Keith Samuel, press and publicity controller at BBC Broadcast, has
been promoted to the new post of deputy director of communications.
He will report to Sue Farr, Broadcast’s marketing and communications
director, and help her to complete a restructure of the corporation’s
marketing and communications operation.
Samuel will spend a year in the post and retire in the autumn of
Until then he will retain his seat on the Broadcast management
BBC Broadcast, the corporation’s commissioning arm, was created as part
of a massive reorganisation last year, bringing together radio, TV,
education, regional broadcasting plus the new digital public service
channels. It is one of six BBC divisions, and has the largest marketing
and communications department. It employs 250 staff in PR, marketing and
publicity, most of whose jobs are under review.
He will be involved in recruiting a team of senior managers. The
division is currently looking for a head of PR.
- Helen Odams has been named press and public affairs manager at BBC
Bristol. She reports to Jerry Johns, head of press and public affairs at
the BBC’s English Regions division. She oversees PR for television and
radio, and the production of programmes like The Antiques Roadshow.
She has been acting manager of the department for two years.