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Happenings Media Welcomes Rick Blair as Advisor
Former CEO of Examiner.com, Rick Blair, Brings His Industry Expertise to Happenings Media as an Official Advisor.
"We're thrilled to have someone of Rick's caliber join us at Happenings Media and to share in our vision," explained Happenings Media co-founder Tina Paparone. "Having grown organically from one to fourteen locations last year, Happenings Media is entering into it's next phase of development in 2012, as a unique force in hyperlocal media, and we're excited to have Rick's expertise help lead the way."
Prior to taking on his new role as an adviser to Happenings Media, Rick served as CEO of Examiner.com as well as CEO of Clarity Digital Group, which oversees both Examiner.com and NowPublic, the largest participatory news network in the world. His experience also includes working as a consultant for The Anschutz Corporation, where he specialized in the aggregation of digital content and advertising, as well as acting as Vice President for America Online's former local initiative, Digital City.
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Founded in January 2011, Happenings Media is a growing network of digital lifestyle magazines, currently in 14 regions from Massachusetts to Florida, that provide entertaining, informative, & interactive hyperlocal content. Run by locals, Happenings Media magazines share insights about dining, culture, shopping, entertainment, people and events in the communities that the serve. Using these platforms, Happenings Media provides local, regional, & national advertisers the ability to engage readers with creative, integrated digital marketing campaigns.