The Express Newspapers ad director, Andy Jonesco, has turned to
another former Telegraph colleague to complete his senior sales team at
Jonesco has hired Rhidian Crichton-Stuart, the Virgin Radio marketing
director and ex-Telegraph strategic planner, as the new ad manager on
the Express. Crichton-Stuart’s start date has yet to be decided.
He joins the Express after only seven months at Virgin Radio, and
replaces Howard Warren. Warren, who was named among senior managers who
would stay after the initial shake-up at the Express three weeks ago,
nevertheless departed last week.
Crichton-Stuart, who will report to the deputy ad director, Julie
France, previously worked at the Mirror Group and Capital Radio, before
joining Virgin Radio last autumn. Before moving to Capital he spent
three years at the Telegraph, leaving in January 1994.
Crichton-Stuart is the second ex-Telegraph employee appointed by
Anne Mollen, the former head of strategic planning at the Telegraph,
where she was Crichton-Stuart’s boss, joined a fortnight ago as the head
of business development (Campaign, 28 February).
Crichton-Stuart said: ’I love working for Virgin Radio, but I have seen
considerable investment in the Express and the titles there. The Express
is the buzz place to be and you will see considerable things happening
there in the coming months.’
Jonesco commented: ’This is a key appointment and I’m very fortunate
that Rhidian has agreed to join us.’
The Express has also hired a new head of classified advertising, Richard
Bogie. Bogie, who is currently the business development director at
Future Publishing, takes over from Bill Ridd, who departed shortly
before the recent shake-up.