Jeffrey Brown Hired As Associate Publisher of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine
(Press Release) Bonita Springs, Fla., March 7, 2012—Source Interlink Media, LLC. (SIM), one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences, announced today the hire of Jeffrey Brown. Brown will fill the roles of Associate Publisher of SIM’s Motor Trend and AUTOMOBILE brands, in addition to serving as Vice President of Integrated Sales for SIM’s Consumer Automotive Group. Brown will assume both roles immediately.
Brown will be responsible for driving integrated solutions and managing the sales team for Source Interlink’s Consumer Automotive Group. He will report directly to Eric Schwab, Senior Vice President / Group Publisher of the Motor Trend Automotive Group.
“Jeff brings a wealth of diverse media experience and ideas which will add tremendous value to our team,” said Schwab. “His cross platform sales strategies and solutions based marketing skills perfectly aligns with what SIM strives to provide our clients. We look forward to his new ideas and fresh perspective, and most importantly, we are excited to welcome him to the team.”
Based out of Detroit, but working with teams across the country, Brown will also serve as a critical brand steward, making him responsible for bringing additional ideas to clients from one of the largest reaching automotive media organizations in the country.
Prior to joining Source Interlink, Brown most recently served as a Regional Sales Director with Forbes Media. Brown has 14 years of experience selling digital, print, events, branded entertainment and integrated marketing solutions and has worked for Fortune 500 media companies including Forbes, Yahoo! and The Hearst Corporation in addition to launching several internet start-ups.
About Motor Trend Automotive Group
The Motor Trend Automotive Group (MTAG) is comprised of flagship automotive brands including Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine, Motor Trend Classic, IntelliChoice, Truck Trend and Automotive.com. Delivering a significant reach across both automotive enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, the Motor Trend Automotive Group produces news, features, road tests, data, cost of ownership, analysis, photography and video, and is responsible for some of the industry’s most coveted awards, including the Car of the Year, Automobile of the Year, Best Overall Value, Truck of the Year and more. In addition to print products with a combined audience in excess of 10 million readers a month, the Motor Trend Automotive Group’s websites attract more than 11 million unique visitors and generate more than 46 million page views a month.