MEDIA: BRIEFS

Grabiner grabs United post

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

insurance.



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