Press Release: Barry Fleming Named Vice President, Digital Director Of MPA
New York, NY (MAY 31, 2016) – Barry Fleming has been named Vice President, Digital Director of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, it was announced today by Linda Thomas Brooks, MPA president and CEO. Fleming’s appointment is effective immediately.
Fleming has an extensive technology background and is skilled in business development, strategic planning, research and analytics. He joins MPA from Geometry Global (WPP) where he was Director, Performance Analytics and worked with clients such as Novartis, Campbell’s Soup Company, Liberty Mutual and Target. Prior to that, he was Consulting Director, Acceleration (WPP) where clients included Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Time Warner Cable. In addition to vast agency work, earlier in his career he was a web research analyst for Nielsen. Fleming was a U.S. Army Mainframe Computer Systems Technician and holds a certificate in Web Design & Development from Boston University.
In his new role with MPA, Fleming’s responsibilities will be both inward and outward facing as he is in charge of the organization’s website, database and marketing systems, as well as the liaison for the MPA Digital Committee and education and event development, including all MPA digital seminars and conferences. Fleming reports to Nancy Telliho, senior vice president, marketing and digital initiatives.
“We are excited to have someone with Barry’s vast experience as part of the MPA team. His leading-edge approach combined with his strategic background gives us a unique skill set to supplement our evolving work on behalf of the industry,” said Thomas Brooks. “He will accelerate our efforts to bring our own internal systems forward, while shaping the education and event programming that will best serve our members and the magazine media industry at large.”
“I'm thrilled to be joining MPA in a key role during this exciting digital revolution for magazine media,” said Fleming. “I look forward to applying my skill set and experience to an industry that I have long admired.”
MPA—The Association of Magazine Media is the primary advocate and voice for the magazine media industry, driving thought leadership and game-changing strategies to promote the industry’s vitality and increase its revenues and market share. Established in 1919, MPA represents 200 domestic, associate and international members. MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.magazine.org.