Journal Register Company Names Erich Linker Vice President of National Sales
January 18, 2011
Yardley, PA – Journal Register Company, a leading multi media company in local news and information, announced today the appointment of Erich Linker as its Vice President of National Sales.
Mr. Linker, who has more than 30 years experience in media sales, will lead Journal Register’s national sales organization and will oversee national advertising sales for all platforms.
“Our Company’s rapidly growing audience provides a compelling opportunity for national advertisers to fully reach the customers they value, and do so on the platform of their choosing,” said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company. “Erich has a proven record of building national sales networks and he brings that knowledge to our Company and will expand our share of the market.”
Mr. Linker most recently served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives for impreMedia, LLC, the nation’s leading Hispanic news and information company. He joined impreMedia in 2004 and previously served as that company’s Senior Vice President of National Advertising. Mr. Linker worked as Senior Vice President, Sales Director for Newspapers First and also served in key positions for the New York Times including Senior Vice President Sales Director for Newspaper products/NYT Magazine, Senior Vice President Group Sales Director for the New York Times Magazine Group and Vice President Marketing NYT Information Services Group. He was Executive Vice President of Business Development for ORB, Inc. an internet advertising agency. In addition, Mr. Linker was Executive Vice President and co-founder for Press Point, an international distributed newspaper company.
“Erich’s extensive digital and print publishing background makes him a valuable additional to Journal Register Company,” said Daniel Sarko, Senior Vice President of Integrated Sales. “Erich’s leadership will continue the growth of the Journal Register Newspaper Network and provide new opportunities for national advertisers and agencies.”
Mr. Linker earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lebanon Valley College and an MBA from Hofstra University. He resides in Long Island, N.Y. with his wife Pam.
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information serving 992 communities in 10 states. The Company’s 324 multi-platform products reach an audience of 15.8 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
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