Future Publishing has struck a unique deal with Blondie to distribute the band’s new album from today as part of an exclusive official collector’s magazine, weeks before it goes on general sale.
The Blondie Fan Pack is available on UK magazine stands, priced at £14.99. The pack includes the track ‘Panic of Girls’, and is on sale across 3,000 non-traditional music retail outlets on the high street including WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Waitrose.
Condé Nast is restructuring its digital business, as UK country manager Emanuela Pignataro retires from the company after three years. Pignataro has been replaced by Condé Nast Digital publisher Jamie Jouning, who will look at restructuring the digital arm of the publisher of Glamour, Wired, Vogue and GQ.
The man who transformed energy drink Red Bull into a household brand in the UK is gearing up for ambitious plans in the computer market. Harry Drnec is credited as being the force behind Red Bull’s success in the UK. The entrepreneur is now just weeks away from listing his new venture, the Broadband Computer Company, on the Frankfurt stock market, as Drnec seeks fresh funding.
BNY MELLON WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp has appointed Boryana Zeitz as senior portfolio manager to handle the firm’s high net worth clients. Previously, Zeitz was a trust and estates attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. She has also served as a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting.
RSM TENON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The firm appointed John Porteous to its management team. John was with Macquarie Bank and BDO Stoy Hayward earlier.
The bank named Edward Jewell-Tait as head of its Australian private bank, which focuses on investment advice for wealthy clients.
RELIGARE CAPITAL MARKETS
The investment banking arm of Religare Enterprises Ltd appointed Richard Thompson as head of investment banking for the London listings and broking business. He was most recently head of investment banking for Fox-Davies Capital.
The investment analysis and market index company appointed Andy Sparks as managing director and head of product management in the firm’s risk management analytics business, based in New York. Sparks had been head of product management for the POINT business at Barclays Capital.
The stockbroking and advisory firm appointed Shamus Henderson as a sales trader in the investment funds team. The company also named Shayne Barge as a marketmaker in the investment funds team. They join from JPMorgan Cazen