Display advertising for Express Newspapers’ Scottish titles is now being handled from London, following the departure of Michael Ness from the Express’ Glasgow office.
Display sales will be handled from the Express London head office, though the Scottish office will remain as a sales base for the company’s sales representatives.
Advertisement controller Richard Hillgrove has appointed two senior sales reps from the regional team in London, who will dedicate their time to Scottish-only sales work.
With immediate effect, James Kenway will handle Scottish advertising sales for the Daily Express and Sunday Express and the associated colour magazines. Blon O’Brien will now take charge of sales for the Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday and OK! Magazine.
Both Kenway and O’Brien will report into the newly appointed London-based group head – Scotland, Robert Biagioni.
Speaking of the changes, Hillgrove said: “Scotland is vital for us in terms of advertising revenues and we have appointed two very senior executives to serve this all-important territory.”
Former Scottish sales manager Ness left the company by mutual consent after working for the company for more than four years.