NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AMG/Parade President & CEO Chuck Allen today announced that Dave Barber has been named Executive Vice President of the company's Newspaper Relations Group. Barber will oversee relationships for the company's 1,400+ newspaper partners across the U.S., as well as rolling out the strategy for AMG/Parade's recently formed PEP (Partner Enhancement Program) division, which provides premium content to brands.
"Dave brings exceptional experience and deep industry relationships to AMG/Parade, helping to foster stronger bonds with our partners as we evolve our business and expand our PEP division," said Allen. "He is a terrific leader who truly understands the AMG brand and its goals. His affability, talent and experience fit perfectly with where AMG/Parade is headed."
Dave brings nearly 30 years of experience working with Parade and USA Weekend. Most recently, Dave served as a consultant for AMG/Parade. Prior to that, he headed up the Newspaper Relations Group at Parade Magazine for nearly a decade. Before joining Parade, Barber spent 17 years at USA Weekend, where he served as SVP Newspaper Relations. Previously, Barber held various sales-related positions at United Press International, Sawyer-Ferguson-Walker, and several newspapers in New Jersey. He currently resides in Sewell, NJ with his family.
AMG/Parade develops and distributes premium content across print, mobile, digital, video and audio platforms. Its brands include Parade, Relish, Spry Living, Athlon Sports & Life and American Profile's Community Table, which reach a combined audience of over 150 million monthly in print via 1,400+ newspaper partners, and a monthly digital audience network of over 100 million uniques. The company's suite of newsstand titles is among the leading sellers in the sports, decorating and gardening, outdoors and pop culture categories. Based in Nashville, Tenn., and New York, the company also creates custom content for newspapers, major brand clients and retailers.
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