ST. CHARLES, Ill., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Agriculture, the nation's most powerful ag information network, announces the addition of veteran web content developer, blogger and journalist Eric Braun to manage its digital content direction.
Braun was most recently with Hearst Newspapers where he set and managed success metrics for website content, social media, editorial planning, and additional tactical digital projects. Additionally, he led the website for eight daily Michigan newspapers where he launched key user engagement programs. His experience also includes being part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
"I'm excited to have someone with Eric's background on our team as we work to build on our industry-leading digital position with enhanced content that will meet our audience needs for the future," said Willie Vogt, executive director, content and user engagement, Penton Agriculture. "His experience and skills bring a new dimension to our content group."
Penton Ag offers more than 30 content sites that serve its local ag and national crop, livestock, ag professionals and event audiences.
"As we move our digital content objectives forward, Eric will be key in shaping this direction," said Don Tourte, Penton Agriculture market leader. "He brings a fresh energetic perspective and an extensive background with experience in consumer markets and local news delivery where he has demonstrated his skills in developing and advancing audience engagement."
Penton Agriculture's award winning content is one of excellence and is trusted and relied upon by the nation's farmers, ranchers, producers and agribusiness. Our network of experienced on-staff editors inform, engage and advance critical agriculture business decisions with insights, networking and ideas. The company's unequalled audience engagement connects and advances the business of agriculture each and every day. It's all part of Penton Agriculture's position as the industry's Agricultural Information Leader™.
About Penton Agriculture Penton Agriculture, PentonAgriculture.com, is the largest most diversified agriculture information business in North America. Through a robust network of live events, digital products, data, marketing services, broadcasting and publications, Penton Agriculture is connected to nearly all of the nation's most economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers. This comprises nearly 80% of the 2.2 million farms and ranches in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product.
About Penton Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.
Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit www.Penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.