Top roles scrapped as Thorn axes marketing

Thorn Europe has taken the axe to its marketing support function, scrapping the posts of director of marketing communications and advertising manager across its European rental brands.

The move will lead to the exit of Francesca Ecsery-Merrens, director of marketing communications, and Geriant Holliman, the advertising manager.

Thorn Europe is Thorn EMI’s European rental division, with retail brands Radio Rentals and Crazy George in the UK, Thorn in Scandinavia and DER in Denmark.

The two posts were created a year ago to give marketing and advertising support across the group’s rental chains.

A spokesman for Thorn Europe says: “These jobs will cease to exist, as part of the trend towards strong business units, with each brand given its own responsibilities.

“Their duties will be absorbed into the marketing for each chain,” he adds.

Marketing for Thorn Europe is headed by Saad Hamas, who is strategic planning and marketing director on the group’s board.

The division is seeking a marketing director for its Radio Rentals chain, following the departure of Clive Ellings earlier this year.

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