Grabiner grabs United post
Telegraph managing director Stephen Grabiner, 37, has quit his post to
join the board at United News and Media as executive director newspapers
with overall responsibility for the national and regional newspapers
divisions and UK advertising periodicals. He replaces MD Andrew Cameron.
McCrum to join Observer
Faber and Faber editor-in-chief Robert McCrum is leaving after 17 years
to join the Observer as literary editor. World in Action
producer/director David Leigh is joining as contributing editor.
TV Corporation targets Dunn
Richard Dunn, executive director of News International Television, has
been appointed non-executive director of The Television Corporation. He
retains his NI position.
IPC considers Loaded for girls
IPC Magazines is understood to be considering the launch of a Loaded-
style magazine for women to capitalise on the success of its men’s
magazine. Sales of Loaded leapt 82.5 per cent year-on-year in the seond
half of 1995 to 174,763 (ABC Jul-Dec 1995).
Grampian sees profits rise
Grampian Television has announced pre-tax profits of pounds 5.78 million
for the year to 29 February, a rise of 31 per cent. As well as its ITV
franchise, Grampian owns Scot FM.
Hospitality for Wordsmith
The British Hospitality Association has hired Wordsmith and Company to
produce its new magazine Hospitality Matters. The full colour tabloid
will be published seven times a year and replaces the Voice of the
British Hospitality Association.
Launch for Automotive Online
Leading Edge Publishing, newspaper publisher LEP and management
consultancy Mitac have teamed up to launch Automotive Online, an
electronic information service for the motor industry.
New insurance plan for Emap
Lloyds Bank Insurance Direct and Emap are testing a promotional campaign
that uses magazine subscriptions as an incentive to purchase household