ATLANTA – Feb. 3, 2011 – Cox Media Group (CMG) is combining its CMGdigital unit and its Corporate Business Strategy group to form a unified Digital and Strategy team. CMG Vice President, Digital Gregg Lindahl will lead this new team and has been promoted to CMG Senior Vice President of Digital and Strategy.
In this new role, Lindahl will work closely with CMG’s Group Vice Presidents, General Managers and Publishers to provide strategic initiative leadership, coordination and solutions for CMG’s existing portfolio. He will also continue to work on developing digital media businesses that leverage CMG core brands and new, transformative ones to keep pace with a rapidly evolving media landscape. Lindahl will report to CMG Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Neil Johnston.
“Gregg and his team have done a tremendous job uniting CMG’s digital operations with a vision for capturing all our opportunities,” said Johnston. “The challenge now is to leverage that platform for new streams of digital revenue, including possible acquisitions, and to create products and brands that transform our media businesses for the future.”
CMG President Sandy Schwartz added, “Gregg’s understanding of traditional media issues, combined with his pioneering digital work, uniquely position him to be a tremendous resource for our leaders and operators as we look to evolve and to continue excellence in service to our communities and advertisers.”
“I am honored to serve CMG at a unique time in its history, merging digital and strategy for leverage across markets and in service of all our various properties,” said Lindahl. “Doing so will let us compete, thrive and win as a new kind of media company.”
Before becoming CMG VP, Digital, Gregg Lindahl served as Cox Radio’s Vice President for Interactive and New Technologies, and served as President and COO of two Cox Enterprises division ventures in the interactive and the consumer market research space. He led Cox Radio to become the first radio company to stream all of its stations and display meta-data from the broadcast on its web sites, mobile sites and radio displays. Recently, he authored and executed the business plan to bring seven disparate digital initiatives together to produce a revolutionary media content management and distribution system, which is making its debut in 2011.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenues, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.