Independent creates second agency team

The Independent has made a raft of appointments in a reorganisation of its sales operation.

The Independent has made a raft of appointments in a reorganisation

of its sales operation.



Reflecting the growth in business generated from the newspaper’s

magazines and supplements, a second magazine agency sales team has been

added.



The new team will be led by Mark Becarevic, who has been promoted from

display group head on magazines to deputy advertisement manager. Further

appointments will be made soon.



The other team will be led by Andrea McCullough, who has been promoted

from display sales executive on newspapers to magazine group head. She

is currently on maternity leave.



The paper is looking to fill the new position of financial advertisement

manager, who will head a team of three.



On the newspaper teams, Emma Glaister is promoted from display sales

executive to group head, replacing Mel Owen-Browne, who left the paper

to go travelling.



Glaister is replaced by Laura Thompson, who is promoted from classified

telesales executive.



Following the defection of Jamie Wilson to the National Magazine

Company, his role heading fashion and international has been split into

two jobs.



Evangelia Dimitriou joins from IPC to become fashion account

manager.



She was formerly a fashion executive on Later and Loaded.



Lucie Winter joins as international sales manager from Business

Traveller, where she was project manager.



Dimitriou and Winter will join the client sales team, headed by Keith

Yonish.



Commercial director Stephen Miron said: ’We will continue to expand the

department on the back of a record growth in revenue.’



In November, The Independent will move out of the office it shares with

The Mirror into its own building in South Quay, Docklands.



The ad sales department will get a new bespoke computer tool called

Media System. The department shares The Mirror’s system, which was

designed for tabloid newspapers.



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