Paul Farrell Rejoins Lee Enterprises as VP for Digital Sales
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- September 30, 2013
Advertising executive Paul M. Farrell is returning to Lee Enterprises,
Incorporated (NYSE: LEE) as vice president - digital sales.
He rejoins Lee from Hearst Media Services, where he has been publisher of the
Connecticut Media Group since 2012.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to return to Lee,” he said. “I have
thoroughly enjoyed my time with Hearst, a wonderful company, but long for a
return to the Midwest and the terrific team at Lee.”
Mary Junck, Lee chairman and chief executive officer, said: “We’re delighted
to regain Paul’s creativity, energy and digital expertise. He will help us put
even more firepower behind our multitude of initiatives to drive digital
Farrell, 56, led Lee sales and marketing for five years, beginning in 2007. He
previously was senior vice president of advertising at The Providence Journal
Co. His 32-year career also includes serving as advertising director for
retail and national advertising at the Boston Globe, senior vice president of
advertising for Community Newspapers in Boston and senior vice president of
sales and marketing at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He also previously was
director of sales and marketing at Miami Herald Publishing Company and was
director of product marketing and advertising technologies at Atex, Inc., a
division of Eastman Kodak, in Bedford, MA.
He received a bachelor’s of science in marketing and finance from Providence
College and a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern
University in Boston. He and his wife, Cathy, have two sons and a daughter.
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a
major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a
joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300
specialty publications in 22 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.2
million daily and 1.4 million Sunday, reaching nearly four million readers in
print alone. Lee's websites and mobile and tablet products attracted 21
million unique visitors in June 2013. Lee's markets include St. Louis, MO;
Lincoln, NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; Billings, MT; Bloomington, IL; and
Tucson, AZ. Lee Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit lee.net.
Dan Hayes, 563-383-2163
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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