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Bauer Media appoints Interim COO of Advertising

Bauer Media UK yesterday announced the appointment of Linda Smith as Interim Chief Operating Officer of Bauer Advertising.

Linda brings considerable experience to the role, having previously held positions such as UK CEO of Starcom MediaVest, Interim CEO/Executive Chairwoman of RadioCentre /RAB, as well as commercial and marketing positions at Capital Radio and most recently, Centaur Media plc. Linda starts her role immediately, reporting to Richard Dunmall.

Paul Keenan, Chief Executive, Bauer Media UK, said: “Linda is a world class operator with a wealth of knowledge and experience across the media market. She will be a brilliant addition to Richard's senior team and we are excited to have her join Bauer Media to further support our ambition to be the most progressive, professional and passionate business for our commercial partners to engage with.”

Linda Smith, Interim Chief Operating Offer, Advertising, Bauer Media UK, said: “Bauer has long been a company which I have admired - both for its exceptional brand portfolio and its talented people. I am delighted to be joining Richard's team which is so focused and invigorated by the ambition of delivering excellence in all areas."

Richard Dunmall, Group Managing Director, Advertising, Bauer Media UK, said: “Linda is highly regarded across the media industry and I am delighted to welcome her to the Bauer Media UK business. I have no doubt that her outstanding experience will be invaluable as she supports our focus on sales and operational excellence to ensure we continue to deliver a best-in-class service to our clients as a vibrant and creative commercial partner.”