Samuel promoted in BBC Broadcast review

Keith Samuel, press and publicity controller at BBC Broadcast, has been promoted to the new post of deputy director of communications.

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

1998.



Until then he will retain his seat on the Broadcast management

board.



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.



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