Metro, the free morning newspaper, has recruited Linda Grant, ad
director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Grant joined the Scottish
titles in January to take charge of national sales. She previously
worked for the Newspaper Society and Newsquest. At Metro, Grant will
assume the new role of head of planning.
IPC Electric has appointed a new operations director. Kevin Kerrigan is
currently sales and marketing director for Pan European Publishing, the
Belgian subsidiary of Reed Elsevier. In his new role, Kerrigan will
report to managing director Rene Carayol.
Following the reorganisation of its ad sales operation (Media Business,
1 November), Emap Metro has made several promotions. Danny Flower, ad
manager for Q, Graham Tottle, ad manager for Heat, Michelle Gardiner, ad
manager for Empire, and Kerry Moffat, fashion manager, all become
account directors. Sarah Jacombs, ad manager for The Face and Arena,
becomes ad director for music and film titles. Ann Collins, group head,
becomes ad director for men’s and fashion titles. Giles Abbott, senior
sales executive, takes Jacombs’ role as ad manager for The Face and
Arena. Emap Metro has also taken on two new faces. Cinnamon MacPhail,
who joins from BBJ, becomes senior sales executive, and Catherine
Knowles is appointed as sales executive for the entertainment team.
Granada Mediasales has recruited Adrian Richmond as sales manager.
Richmond joins from Flextech where he was communications manager.
Granada has also made three promotions. Steve Jordan moves from account
manager to account controller, senior sales executive Sheila Gardener
becomes sales manager, and Louise Costello moves from sales executive to
take Gardener’s old role.
Sam Vernon, account manager across Emap’s parenting titles, is moving to
the National Magazine Company. He takes on a new position as senior
sales executive on Good Housekeeping.
Opus has made two changes to its sponsorship team. Dominic Barker, GWR
sponsorship group head, switches roles to become sponsorship group head
of Classic FM. He replaces Karen Morris, who has moved to Premiere.
Barker is yet to be replaced. Opus has also recruited Phil Beal as GWR
sponsorship and promotions executive. He joins from the Cable
Advertising Sales Company.
Clickmusic, the portal for UK music, has appointed Joseph Morden as
sales manager. Morden was previously a senior sales executive at Loot
BBJ Media has promoted Matthew Platts to deputy broadcast director.
Platts will report to director Chris Boothby.
Reed Computer Group has promoted Jill Harrington, key accounts manager
on Computer Weekly, to the position of advertisement manager for the
magazine. Harrington, who has spent 15 years at Reed, replaces Richard
Strom, who is running a new corporate sales division designed to service
Reed Computer Group’s major advertisers (Media Business, 18 October).