Emap Advertising has appointed Tim Bleakley, the former managing
director of talkSPORT's sales house, Impact, as its new head of
Bleakley fills the gap left by the promotion of Dave King to managing
director of Emap Advertising.
Bleakley unexpectedly quit his position at talkSPORT a month ago,
shortly after King's appointment to the managing director role. He had
founded talkSPORT's sales operation.
"Emap is at the forefront of changing how media brands are bought and
sold. The broadcast brands have both historic strengths and future
I am going to relish selling and positioning the benefits of both,"
Bleakley takes control of sales for Emap's three radio networks; Big
City, Kiss and Magic as well as a television portfolio that includes The
Box, Smash Hits and TV spin-offs of Kerrang!, Q, Kiss and Magic. Unlike
King, he will not take control of online sales. Bleakley will work
alongside Emap's head of magazines, Theresa Coligan, and report directly