The Evening Standard’s classified advertisement director Sally
Smith has been promoted to group classified ad director for Associated
Newspapers. Smith, who has been in her current position for three years,
has been responsible for the launch of several classified sections
including Just the Job, PS, Homes & Property and the BigBlueDog.com jobs
site. She will now have full responsibility for the classified
departments of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard and
OMD UK has taken on 11 staff following a number of new-business wins and
the expansion of existing clients’ portfolios. Rory Lindsay joins from
MindShare and will work on Boo.com, the Meat and Livestock Commission
and MoneyExtra. Richard Murkin, who moves from Bates UK, will work on
Barclaycard and St Ivel. Faye Campbell, who joins from Carat, will work
on Vodafone; Gillian Huber from BBJ will cover Boots; Daniel Solomons
from Initiative will work on Benckiser, and Jessica Hayes, formerly at
Unity, will handle Compaq. The remaining five recruits are all recent
graduates. They are Howard Watson, Mark Pinney, Annika Broden, Beatrice
Boue and Edouard Kirk.
JC Decaux subsidiary David Allen, the largest Irish outdoor media owner,
has announced the appointment of Niamh Cleary as managing director.
Cleary replaces Roisin O’Boyle, who has resigned from the company after
eight years in order to spend more time with her family. David Allen was
acquired by JC Decaux in 1999 and is developing a number of products
specifically for the Irish market.
Emap Elan’s head of advertising research Aida Muirhead is taking on a
new role in the Elan Network. She will be responsible for project
development, researching new projects and providing business
intelligence. Muirhead will report to marketing director Kerry Tasker.
Sylvia Haghian, also a former member of Elan’s ad research team, will
move across with Muirhead. The rest of her team will be absorbed into
the Emap restructure.
C&B Communications, the contract publishing company, has announced the
appointment of two ad sales managers to work across its expanding
Employee & Customer magazine division. Gaynor Garton and Mohammed Mawji
both join Employee & Customer from TG Scott, where Garton was group
display advertisement manager and Mawji was advertisement manager.
Profero, the online media agency, has taken on Lisa McCracken as a
planner/buyer. McCracken joins the company from MediaVest, where she was
also a planner/buyer. In her new role, she will work initially on the
QXL.com and Central Office of Information accounts.
Independent international IT media specialist DWA has hired Hannah
Bowden as an account executive. Bowden joins DWA from IT company
Congress, where she was responsible for helping promote US technology
start-ups across Europe. She will be responsible for accounts that
include the IT vendors Brocade, NPI and Microtest, and will assist with