The Express has promoted Mark Milner to the newly created position
of head of display. Milner was previously advertising manager. In
another move, Mark Hopkins becomes group advertisement manager for The
Express and Sunday Express, having been advertisement manager on Sunday
The Davis Company has taken on two consultants. Clairedy Gardiner-Hyne
has regional and consumer press experience, gained at Northcliffe
Newspapers, the BBC and Mongoose. Nick O’Connor has a background in IT
media sales having worked at FT Magazines and Caspian Publishing.
CIA Medianetwork’s new UK chief executive, David Wheldon, is to join the
board of Tempus, CIA’s parent company. Before he joined CIA, Wheldon was
president of BBDO Europe. He began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi, and
has since worked at WCRS, Lowe Howard-Spink, and Coca-Cola.
Mark Speirs, formerly sales manager of VNU, has been appointed business
development manager for TMP Worldwide, the recruitment advertising
Speirs will focus on developing web-based media solutions for the
graduate and IT recruitment sectors.
The Times Supplements has appointed David St John Tradewell and Nicolas
Hajdu as senior sales executives on the paper’s educational internet
service provider, learnfree.co.uk. The ISP is free of charge and was
launched on the back of the Times Education Supplement.
Capital Radio has hired James Fairclough as marketing executive for
Capital Gold. Fairclough will manage the brand from 25 October, when he
moves from his position as assistant brand manager for Procter &
Gamble’s Pringles crisp range.
Stuart Forrest has joined Haymarket’s Classic & Sports Car as
advertisement manager. Forrest previously worked at The Lawyer where he
was display advertisement manager.
Total Media Group has hired Melissa Donnelly as its first dedicated
agency marketing manager. She will be responsible for marketing and
developing new business for the group.
Interfocus has recruited Ian Farmer as head of business development.
Farmer joins the full-service agency from New PHD where he was business
Maiden Outdoor has promoted marketing group head Juan Perez to marketing
manager. Perez, who has been at Maiden for five years, will be
responsible for continuing the company’s drive into new-media and
Correction. Anita Strymowicz, managing director of Soho PR, is not
leaving the company as reported last week. Strymowicz, who numbered Emap
among her accounts, will set up Soho PR in Soho, Manhattan, in a move to
expand her company.