Gannett named Andy Jacobson vp of sales for Gannett Digital, the company’s online network of more than 100 digital communities. He joined Gannett from Email Data Source, where he was senior vp of sales.
In his new position, Jacobson’s team will be responsible for growing national sales across Gannett’s online network of Web and mobile sites, including USAToday, the local sites for Gannett’s newspaper and broadcast outlets, and Web sites such as MomsLikeMe.com and HighSchoolSports.net.
“Gannett digital business now makes up over 10 percent of our revenue and is a strategic growth priority for our company,” said Chris Saridakis, senior vp and chief digital officer for Gannett, to whom Jacobson reports.
Jacobson’s experience in online media sales includes sales management positions with MediaWhiz, ContextWeb, DoubleClick and Google.