NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- News America Marketing (NAM), the premier marketer and influencer for online and offline shoppers in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that Rob Augustinos, a seventeen year News America Marketing veteran, has been named as the company's Executive Vice President of Central Division Sales. Previously, he served as a Regional Sales Manager on the Eastern Division Sales team with responsibility over the New England region.
"Rob has been a fixture at News America Marketing for nearly two decades," said Marty Garofalo, CEO, News America Marketing. "Our business in the New England Region has flourished with his keen industry knowledge and adept leadership, and we know that he will bring formidable insight and guidance to our Central Division team."
In his seventeen year tenure with News America Marketing, Rob served as a GSM on the Kraft account in Chicago before bringing his talents to the headquarters office in New York. He has served as a Regional Sales Manager for the past twelve years, nurturing some of News America's top talent, and working closely with many of the company's key accounts, including Church & Dwight, Dannon, Kraft, Mars, Merck, Reckitt-Benckiser, and Unilever, among others. Rob has consistently exceeded expectation, negotiating numerous FSI agreements, while nearly doubling the New England Region's In-Store business over the past five years. Rob will return to Chicago, where his News America Marketing career began, for this new appointment.
"I've had the pleasure of working for News America Marketing for the better part of my career," said Rob. "I feel enormous pride in my work here in the New York office, and am excited to take on the challenge of contributing to the success of a tremendous roster of clients in the Central Division. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of many successes over the course of my time as a Regional Sales Manager, and am thrilled to be able to contribute to the organization in a more meaningful way as a member of the Executive Committee."
The former New England region will be divided between Ryan DeVoe and Adam North, both tenured Regional Sales Managers in the Eastern Division.
Rob will be relocating to the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters. The appointment is effective immediately.
About News America Marketing®
News America Marketing, a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV] is the premier marketing partner of some of the world's most well-known brands. From our iconic Sunday coupon insert, SmartSource Magazine®, to our innovative digital savings platforms, News America Marketing's SmartSource®-branded advertising and promotion programs are an integral part of America's shopping routine. We reach millions of consumers each day through our network of 1,900+ publications1, 61,100+ retail stores2, and 300 online partner sites including our own SmartSource.com3. Since 1988, we have delivered advertising and promotions that are proven to help brands succeed.
1NAM market list effective February 2016
2Based on an aggregate of NAM cycle 1, 2016 Coupon Machine for all classes of trade with the exception of specialty stores that accept only Carts or Shelftalk
3As of January 2016
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