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Gannett’s director of Market
intelligence Headed to Borrell
director of market
Gannett Co. Inc.,
has accepted a
position as direc-
tor of research at
Inc. Elliot will be
in charge of all of
sions that handle direct consumer and
advertiser research as well as the popular
Compass (Adspending.com) product
used by some of the largest media com-
panies in the U.S., Canada and the U.K .
“Having watched Corey’s analysis
skills grow over the years, I am elated to
work with him at Borrell,” said Kip Cassi-
no, executive vice president of research.
“He will take the research and analysis
base we’ve built over the past decade to a
Elliot comes to Borrell with more than
15 years of experience in strategy and re-
search. As director of market intelligence
at Gannett, he worked across the compa-
ny’s media properties to grow advertising
revenue by providing research and data
Group has cho-
sen Larry Riley
to be the next
publisher of the
Spartanburg, S.C .
He has replaced
Kevin Drake who
became publisher of Lakeland, Fla.-
based Ledger Media Group. The Halifax
Media Group owns both papers.
Riley previously served as circulation
director for the Herald-Tribune Media
Group in Sarasota, Fla. Drake began his
career in Spartanburg in 1997, serving as
publisher of the Times-News in Hender-
sonville, N.C ., and regional sales director
of Halifax’s Western Carolinas Cluster
before assuming his role as publisher of
the Herald-Journal in 2012.
has been named
the new publisher
of the Mountain
Home News. She
Swenson, who had
served as publisher
Fincher has worked for the Rust
Communications Group, the owner of
the Mountain Home News, for more
than 22 years.
Randy List, vice president for Rust
Communications, said "I've known
Brenda for several years and I'm excited
about her leading our team going
forward. Brenda is focused on improv-
ing our products and giving readers the
news that is important to them."
aCM Sells Three Newspaper
Adams Publishing Group LLC (APG)
purchased three newspaper divisions
from American Consolidated Media
(ACM). The newspaper divisions
include the Superior Publishing Group,
Ohio Publishing Group, and Chesa-
peake Publishing Group. The purchase
includes a total of 34 print publications,
special print products, digital media as-
sets and commercial printing facilities.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray repre-
sented ACM in the sale.
"We are thrilled to be joining Adams
Publishing Group and to be moving
back to a family owned company. I
applaud our new owner's vision to see
the value of our region's strong local
content, outstanding employees, and
long history as the primary news source
for the communities we serve,” said
David Fike, President and Publisher of
the Chesapeake group.
Shaw Media and daily Herald
Launch Chicago Football
Shaw Media and Daily Herald Media
Group have launched Chicago Foot-
ball, a print and digital sports media
franchise covering high school, col-
lege and professional football. Veteran
football analyst and Chicago-area sports
personality Hub Arkush will spearhead
The first edition of Chicago Football
magazine hits newsstands in early April,
and will focus on the Chicago Bears'
preparation for the 2014 NFL Draft. The
first edition will include exclusive inter-
views with head coach Marc Trestman
and general manager Phil Emery. It will
also break down the professional pros-
pects of Chicago-area players including
Jimmy Garoppolo (Rolling Meadows),
Jordan Lynch (Chicago), C.J. Fiedorowicz
(Johnsburg) and others.
In print, Chicago Football will be a
glossy magazine published weekly during
the football season, and monthly in the
offseason. The publishers also plan to
produce several annual football guides to
be distributed nationally.
Shaw Media President John Rung
said that Chicago Football is part of his
company's ongoing expansion into niche
publishing. “We are aggressively expand-
ing our audience. We could think of no
better niche to serve than football, and
no better analyst to lead our efforts than
Hub Arkush,” said Rung.
LMA member Dream Local Digital was selected by the Penobscot Bay
Regional Chamber of Commerce as its 'Small Business of the Year'. The team, led by
founder Shannon Kinney, front center, celebrated at the annual awards gala recently.
CAL DVM Inc.
a subsidiary of Dirks, Van Essen & Murray
NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP
We are pleased to have represented Freedom Communications
in this transaction.
Santa Fe, NM t: 505.820.2700 www.dirksvanessen.com
18,000 daily circulation
2,000 daily circulation
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