Simon Kippin (left), the publishing director of Good Housekeeping,
has resigned from the National Magazine Company after 15 years. Kippin,
who has no immediate job plans, worked on the title for two years.
Before that he was the publishing director at Cosmopolitan and the
publisher of Company.
The Media Edge and Curio have been appointed by BBC World and BBC World
Service to handle a pounds 5 million global ad campaign. The work, which
breaks on 3 April, targets international business travellers.
The IPC Solutions group sales director, Keith Parkman, has quit suddenly
without a job to go to. He leaves the company at the end of this
week.Parkman was responsible for IPC’s inserts division, Innovator, and
Solutions, which handles advertorials and sponsorship across the IPC
The video-on-demand and digital TV services company Yes Television
announced this week that it plans a London listing which could value it
at around pounds 600 million. Warner Brothers International Television
and Buena Vista International Television have both agreed to become
shareholders in the company when it floats with stakes of around 10 per
Sunday Business is being printed from The Scotsman Publications’ print
presses in a bid to increase sales to Scottish business people. An
initial target of 5,000 sales has been set, with sales of 7,500 expected
by the end of the year.The move is being backed by a pounds 250,000 TV
and radio campaign from Smarts Advertising and TMB MediaCom.
Emap is acquiring AutoLocate, an internet business focusing on the car
trade market. The company plans to use the site as another
communications channel within its car portfolio which includes titles
such as Fleet News and CAP. AutoLocate will also use Emap’s consumer car
titles such as Car and Classic Cars magazine to create consumer
The Future Network has announced its first annual results as a listed
company. Sales are up 24 per cent to pounds 199 million with adjusted
operating profit up 69 per cent to pounds 22 million.The company also
announced that it is attracting 4.6 million individual users every month
to its internet properties. Internet revenues increased 143 per cent to
pounds 1.7 million in 1999.
The ambient media company The Media Vehicle has appointed Lee Collins
managing director. Collins, who will head a team of 40, was previously a
board director at CIA Medianetwork.
Groovetech, the internet-based radio station which is expected to be
acquired by the AIM-quoted company Chandra, is to receive heavy
investment from a number of high-profile investors. Rod Stewart, the
Rolling Stones and the jockey Frankie Dettori will all acquire a
percentage of the company in preparation for it launching its service -
already running in San Francisco and Seattle - in the UK.
JCDecaux’s Irish subsidiary, David Allen, has appointed Niamh Cleary
managing director. Cleary replaces Roisin O’Boyle, who has left after an
eight-year stint with David Allen to spend more time with her family.
David Allen was bought by JCDecaux last year.
The Radio Advertising Bureau is running a half-day seminar on 6 April
about using radio advertising to drive e-business. The seminar is
designed to help advertisers who want to have a better understanding of
the role that advertising can play in driving e-business.
EM.TV, the German media company, is understood to be close to taking a
50 per cent stake in Formula One motor racing. The group is likely to
pay around pounds 1.3 billion to share control of grand prix racing with
the high-profile sports promoter Bernie Ecclestone.