Pompe Named VP Advertising for Statesman Media

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AUSTIN – May 29, 2014 – Scott Pompe is the new Vice President Advertising for Cox Media Group’s (CMG) Statesman Media Company, Austin’s leading media business with a portfolio of products and services that includes the Austin American-Statesman, Austin360, and numerous print and digital products, applications and events.

In this role, Pompe will lead all advertising revenue efforts and go-to-market sales strategies for Statesman Media.  He joins the company on June 30.

“Scott’s blend of leadership skills, strategic thinking and his ability to drive culture change and execute on key initiatives makes him the right person for this role,” said Susie Ellwood, Publisher.  “His track record proves that he understands the importance of customer relationships, solutions based selling and building high performing sales teams.”

Prior to joining Statesman Media, in a career that has spanned more than 23 years, Pompe has held senior level positions with various companies in the media industry including the Desert Sun Media Group (Palm Springs, CA), The Los Angeles Times Media Group, Journal Communications/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ADVO and Sundance Broadcasting.  He also has worked with various startup companies in the technology, software, and mobile media space.

“I’m excited to be joining the Statesman Media team.  I see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – a strong, respected brand, a vibrant, compelling market and a great media company. I’m looking forward to working alongside our clients, our partners and the sales team to develop strategies and solutions that drive results,” said Pompe.

About Statesman Media:
Statesman Media is the premier media company in Central Texas. Its brand portfolio spans print and digital, reaching readers on the smartphone, tablet or laptop platform they prefer. The portfolio includes the Austin American-Statesman; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; ¡ahora sí!, the Spanish-language newspaper; corresponding websites, statesman.com, MyStatesman.com and austin360.com; the digital edition, Today’s Paper; dynamic apps like the Austin360 app; and social media feeds, @statesman and @austin360. The print products reach more than 638,000 readers each week, while digital platforms draw 4.8 million visitors accessing more than 25 million pages each month. The diverse media company also offers commercial printing, packaging and delivery services. Statesman Media owns and operates the Statesman Capitol 10,000, the largest and oldest 10K race in Texas, and Austin360 Rock the Lot, a two-day concert event on company grounds during SXSW. Statesman Media is part of Cox Media Group. For more information, contact Shannon Cockrell, Director of Consumer Marketing, at (512) 445-3525. Advertisers may visit StatesmanSolutions.com for a host of advertising products and solutions.

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 CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.