Ziff Davis Enterprise Editorial Bolsters Leadership Team to Meet Growing Market Demands

Eric Lundquist and Elliot Markowitz Promoted to Lead Ziff Davis Enterprise's Growing Brands

Mar 10, 2011, 10:40 ET from Ziff Davis Enterprise

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziff Davis Enterprise, a leader in innovative enterprise IT media and engagement solutions, announced the promotion of two industry veterans, Eric Lundquist and Elliot Markowitz, to lead the company's editorial operations.

Eric Lundquist, an industry icon who for many years served as editor and editorial director of eWEEK, eWEEK.com, and PC Week before that, is being promoted to Senior Vice President, Editorial.  Eric will leverage his industry knowledge to set editorial strategy across all Ziff Davis Enterprise brands.  He will help guide and develop all Ziff Davis Enterprise editorial products to make sure they remain the leading sources of information in the IT industry.

Ziff Davis Enterprise is also promoting Elliot Markowitz to Senior Vice President, Director of Content, overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of Ziff Davis Enterprise's editorial brands, its Strategic Content Group and Digital Events.  Elliot is a 20-year-plus editorial veteran with deep industry knowledge, contacts and experience in running a large-scale editorial operation.  His past positions include Editorial Director, Nielsen Business Media; Editorial Director, Ziff Davis Digital Events; and Editor, CRN, among others.

Both will report to Ziff Davis Enterprise CEO Steve Weitzner.

"IT professionals are seeking more information using more platforms than ever before and IT marketers are recognizing that quality content is at the core of a successful digital marketing strategy.  As a result, the pace, size and variety of the editorial workload today is like nothing ever seen before in publishing," said Steve Weitzner, CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise.  "The team of Eric and Elliott is uniquely qualified to lead our talented group of editors and contributors as they tackle the rapidly changing demands on our content engine."

Ziff Davis Enterprise serves up a particularly broad range of content on IT subjects from real-time news reports in its eNewsletters and branded sites to in-depth, hands-on technical reviews of products and systems to strategic analysis of IT trends and educational technical papers and seminars for IT professionals.  "Quality content and the best database in the business continue to drive ZDE's success in media and marketing services and we continue to invest in these areas," Weitzner added.

eWEEK.com Editor-in-Chief Scott Ferguson; Jason Brooks, Editor of eWEEK/Director of eWEEK Labs; CIO Insight Editor-in-Chief Susan Nunziata; Baseline Magazine Editor/Content Services Managing Editor Eileen Feretic; Baselinemag.com Editor Ed Cone; and Channel Insider Editor Jessica Davis will report to Elliot for all day-to-day matters. They will report to Eric on strategy, design and editorial direction.

About Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.:

Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology's trusted information resource.  Millions of technology buyers rely on our brands – including eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, Channel Insider, WebBuyersGuide.com, TechDirect, and the Developer Shed network – for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.  Over 300 technology companies, from industry giants to emerging start-ups, rely on our contextual content, marketing, and audience development expertise to compress sales cycles and lower their go-to-market costs.  Ziff Davis Enterprise has proven marketing solutions for branding, engagement, and events.  Products include print and online advertising, multi-media sponsorships, content syndication and lead generation, eSeminars, Digital Universities, face-to-face events, and custom media and marketing services.  Ziff Davis Enterprise has a global database of 5.5 million users representing an unparalleled community of business and technology professionals, developers, and the channel. www.ziffdavisenterprise.com.

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