Hill Murray has appointed four new creatives. Rebecca Rae joins as a
writer and Simon Pierson as an art director. Rae was previously with Leo
Burnett Hong Kong and Pierson has been freelancing for the past year.
Nigel Holmes has joined from Jersey, where he worked on Invesco
International, and Martin Lawson moves from IMP to be an art director.
Direct Relations, the Leeds-based full-service direct communications
agency, has appointed Simon Norie board director. He joins from Time
Retail Finance, the in-house storecard company for the Kingfisher group,
where he was head of marketing.
The business-to-business agency, Dowell and Associates, has appointed
John Stanton managing director. The agency’s founder, Geoff Dowell, who
previously combined the roles of chairman and managing director, becomes
the executive chairman with responsibility for all new business and
agency development. Stanton takes responsibility for all existing
business and for the day-to-day running of the agency. Having originally
qualified as a chartered accountant, Stanton is a business strategist
with a City background in financial services.
Clilverd Booth Lockett Makin, the Bristol-based media independent, has
appointed Philip Cowdell as managing director. Formerly the media
director of Monitor Advertising, he joined CBLM after a year’s around-
the-world trip, which included working for D’Arcy Masius Benton and
Bowles in Sydney.
Sara Hardcastle has been appointed account manager with Quadrant Direct
Advertising, the direct marketing wing of the Warrington-based Quadrant
Advertising and Marketing. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she was
previously a senior account executive at the Manchester agency, BDH,
where she worked on accounts such as Mansfield Brewery, Waterford
Dairies and Manchester Airport.
Dennis Michelson has been appointed head of production by the Computer
Film Company. He was formerly a freelance visual effects supervisor in
Los Angeles, where he worked on the films Gremlins 2, Matinee, On Deadly
Ground and the upcoming Three Wishes, on which he was also second unit
Simon Mann has been appointed national account manager by the Belfast
Telegraph. He joins the company from Virgin Radio where he was the group
sales manager. He has previously worked for Capital Radio, Ocean Sound
and Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers.
Christian Leroy has been appointed executive director by Landor
Associates. He will be responsible for project management and business
development in the Nordic region, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and
Sweden. Before joining Landor, Leroy worked in Brussels at the European
headquarters of the US telecommunications company, BellSouth. He joined
BellSouth as an executive assistant to the president and chief executive
officer for Europe and later became the business development manager.
PPP Healthcare has appointed Alison Meredith to the newly created
position of head of direct marketing. She joins PPP Healthcare from
Direct Line, where she was the marketing manager. She has also held
senior marketing positions with Marks and Spencer Financial Services and
Cable London has appointed Sandy Saunderson director of business
telecommuni-cations. Saunderson has spent the past 14 years in the
computer industry. Before that he was the UK business development
director for a US software company.
The Independent Television Commission has appointed Peter Monteith
regional executive for the East of England. Monteith was the ITC’s head
of publications and publicity. He began his media career in local
newspapers in Buckinghamshire, before specialising in the broadcasting
sector, and is a former editor of Broadcast.
Esquire has appointed Caroline Connor advertisement director. Connor
joined the National Magazine Company as the international sales manager
in March to work alongside Keith LeGoy, director of international sales,
and to expand advertising revenue from the company’s overseas clients.
Before this, she worked at IPC for four years, holding a number of
positions, latterly as the advertisement controller for Country Life,
Leisure Network and London Portrait.
Deborah Oliver,the Royal Mail’s head of public relations, has been
appointed communications director. Oliver had been with the Post Office
for 16 years when she was appointed head of PR for the Royal Mail in