Barr wins promotions post

Barr wins promotions post

The National Magazine Company has appointed Liz Barr, the ad director of

its Manchester office, to the new position of deputy director of

promotions reporting to Jennifer Sharp who heads the centralised

promotions department which was set up in January.

Prunty gets top Wedding job

Looks deputy editor Christine Prunty is joining IPC’s Wedding & Home

magazine as editor from 13 May replacing Debbie Djordjevic who has moved

to edit Homes and Ideas.

New image for computers

Business publisher MDI has launched Computer Generated Imaging, a trade

title for the UK and European computer graphics market. It will publish

six times a year and go monthly in 1997.

QVC celebrates sales leap

QVC, Britain’s only shopping channel saw net sales jump by 97 per cent

in the first quarter of 1996 to pounds 13.9 million. In the first three

months it gained 98,000 new customers, answered 1.5 million telephone

calls and shipped 796,000 items.

BBC wins Commonwealth

The BBC has secured TV and radio rights to the 1998 Commonwealth games

to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Media companies in danger

The danger of companies in the media sector failing during the next 12

months is higher than at the end of the last recession, according to

credit reference and risk management company CCN Group in an analysis of

the prospects of 50,000 British companies.

Landmark goes French

Landmark Travel Channel, owner of the UK-based cable and satellite

channel Travel, has developed Voyage, a new travel and leisure channel

for the French-speaking market. It will transmit from midday to midnight

Monday to Friday and from 8 am to midnight on weekends.

Midland in dramatic deal

Midland Bank is to sponsor ITV’s entire output of drama premieres and

special one-off productions for the coming year in a pounds 2 million


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