Ray Chelstowski has been named chief executive officer of the Newspaper National Network LP, a private partnership owned by 25 of the largest U.S. newspaper companies and administered by the Newspaper Association of America.
Chelstowski, former senior vice president/national sales and marketing of Digital First Media, is a board director at large of the American Advertising Federation. At Digital First Media, he was responsible for more than $100 million in national advertising revenue against a portfolio of 800-plus print and digital platforms. He also has served as U.S. publisher of The Newsweek/Daily Beast Co. and publisher of both Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone.
“In his new role, Ray will be responsible for the overall strategy, management, operation, sales and marketing of the Newspaper National Network,” said Caroline H. Little, NAA president and CEO and general partner of NNN. “Ray has extensive experience in advertising and sales with both newspaper media and magazines, most recently developing a national strategy to integrate print and digital platforms for Digital First Media. He has successfully managed sales groups in producing substantial revenue growth. I look forward to working with Ray and the NNN partners to expand the reach and service of NNN to both clients and newspapers.”
The Newspaper National Network encompasses 9,000 print newspapers, local online, mobile, tablets, free-standing inserts, Hispanic/other niche publications, and weekly and suburban newspapers. As a one-stop point of contact for national advertisers, NNN creates and delivers innovative, scalable advertiser solutions.
Categories of advertising served by NNN include but are not limited to packaged goods, consumer services, general merchandise, pharmaceutical, factory automotive, and business products. Based in New York City, NNN also maintains offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
NNN represents the most powerful news brands in the world and allows marketers to build programs across platforms and markets that are creative, dynamic and results-oriented,” Chelstowski said. “I’m excited to come on board at such an important moment and help lead the organization to great heights.”