Newscom has appointed advertising development manager Paul Kinvig
as publisher of its recently acquired Hampshire Chronicle Group, and
installed new ad managers for its Weymouth and Andover centres.
Kinvig, 36, replaces Keith Jenvey, who has left to pursue other
Kinvig takes responsibility for four titles, including the Hampshire
Chronicle and Romsey Advertiser. He will report to Southern region
managing director Stewart Dunn. Kinvig joined Newscom three years ago
and has held the positions of ad manager at the Bournemouth Daily Echo
and Southern Daily Echo.
The Andover centre’s ad manager David Makepeace is moving to the
position of ad manager at the Weymouth centre. He takes responsibility
for the Dorset Echo, Bridport/Lyme Regis News and the Weymouth and
Makepeace, 37, has spent his entire career at Newscom, joining the
Bournemouth Daily Echo as a trainee in 1981.
Replacing him in Andover is Julie Freemantle, currently the sales
trainer for Newscom’s central region. Freemantle, 32, originally joined
Newscom in 1993 as a field sales motors representative. She rejoined in
1997 after a brief spell with the Hampshire Chronicle Group. In her new
role she will head a sales team selling the Andover Advertiser and four
In another move, Paul Henderson has been promoted to general manager,
internet services, reflecting the growing importance of the group’s
electronic publishing activities.
Henderson, 36, was previously internet services manager and was
responsible for launching 17 websites. He has held sales and general
management positions with Bristol United Press and Midland Independent
Newspapers. He will report to newspaper division managing director Alan
Meanwhile, Newscom has merged the Hampshire Chronicle Group’s
108-year-old Weekly News with its own Extra title. The new free title,
renamed NewsExtra, will have a 60,000 distribution throughout central
It becomes one of Newscom’s biggest freesheets.
Newscom is the subject of a bidding battle between Trinity Mirror,
Newsquest and Johnston Press (Media Business, 10 April).