HEERY AND SUMNER JOIN IGNITE! BOARD
September 2, 2005
IPC ignite! managing director Tim Brooks today announces two appointments to the ignite! board. Kevin Heery, head of ignite! online, is promoted to director of digital development; Andrew Sumner, publisher of Uncut
, is promoted to publishing director.
Kevin joined ignite! in April 2001 as technical and production manager on the award-winning NME.com
. He took on commercial responsibility for all ignite! web sites as head of online in August 2003 and has led the portfolio from strength to strength. Latest data from online audience measurement specialists Hitwise show that NME.com
has become not only the UK's largest commercial music website, but also the biggest UK magazine brand on the internet. Kevin's new role reflects the growth of ignite's digital portfolio to include uncut.co.uk
, and complementary activity in mobile media.
Andrew joined ignite! in May 2002 as publishing manager for Loaded
, before being named publisher of Loaded in January 2003. Andrew became publisher of Uncut
in July 2004 and reports directly to Tim. Andrew was integral to the success of Loaded
's 10th anniversary celebrations last year, and has just led Uncut
through its triumphant 100th edition.
Tim says: "Andrew and Kevin both play significant roles in the success of the ignite! portfolio. It's a pleasure to welcome them to the board at such an exciting time for ignite! and I'm sure they will be integral to our continued success moving forward."
Andrew and Kevin will complement the existing ignite! board, which includes Tim Brooks, Nuts
publishing director Eric Fuller, group marketing director and Loaded
publishing director Niall McKinney, group commercial director Karl Marsden and editorial director Steve Sutherland.- ENDS -
IPC ignite! is the men's lifestyle and music division of IPC Media. Its award-winning, market-leading brands enjoy international recognition. They include Nuts, Loaded, Uncut, NME and nme.com.
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