The Case Of The Swollen Wage Bill

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

News just in this morning is that Amscreen have appointed two new heads and if, like us, you wonder how exactly their revenue can sustain such continued growth bear with us whilst we share with you a quick back of the envelope piece of ‘ready reckoning’ on their wage bill…

Even excluding Uncle Tom Goddard we believe that Amscreen’s payroll must be well north of GBP 2 million a year by now!

There is surely no way that their revenue can support such numbers (not only do they have an expensive London office, they have a dozen people in Bolton and an expensive German hire).

Anyway, the news is that Jamie Lindsay joins as Managing Director and Jai Pushkin joins as Head of Agency Sales.

Jamie was previously of Brand Connections Global and JC Decaux and will fully manage Amscreen’s UK division

Jai, who has several years’ media buying experience at Admedia and more recently Posterscope, will head up the sales team.

The appointments follow on from other recent additions to the team including Yoko De Souza as Director of Client Sales, Mike Hemmings as Marketing Director, James Whitbread as Account Director and of course dear old Winnie’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer for Central and Eastern Europe.

One Response to “The Case Of The Swollen Wage Bill”

  1. S Sugar Says:


    We call it investing. You should be aware that our spend on people is dwarfed by our significant spend on screens and market leading technology.

    We think the recipe of the best people and the best technology is what this market needs – it is certainly being appreciated by our adverting partners.

    Thanks for the concern, but you shouldn’t worry yourself about our sales figures or our salary bill – both are under control and in line with what we had planned for this stage of our development.

    In fact, we are recruiting for further sales people at the moment and would encourage any good people out there to get in touch via the link below


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