IPC Media names Kirkland as publishing director for IPC Connect
IPC Media has appointed Draw Kirkland as publishing director for IPC Connect, which publishes TV brands such as TV Times, What’s on TV, and TV Easy.
Kirkland will rejoin IPC from Heast Magazines UK where he is group publishing director for celebrity, lifestyle and real life woman’s weeklies, having held the role of circulation manager for IPC Connect’s women’s weekly brands and then the head of circulation role for IPC SouthBank. He eventually became publisher of Now and then acting publishing director for the same title.
Fiona Dent, managing director, IPC Connect, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Drew back to IPC Media. Last week our TV portfolio celebrated ABC success and extended its market leadership, so Drew joins us at an exciting time. I’m confident that his proven experience, knowledge and passion for the mass market weeklies sector will be invaluable in driving our no.1 TV portfolio to even greater success.”
Kirkland adds “It is brilliant to be returning to IPC Media and in particular to IPC Connect. IPC’s TV portfolio is best in class, boasting some of the highest circulations of all consumer magazines and offering consumers quality content both in print and online. I’m excited to use my experience to make this portfolio even stronger.”
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Drew will replace Niall Clarkson in taking up the role.