By: Press Release | Morris Communications
Morris Publishing Group, LLC has announced it has named Richard Brashear as general manager of Main Street Digital, Morris’ digital marketing services start-up company.
As general manager, Brashear will lead growth strategy for Main Street Digital and oversee the sales, operations, product development implementation and the management of the national fulfillment and retention teams.
Brashear is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the digital media, technology and telecom arenas. As founding director of Lee Enterprises’ LeeLocal digital pure play team, Brashear was responsible for the launch and growth of the digital start-up. Prior to Lee, Brashear held various leadership roles in the technology and sales operations disciplines, including general manager at Comporium Communications, director of TeleSales at Time Warner Cable, vice president of mass markets for Venture Group, and national planning manager for NationsBank.
“Morris has taken a unique sales approach and offers local businesses appealing and cost-effective digital marketing solutions designed to help them grow,” said Brashear. “I’m excited about joining the team and expanding the Main Street start-up vision. It’s a tremendous opportunity.”
Main Street Digital serves local businesses in Morris markets by offering a full suite of digital marketing solutions, ranging from search engine optimization and marketing, website origination for both web and mobile applications, email and text marketing, and social media management. The company also offers highly advanced targeted and retargeted display advertising.
“Richard brings both start-up experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the digital marketing space,” said Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group. “Under his leadership, we expect Main Street Digital to evolve and grow by providing world-class digital marketing solutions and excellent customer service.”