ITV has formed a regional online sales team in Manchester which will be run by former staff of News International and Telegraph Media Group.
David Hill has moved across Manchester from the Telegraph Media Group (TMG) to take the post of regional online sales manager in the new team.
Hill, who has 12 years' experience in regional media, was responsible for setting up and developing the regional online sales team while at TMG. He will report to Gary Cole, ITV's online sales director.
Gillian Greig has been appointed senior online sales executive and joins from News International's Manchester office, where she worked on the London Paper.
Prior to joining News International, Greig spent eight years working in agency sales for several radio groups in the north west.
As well as developing relationships with advertisers outside of the capital, the new team has also been tasked with raising awareness of ITV's digital portfolio and the integrated opportunities on offer to clients.
Gary Cole, online sales director, ITV, said: "Gillian and David are top quality media professionals and their appointments fit perfectly with our regional online aspirations. We are looking forward to them both continuing their great work within the online space and working as key members within the established ITV regional team."