ATLANTA – July 26, 2012 – Cox Media Group (CMG) has named media industry veteran Rich Reis as its new VP and GM for Digital Operations, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Reis will be responsible for the key focus areas of Digital Sales, Shared Content, Ad Services and Creative.
“Rich’s decades of operational and media strategy expertise will lend themselves exceptionally well to this critical new role,” said CMG Executive VP Strategy and Digital Innovation Neil Johnston. “Rich has a great reputation as a creative thought leader who fosters innovation and talent. Given the ongoing importance of our digital strategy, Rich was a natural choice.”
“After years of working with some of the best media professionals in the business, I’m excited to have the opportunity to help shape CMG’s digital future,” said Reis. “CMG has routinely been at the forefront of innovation, and we are tackling the challenge of the changing digital landscape in an aggressive way. Working with our brands to build digital revenue and foster the future of our business is a challenge that I am pleased to undertake.”
Prior to this position, Reis was Group Vice President of CMG’s Florida radio and television properties, and he has held senior leadership roles with the company since 1997 when he transferred to Cox as part of the New City Radio acquisition. Prior to his tenure with Cox, he was one of the key operators of New City for 11 years, and grew his radio career through the sales and management ranks in major markets such as Orlando, Worcester-Boston and Syracuse.
Reis is a 1976 graduate of Ithaca College where he earned a B.S. in Radio-Television. Reis will continue to be based out of Orlando, Fla. as he leads the national efforts in his new role.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.