Simon Lynds, the director of the media sales and sponsorship company,
Scott Lynds, is tipped to take the helm at Katz International, the media
sales company that owns the troubled radio sales house, Independent
The management overhaul at Katz follows the loss of IRS’s biggest
client, Emap Radio (Campaign, last week), which reduces IRS’s share of
the radio advertising market to just 4 per cent.
At the same time, IRS’s managing director, Stan Park, and sales
director, Julia Calo, have left the company in the wake of the Emap
Katz International has now relaunched its UK radio operation as Katz
Radio Sales. The division will have a new management team comprising the
sales controller, Angela Coleman, and the group sales managers, Guy
Molyneux and David Salem.
Katz also has a division responsible for selling airtime on cable
television, which holds the contract to sell local advertising airtime
for the London Interconnect group of cable operators.
Scott Lynds, which specialises in cable TV airtime sales and TV
sponsorship, is now set to be merged with the new-look Katz, and Lynds
is expected to take a senior role, possibly above the current chairman
of Katz, Mike Schlagman.
Scott Lynds has been selling airtime for a number of cable channels, but
recently lost its SelecTV sales contract to Carlton Cable and Satellite
Sales, the new company recently launched by Carlton UK Sales (Campaign,
Carlton is said to be poised to take on airtime sales for another Scott
Lynds client, Live TV.