FAYETTEVILLE, NC – November 17, 2014 – Advantage Newspaper Consultants, Inc. (ANC), the newspaper industry leader in advertising sales consulting, is delighted to announce the promotion of long-time employee Marie Smith to Executive Director of Sales.
Marie joined ANC as a Media Analyst in 2000, traveling to newspapers across the United States to secure annual advertising contracts in their weekly TV magazine insert. Her exceptional sales record and customer service skills led to her promotion to Division Sales Manager with ANC in 2006. Prior to joining ANC, Marie enjoyed a 15-year career as an Executive Sales Associate at the Fayetteville Observer focusing primarily on automotive advertising.
“Marie’s dedication and loyalty to our company, our industry and our customers has been a big part of ANC’s success over the past decade. While many businesses in the newspaper industry have suffered great losses, employees like Marie have helped our company thrive and grow. We are excited that she has accepted this new role and all of its additional responsibilities.” said President, Timothy O. Dellinger.
As the Executive Director of Sales, Marie will now oversee the sales department, including sales managers and a team of more than ten sales representatives. Her new position will also include managing the travel coordination for the department. Marie retains many of the duties she performed as Division Sales Manager, such as securing new newspaper accounts, performing market research and working with newspaper management to develop advertising sales programs.
Marie lives in Eastover, North Carolina and when not traveling for ANC, she enjoys vacations with her family and doing volunteer work with several local community organizations.
About Advantage Newspaper Consultants
Founded in 1996, ANC is dedicated to providing newspapers with innovative marketing techniques that enhance readership and profitability by integrating newspaper industry experience, cash incentives and superior training techniques. ANC provides compelling marketing, digital processing and consulting services to over 250 North American publications and generated more than $25 million in newspaper client advertising revenue in 2013. Visit www.newspaperconsultants.com to learn more about how ANC programs can help your newspaper.