Consumer magazine and digital publisher, IPC Media, has made 2 senior hires for its Manchester office.

The first sees the arrival of Jennifer Dixon, formerly of w00t!media and Mediacom North. She’s been named senior sales executive for its Connect portfolio of titles, including women’s and TV listing weeklies.

Louise Fox also joins as senior sales executive, with responsibility for its Southbank portfolio – glossy monthlies of women’s titles and Home interest magazines. Fox arrives at IPC Media with 9 years of experience mainly on BBC titles.

“I am really delighted about the changes we have made to our Manchester structure and our new recruits are doing incredibly well.  We  have responded to meet the ever-changing needs of our agencies and clients and we are excited about the range and breath of integrated conversations we are having about campaigns,” said regional sales director, Katrina Hutchison.

“The structure  will stand us in good stead for delivery of some new  style campaigns and truly imaginative campaigns in 2014.”

Two promotions see Lisa Solman become senior sales executive, moving from Southbank to the creative media team, where she’ll concentrate on non-traditional advertising and creative. Ollie Scull takes up a new position of creative and digital media director. He’ll oversee a team of 4.

The Manchester office has 16 staff in total and is responsible for selling to and servicing all agencies outside of London.