Reuters hires Lee Ann Daly as Chief Marketing Officer
New York, NY – July 31, 2006 – Reuters (LSE: RTR; NASDAQ: RTRSY), the global information company, today announced that Lee Ann Daly will join Reuters as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer effective January 1, 2007. In this capacity, Ms. Daly will report directly to Reuters Chief Operating Officer Devin Wenig and will be responsible for Reuters brand development and marketing efforts globally.
Ms. Daly brings more than twenty years of marketing and advertising experience to Reuters. Most recently she served as executive vice president of marketing at ESPN. Ms. Daly was responsible for the development, direction and implementation of all branding and creative services and marketing for ESPN’s growing television, print, radio, broadband and Internet services.
Devin Wenig, Chief Operating Officer, Reuters said, “We are excited to have one of the most recognized names in marketing head up our marketing organization globally. As Reuters builds on its solid growth and continues to diversify its business, we feel that Lee Ann is the right person to help us realize the power of the Reuters brand – which is one of the world’s top 100 brands* – across all of our businesses.”
* Interbrand study released July 2006
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About Lee Ann Daly
Most recently Ms. Daly served as executive vice president of marketing at ESPN, and she will continue to provide marketing advisory services to ESPN through the remainder of the year. Under Ms. Daly’s watch, the Promotional Marketing Association named ESPN the “Promotional Marketer of the Year” in 2000.
Ms. Daly’s previous accomplishments and accolades include American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Hall of Achievement for executives under 40, WISE Women of the Year (Women in Sports and Events) in 2001 and 2003; PROMAX & BDA Award for Brand Building (2004); Brandweek’s “Marketers of the Next Generation” ; Ad Age’s “Women to Watch” ; Sports Business Journal’s “40 under 40,” “Female Sports Executives of the Year”(2003), “20 Most Influential Advertisers” (2004), “20 Most Influential Women in SportsBusiness” (2005). The Sporting News listed Daly as one of their ”Power 100 in sports“ in 2004 and she was one of Multichannel News’ ”Wonder Women" (2004).
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