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– Telegraph Media Group: Former Handbag.com Nancy Cruickshank is taking her fourth job in four years, executive director of digital develop…

imageTelegraph Media Group: Former Handbag.com Nancy Cruickshank is taking her fourth job in four years, executive director of digital development at the Telegraph publisher. She will report directly to editor-in-chief William Lewis, charged with increasing online revenue. Edward Roussel has led much of TMG’s digital operations on the ground as digital editor. Cruickshank widened her role from Handbag alone to be overall Heart Digital MD when Hearst’s NatMags bought the site in 2006. But she left after 12 months in August 2007 to become CEO of video how-to site VideoJug. Cruickshank also joined Glam Media’s board last year to advise on its UK roll-out. Via Brand Republic.

Lovefilm The DVD and online movie renter has hired Jo Underhill to be head of its new in-house ad sales ops, ending its relationship with Unanimis. Underhill previously held the same title at PropertyFinder.com. Lovefilm put a lot in to TV advertising earlier this year and is reckoned to be a candidate for good performance in the downturn. Via NetImperative.

HMV: As if Channel 4 CEO Andy Duncan doesn’t have enough to do, as C4′s potential future is twisted around like a piece of Rubik’s cube, he’s joined HMV (LSE: HMV) Group’s board as a non-executive director. HMV chair Robert Swannell credited Duncan’s “wealth of relevant experience, particularly in media businesses and their online and digital applications”. But regulators may raise an eyebrow that Duncan is taking another role at such a crucial time for the broadcaster. Via Retail Week.

Audience Science: The Financial Times’ head of digital sales for EMEA, Stuart Colman, is to join behavioural targeting ad company Audience Science in April as head of its European operations. He replaces Jeremy Mason, who moves back to work at the firm’s US HQ in Seattle. Audience Science, formerly Revenue Science, counts the FT, ITV (LSE: ITV) and Reuters among its clients. From NMA.

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