The Times has complained to the Audit Bureau of Circulations about the
Daily Telegraph’s sales figures for November, claiming that 100,000
discount sales of the Telegraph gained from a mail-shot should be
counted as separate reduced-rate sales. The Daily Telegraph claims the
sales can be included in its monthly ABC figure because they are
Future Publishing has appointed Stephen Price as the ad manager
responsible for its Website, FutureNet. Price has spent the past ten
years working in Los Angeles as the director of sales and marketing for
Emap’s Screen International and on other entertainment magazines.
The Big Issue launches a film unit this week that will train some Big
Issue vendors to make programming. The Big Issue Film Unit is hoping
that commissions can be won from TV companies and say talks are underway
with LWT and Channel 4.
Latest ABC figures for the Daily Star show that circulation for November
hit 744,000, a slump of 20,000 year on year. It is the first time in 14
months that circulation has fallen and the figures reflect the general
seasonal trend within the industry.
United News and Media has launched a Website with links to some 100
other sites run by the group. Designed by its virtual reality
subsidiary, Televirtual, the site features a virtual office where the
user can interact with a virtual TV, calculator, telephone, computer and
Cinema Media, the Carlton Communications-owned cinema advertising
company, has appointed Nicola Young as marketing manager. Young joins
from Jazz FM where she was marketing manager. She has worked at Young
and Rubicam and Scottish Television.
The More Group has appointed Karen Guerra as non-executive director from
next year. Guerra, who is managing director of Colgate Palmolive,
replaces Peter Kent, who retires from the board in April.
The Chrysalis Group has revealed pre-tax losses of pounds 5.36 million
for the year ending 31 August 1996. Group turnover increased 27 per cent
from pounds 87.7 million to pounds 111.4 million while group operating
loss fell by 46 per cent to pounds 5.8 million.
The Port of Dover has launched a new advertising medium targeting the
seven million consumer and business travellers using the port each year.
The high-illumination, full-colour moving poster sites, called Praxis,
have already attracted advertisers such as Calvin Klein and Tesco.
The Cartoon Network is spending pounds 500,000 on a London bus promotion
in the run-up to Christmas. One in five buses will carry T-sides and bus
backs from next week. A special 16-page comic will also be inserted in
key regional editions of the Daily Mirror. The creative is through
Mustoe Merriman Herring Levy and 4i, with media planning through the
Media Business Group.
The Co-operative Pioneer’s retail magazine, You and Yours, has released
its first ABC figure. For the period January to June 1996, You and
Yours, published by Mediamark Publishing, had a circulation of 815,604.
Next year, frequency will increase from four to five times a year, with
pagination rising to 52 pages.
Harry Torrance, advertising sales manager at Express Newspapers, is
leaving to join Media Initiatives, a new media specialist. Torrance, who
had been with the Express for more than five years, will be involved in
a range of new-media services designed to help build brands and elicit
The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising has elected F. B. Media
Direction as well as GCAS Advertising, Hyde Marketing Services, Maher
Bird Associates and Yellow M as members. This brings the total number of
agencies in IPA membership to 225.