Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Gannett announces sales lead for company's Florida markets. (St. Augustine Record)

St. Augustine residents seething at GANNETT's evisceration of the St. Augustine Record, its staff and its role in our community: GANNETT prioritizes profits over people. More proof in the form of PR puffery.  "More than 20 newspapers" in Florida?  How many, exactly>?  Sloppy reporting. "More than 20 newspapers in Florida?  Do the math.  Oligopoly is a substantive evil.  From St. Augvisnte Record:

Gannett announces sales lead for company's Florida markets

Derek Gilliam
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Gannett announced the hiring of Jim Fogler to head sales for the company's Florida region, where it operates more than 20 newspapers.

Fogler most recently held the position of president and chief executive at the Florida Press Association. He had served as the president and regional sales director for his hometown newspaper the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York from 2016 to 2020. He also led the largest newspaper in Vermont, the Burlington Free Press, from 2010 to 2014.

His role with Gannett will be vice president of sales for the Florida region with LocaliQ, the digital solutions and marketing arm for the Tysons, Virginia-headquartered company. All sales regions in Florida will be united under Fogler's leadership.

Jim Fogler

He will report directly to Allen Jones, president of local sales at LocaliQ.

"Jim is a fantastic leader with a strong track record of success. He is on a mission to advance journalism throughout the state of Florida and will continue to open new opportunities for our clients to engage with a growing reader base," Jones said. "I couldn’t be more excited to have Jim leading the team."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Florida News redundant. Crime X,Y, Z was committed, some empty suit got elected, prices rose but not wages, the end.