Senior Executive with Over 20 Years of Entrepreneurial Product Experience
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Chris Cho will join the company on July 10 as President of Digital Marketing Solutions (DMS) to accelerate the growth and expansion of LocaliQ. LocaliQ is a digital marketing growth platform that helps businesses find, convert and keep customers with a suite of proprietary software that enables marketing automation, campaign management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and insight tools in addition to expert-led services to help businesses grow and thrive.
Cho brings over two decades of experience to this role, most recently as the Chief Product Officer at Axiom, a recruiting technology platform for legal talent resources, where he oversaw product, platform technology and go-to-market strategy. In his capacity, Cho was instrumental in launching new features and expanding the product portfolio.
“Chris Cho is a proven leader in the product field, and we are excited to welcome him to Gannett to drive the growth of our DMS business,” said Michael Reed, Gannett Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As President, he will focus on expanding our DMS offerings as a differentiated marketing platform that serves clients across the country who rely on our innovation for their business’ success.”
Cho also previously served as the Global Chief Product Officer at Monster, where he led the restructuring efforts while launching a self-serve operation alongside a new jobseeker experience. He was Senior Vice President of Product at Radancy (TMP Worldwide) where he was responsible for the overall delivery of software products, including the TalentBrew recruitment marketing platform and was Senior Vice President of Product at Jibe and Head of Product Strategy at Talemetry. As an entrepreneur, Cho’s start-up, HR Integrations (HRNX), was acquired by Talemetry and remains the industry’s top provider of turn-key integrations between HR service providers and ATS/HR systems.
“I am energized to be joining Gannett to help further develop their impressive Digital Marketing Solutions business,” said Chris Cho. “Throughout my career, I have worked tirelessly to build and scale tech-enabled businesses and I am so excited to work with the unbelievably talented LocaliQ team to provide customers with innovative marketing solutions.”
Cho has served on the Board of Directors for the HR-XML / HR Open Standards Consortium and Court Appointed Special Advocates NYC. He is currently a Board member of Joynd and Joveo. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 43 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 150 local news media brands. Gannett also owns digital marketing services companies branded LocaliQ, and runs one of the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.
LocaliQ is an all-in-one marketing platform used by local businesses across the country to attract, convert and retain customers. A subsidiary of Gannett, LocaliQ has the local trust to evolve the way business owners reach the audiences that matter most. LocaliQ’s proprietary technology leverages data and insights to optimize cross-channel marketing and deliver relevant messages to consumers with a robust suite that incorporates marketing automation, channel campaign management, CRM, and insight tools. In this digital world, we’re on a mission to keep businesses thriving to empower the communities we serve. For more information, visit www.localiq.com.
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