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The Telegraph’s advertisement director and deputy managing director Len Sanderson is to oversee new revenue generation. Running of the ad section will be handled by Andy Jonesco, display sales director, and Mark Payne, classified sales director.

The Independent and Independent on Sunday suffered year-on-year falls of 9.3 per cent and 12.9 per cent respectively in the January ABCs.

Leo Burnett has retained the Central Office of Information’s press monitoring business against competition from Mediastar and Young & Rubicam.

The BBC publishes the results of its £500,000 strategy review today (Wednesday) which shows it is not attracting significant younger, ethnic or regional audiences.

Mirror Group has joined forces with NBC Super Channel to bid for a Channel 5 franchise. Other interested bidders include Virgin and Pearson.

Pearson has acquired a ten per cent stake in Hong Kong broadcaster Television Broadcasts. TVB is the largest producer of Chinese-language TV shows.

20/20 Media has appointed Guy Cranswick head of media research and futures. He previously held the same position at Media Technologies, Paris…

…Alex Crowther also joins 20/20 from European Media Management as media manager. Deputy media director Kevin Razvi has joined the board.

Media Campaign Services has been appointed to handle Lee Cooper’s £250,000 cinema campaign due to break in late March.

CIA Group has acquired Mansfield Lang Direct Media, the direct response media specialist.

Westcountry TV has taken a stake in UKRD Group whose subsidiary, UK Radio Developments, is the largest backer of Surrey & North East Hampshire Radio, the new licencee for Guildford.

Loaded, the IPC men’s magazine, has posted its first ABC of 95,782 – 50,000 ahead of advertiser guarantees.

The National Magazine Company has appointed Sarah Rees advertising director of Country Living.

The IPA has asked us to clarify that it is consulting its members on requirements for the next BARB contract. Contrary to last week’s article, it has no firm proposals yet on consolidated viewing figures.

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