IPC Country & Leisure Media (CALM) today announces the promotion of Adrian Booker to associate publisher of its sports titles. Adrian joined IPC Media in 2000 as the first intake of the graduate training scheme run by the UK's market-leading magazine distribution company, Marketforce. He worked as a circulation executive within CALM for two years before moving to IPC ignite! as deputy circulation manager where he was also a member of the Nuts launch team. Adrian returned to the CALM portfolio in April 2005 in his current role as marketing manager of the market-leading sports titles, including Rugby World, Golf Monthly, Shoot Monthly and World Soccer. In his new role, Adrian will be primarily responsible for IPC CALM's football brands Shoot Monthly and World Soccer - which enjoyed record copy sales during this year's World Cup - and their associated websites. Adrian says: "I'm delighted to be given this fantastic opportunity to work with such a talented and successful team on what are two iconic football brands. Some big challenges lie ahead in a highly competitive and event driven market and I'm thrilled at the prospect of getting to grips with it." Publishing director Hamish Dawson adds: "Adrian's experience in Marketforce, coupled with his proven ability as a marketeer has already produced great results with the football brands in 2006. The challenge is to maintain the momentum in 2007 and beyond both in print and on-line, and I'm also pleased to be able to call on Adrian's skills for the other titles in the sport portfolio." Adrian's appointment is effective from October 1. -ends- About Shoot Monthly Shoot Monthly features exclusive interviews, news and facts and the inside track on the biggest stars and clubs in UK football. It is one of the most familiar brands in the British game giving readers, both young and old, unrivalled access to the top names in soccer in the UK. Every month it offers a unique insight into the changing face of football, wrapped up in an informative and entertaining editorial package. About World Soccer The unrivalled authority on the game of soccer around the world, World Soccer calls upon journalists from the globe's great soccer capitals. The best writers, analytical features and the ability to deliver the inside-track on domestic and world football have made World Soccer an institution. About CALM Country & Leisure Media - CALM - is the biggest individual division within IPC, providing magazines and associated websites and events for a massive range of specialist interests. For further information contact Anna Gawan, press officer, IPC Media. Tel: 020 7261 6575 or email anna_gawan@ipcmedia.com