Jonesco hires Crichton-Stuart as Express ad manager

The Express Newspapers ad director, Andy Jonesco, has turned to another former Telegraph colleague to complete his senior sales team at the Express.

The Express Newspapers ad director, Andy Jonesco, has turned to

another former Telegraph colleague to complete his senior sales team at

the Express.



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

Jonesco.



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.



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