LA Times Names Brad Agens SVP Digital Sales

The Los Angeles Times Media Group named Brad Agens as senior vice president, digital sales, the newspaper announced on Tuesday.

“A pivotal factor in the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s evolution is our ability to better capitalize on digital revenue and opportunities,” said Michael J.Tannourji, executive vice president of advertising in a statement.  “I’m very excited to have an online media maverick like Brad Agens lead the charge, with his strong understanding of industry trends and creative approach to identifying and implementing client solutions.”

Agnes arrives at the LATMG from Gorilla Nation Media, where he was senior vice president of national sales. He was one of the first employees at Gorilla Nation in 2002 and oversaw domestic sales for their companies.

“The term ‘premium brand’ is often overused, but is a perfect descriptor for the Los Angeles Times and I am very excited to run the company’s digital sales efforts,” said Agens in a statement. “The Times’ audience is forward leaning. They consume news on the go and embrace new technologies, which presents all sorts of interesting opportunities to create multiple screen-advertising solutions and to monetize mobile and social in new ways.”