Bridget Williams has been named senior vice president, strategy and operations for Hearst Newspapers Digital Media. The announcement was made by Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam and Hearst Newspapers Digital Media President Robertson Barrett, to whom Williams will report.
In the new role, Williams will focus on growing direct and programmatic sales efforts and new revenue streams across Hearst Newspapers' stable of properties. In the past year, Hearst Newspapers has made several strategic acquisitions of local community newspapers, bringing quality digital reporting to new markets.MORE
Alisha Owens has been named vice president and chief revenue officer of NOLA Media Group, which publishes The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com.MORE
HD Media has acquired four West Virginia newspapers from North Carolina-based Civitas Media. The newspapers and their related websites include the Logan Banner, Williamson Daily News, Coal Valley News and The Pineville Independent Herald.MORE
Sue Violi has been promoted to the role of community relations director for the Omaha World-Herald.MORE
Idea Village founder and CEO Tim Williamson, a nationally respected business leader whose determination to expand economic and leadership opportunities for New Orleanians sparked an entrepreneurial renaissance in his hometown, has been named president of NOLA Media Group.
Williamson replaces Ricky Mathews, who previously announced his intention to transition out of his role as NOLA Media Group president and help lead new initiatives with Advance Local, a group of affiliated websites and newspapers of which NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune are members.MORE
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In addition to highlighting some case studies at the Key Executives Mega-Conference, highlights will be shared on the Solutions Stage from a recent study conducted by Dev/Con Detect, on the top 2,000 ranked Alexa news sites, benchmarking what percent of those sites had vulnerabilities to ad fraud, what types of fraud and tips.
Casey Hester, vice president, customer success with Dev/Con Detect, says: "Most cybersecurity companies working in media and advertising are focused on blocking bots and malware that only treat the symptoms. Our technology and indexing identifies the exact hijacked ad slots, ad-injections, and networks allowing 'spammy,' low-quality ads."
The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.