Capital Radio, which last week announced it was taking over Virgin Radio, is promoting Richard Eyre, previously managing director, to chief executive. David Mansfield, previously group commercial director becomes group managing director, while Paul Davies, managing director of media sales and marketing, becomes commercial director responsible for all advertising revenue…

…Capital’s themed restaurant chain, My Kinda Town, has appointed Russell Scott as chief executive. He is joining from Harry Ramsden’s, where he was chief executive UK and group operations director.

Legal & General has shortlisted incumbents J Walter Thompson, The Media Centre, WWAV Rapp Collins, All Response Media, Prager & Partners and PCS Media along with Leo Burnett, Medico and MD Carat for its 5m media planning and buying.

Maiden Outdoor and Mills & Allen’s offer of 1m free poster advertising space to new or lapsed advertisers attracted 98 applicants. The two contractors, together with Vision, Town & City, and Trainer have drawn up a shortlist of 12 campaigns, with the first campaign to run in August.

Adshel has won a 15-year contract to renew bus shelters in the district of Castle Point, Essex.

Commercial radio is the fastest growing advertising medium for the fourth year running, reaching first quarter revenue of 78m and revenue year on year to March this year of 319m, according to the latest Advertising Association Quarterly Survey.

Fina, the petrol retailer, is spending 250,000 on radio sponsorship of The Pulse in Bradford and the new 96.3 Aire FM in Leeds and Hallam FM in Sheffield.

The world’s first international consultation on Christian advertising takes place at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, from May 19 to 21, organised by the Churches’ Advertising Network.

Scottish Courage is to launch Jack Dee’s (right) first radio campaign for John Smith’s Extra Smooth Bitter next week. Creative work is through GGT and media planning and buying through The Media Centre.

Radio 1’s planning and presentation manager Stephen Mulholland has been made editor – digital audio broadcasting – for the BBC’s Digital Audio Broadcasting department.

The Sun’s decision to back Labour did not pay off in circ-ulation gains. April’s ABC figures show a drop of 5.03 per cent on the previous month to 3.84 million. This compares with April 1996’s circulation figure of 4.02 million.

Latest from Marketing Week


Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now


Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.


From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.


Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here