Emap Radio has appointed Bruce Daisley as the national commercial
manager of its new internet business division. Daisley will report to
the outfit’s managing director, Iain Clasper, and will be responsible
for developing relationships with internet brands. Daisley has been at
Emap On Air since the company set up two years ago.
Maxim’s deputy editor, Tom Loxley, has stepped into the editor’s chair,
replacing Chris Maillard, who has taken on the role of editor, special
projects, within Dennis Publishing. Maillard previously edited XL and
IPC SouthBank says the September issue of the redesigned Woman’s Journal
has been a ’technical sell out’ after three weeks on sale. IPC had
increased its print run by 50 per cent for the relaunch issue which
included a covermounted make-up bag.
Chrysalis Radio has restructured its sales division, and has promoted
Sue Quinn to sales director for the North-east and Scotland. She was
previously sales controller for Galaxy 105 and 106.
The Future Network, which publishes Total Football, has bought the
worldwide licence to publish the official Manchester United and Chelsea
football clubs’ magazines - Manchester United Magazine, Glory Glory Man
United and the Official Chelsea Football Club Magazine - from Zone.
BBC Prime, the corporation’s international entertainment channel, has
promoted Warren Dias to sponsorship manager. His brief includes building
broadcast sponsorship for mass-audience programmes like Changing Rooms
and Top of the Pops and forming joint campaigns with sponsors.
Michael Higgins, the former sales chief of More Group, has resurfaced as
chief executive of an outdoor start-up. Higgins is launching Van Wagner
UK, a sister company to the US group of the same name, which operates
high-profile poster sites such as those in Times Square, New York.
Flextech has made a pre-tax loss of #2.9 million for the six months to
end of June, compared with a pre-tax profit of #1.7 million for the same
period last year. Advertising revenues increased by 30 per cent.
Flextech also announced it had paid #1.875 million for 25 per cent of
Multimap, which provides internet mapping services.
Country Living magazine is launching a collection of branded paints and
home fragrances which will be produced by the interior design company,
Grand Illusions. The products will be featured in the title’s third mail
Stephen Grabiner is reported to have launched a legal action against
ONdigital, where he was chief executive until earlier this year.
Grabiner is rumoured to be seeking a year’s salary in compensation for
agreeing a swift departure from the company when he left to join Apex
Partners in July.
Gary Marshall, the president and chief executive officer of Miller
Freeman Asia, is to be the new chief executive officer of CMP Media Inc
- which the company bought in June - from January next year.
IPC’s World Soccer magazine is producing the first UK sports masthead TV
programme. World Soccer ON ... is a ten-minute pre-match report before
Champions League games broadcast on ONdigital. The initiative is
launched on 14 September before the Croatia Zagreb v Manchester United
LexiCon Editorial Group Services, which publishes Post Office’s Active
Life magazine, is launching a magazine next spring on behalf of the
Tomorrow Project research group. Tomorrow will, it says, help people
think ’intelligently about the future’and will be sent free to 50,000
opinion-formers. It will go on sale for #1.80.