GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Providence Journal Announces New Advertising Leadership


Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 6.

The Providence Journal­­­, Rhode Island’s leading news organization, has appointed two new sales executives to lead the organization’s advertising sales division and to help local businesses navigate the increasingly complex media landscape.

Michelle Marquis of Warwick, joins The Journal as Vice President of Sales and Strategy, where she has oversight of The Providence Journal’s team of multi-media sales representatives and overall sales responsibility for print, digital and event sales. Prior to joining The Journal, Marquis held sales and marketing leadership positions with The Norwich Bulletin and The Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Peter Schofield of Newton MA, comes to the The Journal as Vice President of Digital Sales and Strategy for GateHouse Media New England. In this expanded role, Schofield oversees the growth of The Journal’s innovative digital marketing platforms including targeted display, social media marketing, native content and video production. Prior to joining GateHouse Media New England, Schofield held the role of Senior Director U.S. Channel Sales for GateHouse’s digital marketing agency ThriveHive.

“In today’s ever-changing media landscape, businesses need a trusted partner to help them achieve their goals and both Michelle and Peter bring years of experience and expertise to their respective disciplines. I can’t wait to see the impact they have on our business,” said Peter Meyer, President and Publisher of The Providence Journal.

Marquis and Schofield join the Journal’s existing advertising leadership team of Lynn Abrams and Dan Graziano.

The Providence Journal is Southern New England’s leading news organization that publishes high-quality, local content and offers innovative multimedia marketing solutions. Its local journalism appears in Rhode Island’s largest newspaper The Providence Journal—winner of four Pulitzer Prizes— and on ProvidenceJournal.com. Over 400,000 local adults consume Providence Journal news and information in print, online and across mobile devices. The Providence Journal newspaper and ProvidenceJournal.com are part of GateHouse Media, publisher of over 600 community papers, including 150 daily newspapers, along with over 535 affiliated websites.

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