategic development, Sperring

will also work closely with the company’s UK sales management, which has

undergone a reshuffle following the departure of the UK sales director,

Chris Marjoram, earlier this year.



Jonathan Tasker, Karen Bilney and Lee Lawrence have all been promoted

from sales managers to the role of sales controllers, though the sales

director post remains vacant. Sperring will work with Sky Sites

management to find a new sales director.



Before joining Sky Sites, he was at Western, where he developed the

agency’s European media network.