Steve Petran has been named West Coast sales director for the Newspaper National Network LP (NNN), a private partnership owned by 25 of the largest U.S. newspaper companies and administered by the Newspaper Association of America. Petran starts on December 5, reporting directly to Ray Chelstowski, CEO of NNN. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., he will lead NNN’s Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hispanic sales teams.
Petran is distinguished by his track record delivering industry firsts to national advertisers on behalf of ESPN, The Tennis Co., News Corp., Time Inc. and Meredith Corp. He is an innovator who has positioned and sold integrated print and digital programs to national advertisers for more than a decade in both established and start-up environments.
“NNN is a solutions based sales and marketing company and Steve is uniquely equipped to market our portfolio of best in class assets, including digital partnerships to meet advertiser needs. His hands-on experience developing breakthrough advertising solutions for Mazda, P&G, Rubbermaid, Nissan, K-Swiss, Nike and Panasonic will make him an instant asset to our clients,” Chelstowski said.
“I am excited to work for the NNN as it is at the forefront of the media industry transformation to a digital future. I look forward to bringing new, scalable solutions living on our traditional and digital platforms to national advertisers,” said Petran.