Lawson Muncaster (left), the former sales director of Mills &
Allen, has been appointed director of sales for the London office of
Turner Broadcasting System, Europe. He will be responsible for CNN
International’s advertising sales in the UK, the Netherlands and
Scandinavia. He replaces Julia Kerry, who left the company late last
The European newspaper is being resurrected as an online medium with
Jonathan Fenby, the former editor of The Observer, as
The launch of European.com this summer will coincide with the launch of
a website for Sunday Business and a revamp of The Scotsman online.
The interactive TV service, Open, has signed Asda to provide an
interactive shopping service. The supermarket retailer will deliver to
Open customers initially within the M25 area when it joins this summer,
with plans to broaden the service by the end of the year.
Cabal Communications has ceased publishing the magazine Good Health,
which it bought from Jack Hay last year. The company has also
restructured, moving Sarah Bravo, editor of Good Homes, to help build
its internet projects division, and appointing Suzanne Imre in her
place. Mat Snow, editor of the older men’s lifestyle magazine which
launches this year, has been made editorial director of the male
News International has merged the sales teams for The Sun and News of
the World into one department, which will cross-sell both titles, and
promoted Richard Webb to general manager of News Group Newspapers. Webb,
who will continue in his role as ad director, fills the gap left by
Clive Milner, who became managing director of the group last autumn.
PlayStation World, Computec Media’s debut games title, will launch in
the UK this week. The launch issue, which has a print run of 300,000,
will feature a cover-mounted memory card and will be supported by a
pounds 1.5 million promotional spend. The monthly magazine will be
priced at pounds 2.99 and distributed by IPC Marketforce.
Gruner & Jahr has drawn up a shortlist of three agencies which will
pitch for the launch campaign of its new women’s glossy, codenamed
Florence, which will launch this spring. TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, Walsh
Trott Chick Smith and G&J’s incumbent agency, Arcom, will be involved in
the final pitch. A result is expected by the end of this month.
Fox Kids Europe has appointed Benoit Runel to the new position of
executive director of programming and acquisitions. Formerly the deputy
general manager and programming director at Fox Kids France, he will now
assume overall responsibility for the supervision of programming and
John Mayhead has been appointed chairman of the Audit Bureau of
Circulations, succeeding Geoffrey Copeman of Eastern Counties Newspaper
Group. Mayhead has been a strategic marketing consultant since leaving
the board of Argos last year, and has also been chairman of the
Marketing Society, a council member of the Incorporated Society of
British Advertisers and its representative on the Advertising Authority
The Galaxy network has appointed two marketing managers. Sharon McKoy
will oversee advertising, promotions and events for Galaxy 102.2 in
Birmingham, and Gordon Hodgson will take on the same role at Galaxy 101.
McKoy comes from the troubled National Centre for Popular Music in
Sheffield, and Hodgson moves over from Galaxy 102.2.
Emap Digital Radio has won the local digital multiplex licence for
Liverpool, and aims to broadcast eight programme services in the area.
Among these, Emap’s own stations, Magic, Radio City and Kiss, will
broadcast, as well as Capital’s Xfm.