December 11, 2007 - David Adler, C.E.O. and founder
of BizBash Media, announced today
that he has promoted Robert Fitzgerald to the position
of senior vice president of sales and marketing for
Fitzgerald joined BizBash Media in September 2005
as vice president of sales and marketing. Under his
leadership, BizBash Media has tripled its advertising
sales revenue and grown a four-person sales staff
to 17. He has been an integral part of BizBash’s
growth from one single U.S. market to six U.S. markets
and one in Canada.
“Bob has been integral to our explosive growth,” said
Adler. “He has built a strong ‘down the
street’ sales team who have been successful
selling a great editorial product in the form of
magazines, Web sites, and trade shows to one of the
most engaged audiences I’ve ever seen in over
30 years of working in media.”
Prior to joining BizBash, Fitzgerald was national
sales manager for Thomson Media’s trade shows
and conferences. Previously, he founded VPD Speakers
and Entertainment Inc. with Grammy-winner Speech
of hip-hop group Arrested Development. He is a frequent
speaker and panelist on media sales methodology and
innovative marketing techniques.
Fitzgerald holds an M.B.A. in marketing management
from Baruch College. He lives in Manhattan and is
the father of four-year-old Sylvie Rose.
BizBash is the most-visited Web site in the world
for professional event planners, producers, and suppliers,
with an average of 200,000 unique visits monthly
to www.bizbash.com. BizBash now serves six metropolitan
markets in North America, including New York, Los
Angeles, Toronto, Washington, Miami, and Orlando,
and is slated to add Chicago in spring 2008.
The company publishes magazines, hosts Web sites,
and produces trade shows for the event industry.
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