Metro's former head of advertising takes Sunday Express job

The former head of advertising at Metro, Gary Savage, has joined

Express Newspapers as the ad controller on the Sunday Express. This move

comes as part of a management reshuffle that will see the Express

titles' ad controller, Mark Hopkins, leave the company. Hopkins is not

believed to have a job to go to.

The appointment comes as Express Newspapers' managing director, Stan

Myerson, moves to rebuild the ad sales department after a spate of

departures earlier this year.

Michael Guest, the News International veteran, was appointed group

client controller two weeks ago. Myerson has also brought in Fleur

Edwards from the Financial Times to take the position of head of

classified, working across all Express group titles. 'The drive and

energy of our three new appointments will make our titles even more

competitive,' Myerson said.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Slattery has been given the role of ad controller for

the Daily Express after nine years with the company. Chris Marston

remains in his position as the ad controller at the Daily Star.

Savage's appointment follows his sudden departure from Metro in


He had taken on the Metro role in September following his resignation

from his position as the deputy ad director for Times Newspapers during

the summer. However, Savage left the Associated Newspapers-owned title

without a job to go to after less than five months. Metro has not

appointed a replacement for Savage.


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