Gary A
Gary A

Owner
Consultant

Business Category:
Entertainment/Music

Company Website:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyarmstrong1965/

Work Phone:
(917) 304-2731

Professional Bio

Previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Wenner Media (Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, usmagazine.com, rollingstone.com, Men's Journal) he was employed there from 1999-2009. While at Wenner, he led a cross-functional team engaged in corporate communications, digital services, advertising sales, research, creative services, retail promotions, event marketing, and global licensing.

Highlights include: conversion of Us Weekly from a monthly magazine; developing and launching usmagazine.com (business and marketing strategy), serving as Executive Producer of "I'm From Rolling Stone" (a weekly reality show on MTV); and providing marketing strategy for rollingstone.com and 15 International editions of Rolling Stone.

Prior to Wenner Media, Mr Armstrong worked at Conde Nast Publications from 1988-1999, as a marketing and creative executive with brands such as Vanity Fair, Glamour, Details and Mademoiselle.

Mixing his branding expertise with his love of culture and media, he has consulted for jazz festivals, musicians and management firms. As the communications consultant for the 25th Anniversary of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the Kennedy Center, he directed messaging garnering 421,821,280 total media impressions.

Gary has hosted panel discussions on Social Media & Marketing at conferences for McGill/Desautels Entertainment Management Conference, JazzConnect at APAP, and the Jazz Education Network--a national organization dedicated to building the jazz arts community.

Specialties Brand Management | Multi-Platform Marketing | Cross-Functional Team Leadership
Corporate Communications | Creative Development | Print & Digital Media

• Adept in building, planning and structuring new business and expanding branded content into cross-media platforms by staying abreast of current market trends.

• Excels at interacting and presenting to broad populations, including C-level executives, clients and key stakeholders

He's on Twitter @vanityman and can be found at instagram.com/garyoutwest

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Member Since:
2021-05-07
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