‘WSJ’ Head of Advertising/Marketing Steps Down

By: E&P Staff

Judy Barry, head of The Wall Street Journal’s print advertising sales and marketing, is leaving the paper in early March.

In an internal memo from L. Gordon Crovitz, publisher of the Journal, he wrote that when Barry moved into the role in 2005 from her position as head of the advertising department, she said that she did not want to stay in the position long-term.

?While we managed to persuade Judy to remain in this role longer than she intended, Judy decided the time had come for her to step down,? Crovitz wrote.

The Journal is currently looking to fill the position.

?As those of you who know who have been with Judy from Shanghai to Sundance, Southampton to South Beach, Judy tirelessly led these efforts while being on the road for the Journal virtually non-stop over the past couple of years. Throughout, Judy inspired us all with her commitment to the highest standards for the Journal,? he wrote.

Crovitz mentioned that under Barry’s tenure, the print Journal was the top advertising revenue gainer among U.S. newspapers and magazines in 2006.

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