NGN names ex-Associated digital director as digital sales head

News Group Newspapers (NGN) has appointed Martin Corke as head of digital sales. He joins from Associated NorthCliffe Digital, where he was a director.

News Group Newspapers (NGN) has appointed Martin Corke (left) as head of digital sales. He joins from Associated Northcliffe Digital, where he was a director.

Corke, who has already taken over the role, replaces Darren Davidson, who left NGN to join IPC Media although he has since left that company. Corke is responsible for advertising, sponsorship, e-mail and mobile revenues across the media group’s digital portfolio. He will also oversee websites including,, and

He says: “We are in a period of tremendous growth and innovation and my job is to turn that success into revenues and take us to the next level.”

At Associated, Corke was responsible for advertising sales across more than 60 websites including and Prior to that he worked at IPC Media as group advertisement director.

Mark Chippendale, NGN media director, says: “Martin has strong digital publishing experience and we are delighted to have him on board. We are a multi-platform business and revenues for our internet and mobile platforms are growing all the time.”

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