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New Group Publisher at 1105 GIG

The protocol for announcing a new top executive is that you send out a press release on the day the person starts. The new social media options have undercut that etiquette. Now people announce on Facebook what their new job will be. The reporter in me loves that. Everyone  trying to manage a message hates it. So I’m trying a middle ground—the blog. Formal press release will follow.

I’m really pleased to announce the addition of a key partner at 1105 GIG. Jennifer Weiss, currently Vice President and Group Publisher at SourceMedia’s  Investment Advisor Group, will join our team as VP and Group Publisher of the print and online properties in August.

Jennifer has spent more than 20 years in the business to business and consumer advertising space. She has worked on technology publications such as Digital News and Review and was a district manager and later national sales director for Government Computer News State and Local  in the mid to late 1990s.

Since 2002, she has managed business publications such as Insurance Networking News and most recently was group publisher for three publications in the financial advisory market -- Financial Planning, On Wall Street and Bank Investment Consultant.

In addition to the core GIG properties, Jennifer will also have responsibility for the print and online sales of our regulatory and environmental products, including Security Products, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Protection and Water and Wastewater News.

She understands that the government market is a community. She understands this market. She will be based in the DC area.

I’m looking forward to introducing her to you all.

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Posted by Anne Armstrong on Jul 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM


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