Media release: Johnston Press appoints Andrew Sumner as new group commercial director


JOHNSTON Press, the multimedia news organisation, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Andrew Sumner as its new Group Commercial director.

Andrew joins Johnston Press from Monster Worldwide, the global online employment solution, where he spent five years as managing director for the UK and Ireland, responsible for sales, marketing and operations. Prior to that, Andrew held director roles at telecommunications companies Easynet, Reliance Globalcom and Cable & Wireless.

In his new role, Andrew will have responsibility for all sales channels, sales operations and the ongoing evolution of the company’s sales operating model.

Andrew will join Johnston Press in April and will be based in the company’s head office in London.

Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press, said: “I am delighted that Andrew will be joining us here at Johnston Press. He is an incredibly experienced and seasoned commercial leader with a track record of digital transformation. I look forward to working with Andrew as he settles into his new role next month”.

About Johnston Press

Johnston Press is a leading multimedia business with a vibrant mix of news brands that reach national, regional and local audiences. We provide news and information services to local and regional communities through our extensive portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites.

Sharing information and opinion remains at the heart of what we do and our titles, which include iconic publications such as the i newspaper, The Scotsman, The Yorkshire Post and News Letter in Northern Ireland are read via traditional print, online platforms and mobile devices by 37.8 million people every month.

We are experts in combining national reach with local targeting and are better equipped than ever to help advertisers tell their stories, too, through our trusted platforms.

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