NEWS: Jonesco takes over at Express sales as Costello moves out

Express Newspapers has poached Andy Jonesco, sales director of the Telegraph group, as its group ad director. He replaces Christine Costello, who is to leave the company.

Express Newspapers has poached Andy Jonesco, sales director of the

Telegraph group, as its group ad director. He replaces Christine

Costello, who is to leave the company.



The appointment reunites Jonesco with the Express chief executive,

Stephen Grabiner, who was the managing director of the Telegraph until

May. Grabiner arrived as the Telegraph and the Express were attempting

to shape plans to form a joint newspaper sales house. However, the deal

fell apart in July.



Grabiner said: ‘Andy’s reputation within the ad industry is unsurpassed

and his skills will add greatly to our drive to build circulation and

revenue across all titles.’



At the Express, Jonesco will be responsible for all ad revenue for both

Express titles, the Daily Star and the group’s promotional arm, Express

Enterprises.



Commenting on his appointment, Jonesco said: ‘The changes at the Express

have been excellent and there are still further changes to come.’

Jeremy Deedes, the Telegraph’s managing director, said: ‘I wish Andy

well, but concede the fact that I would rather he was staying at the

Telegraph.’



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