The outdoor advertising division of Scottish Radio Holdings is to
change its name as part of a restructuring plan. Trainer Advertising in
Scotland will combine with Vision Posters in Birmingham and Parking
Advertising in Bristol under the new name of Score Outdoor. Chris
Trainer, the Glasgow-based managing director of Trainer Advertising,
will take up the role of chief executive of the new pounds 50 million
Barry McGovern, advertising sales director of Open, has resigned to
become commercial director of WorldSport.com, the largest official
sports website on the internet representing 89 International Federations
and more than 250 sports.
The national bus advertising contractor, TDI, has overhauled its
national packages in a bid to provide advertisers with more ways to buy
into the medium. Advertisers can now buy single or multiple TV regions
at any time and it will now be possible to buy two-week campaigns on a
rapid-posting basis for tactical work.
IPC’s Homes & Gardens magazine celebrates its 80th birthday with a
special anniversary issue. The magazine, on sale this week, comes with a
66-page home furnishings book featuring 24 projects for readers’ homes.
The magazine has also announced the Homes & Gardens Classic Design
Awards which will be run in association with the Victoria & Albert
Judith Secombe, ad director of Company magazine, has been appointed Good
Housekeeping group ad director. Before joining Company, Secombe was
publisher of John Brown Publishing’s Gardens Illustrated and Waitrose
Food Illustrated magazines.
Total Media has won the pounds 3 million account for the launch of
Advantage Travel Centres, a central marketing operation for 330
independent travel agents. The agency has also picked up WStore and will
handle the pounds 1 million launch of the online computer retailer.
Mandi Norwood, editor-in-chief of the UK edition of Cosmopolitan, is
leaving to try to revive the US magazine, Mademoiselle, which is owned
by Conde Nast. Mademoiselle’s circulation is 1.1 million, down 200,000
on three years ago.
The Wharf, Mirror Group Newspapers’ free weekly paper, has recruited
Tony Cornell from Adscene to be head of sales. The paper is also
launching its own website, www.wharf.co.uk, and has given given its
editor-in-chief, Dennis Abbott (left), the additional role of commercial
ONdigital has parted company with Ashley Faull, the company’s head of
programming, who has left to set up his own new-media venture, and Jim
Ratcliffe, its commercial director, who leaves to join the Aerospace
division of Willis. Meanwhile, Graeme Stanley joins ONdigital from Cable
& Wireless as director of broadcasting, while Nick Bowman is promoted to
director of customer services.
Shaun Bowron has been appointed commercial director of Scottish Media
Newspapers. He joins from the Newcastle Chronicle & Journal where he was
sales director. Howard Warren, acting ad sales director of SMN, is
moving across to Primesight, the outdoor advertising business recently
acquired by Scottish Media Group, to be deputy managing director.
Scottish & Universal Newspapers has appointed Stuart McLean to the
position of new product development manager. He takes responsibility for
launches across all media formats.
Redwood Publishing is adding Christmas and Easter editions to its
quarterly M&S Magazine. The magazine is read by more than 5.8 million
adults according to research by the NRS.