Industry Moves: Press Association; Five; GMG Radio


imagePress Association: The UK’s biggest news and sports agency Press Association has hired former ITV’s former head of online sales Colin Ramsey to lead a new six-strong digital team to capitalise on publishers’ growing demand for video and graphics. On the team are Tamara Atimomo, previously of Telegraph Media Group, Ryan Hanley, who joined from Sport Syndicator and Anderson Morgan, formerly of My Movies. Last year the company re-shuffled its executive staff and began bringing divisions like PA Sport and PA pictures under the wider Press Association brand.

Five: Having overseen the re-launch of Five Life as Fiver last year, Five’s head of digital channels Hannah Barnes is to leave the broadcaster next month after two years. There was a question mark over Barnes’s exact role within the company after the hiring of Jeff Ford as Five’s MD of digital channel and acquisitions in October. Her role will not be replaced and her duties will be split among Five’s digital execs. Barnes joined from BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) in February 2007. From

Guardian Media Group Radio: GMG Radio has a new commercial director: Jonathan Gillespie, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) UK’s head of display ads and YouTube, will join the company in April and be responsible for its 13 stations including Smooth and Real Radio and its digital activities. Current commercial director and deputy CEO Stuart Taylor who will become full CEO in April following the departure of John Myners. From Media Week. Disclosure: paidContent:UK’s publisher ContentNext is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian News & Media.

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