Cue Digital Media expands content and sales team, appoints Jake Labow as VP of Content
Also: Susan Courtney joins as Director, News and Business, National Sales, and Alison Demelis becomes Director, Women’s Group, National Sales
TORONTO, Ontario – May 12, 2016 – Cue Digital Media announced today it has expanded its content and sales team with three senior appointments. Jake Labow is named Vice President of Content, Susan Courtney joins Cue as Director, News and Business, National Sales and Alison Demelis becomes Director, Women’s Group, National Sales.
“With the recent addition of some major new partnerships, we needed to expand our team with dynamic content creators and proven sales leaders who could fully engage advertisers across our platforms,” says David U.K., CEO and Founder. “We have also created dedicated verticals – Sports & Entertainment, News & Business and a new Women’s Group – to give the industry easy access to our in-house sales experts.”
Jake Labow – Cue Digital Media, Vice President of Content
In his new role, Labow will oversee Cue’s original content strategy to make sure partners are fully leveraging new opportunities across the company’s premium platforms.
Widely regarded as an innovative content creator, Labow brings 10+ years working in a variety of senior production roles for major media companies across North America including Bell Media and Brillstein Entertainment Partners LLC in Beverly Hills.
Susan Courtney – Director, News and Business, National Sales
Courtney joins Cue as the new head of sales for the company’s expanded News and Business vertical. She will manage day-to-day relationships with advertising agencies and clients to ensure extensive access to Cue’s premium news and business platforms that include Business Insider, CNN, Vox and MailOnline. Overall, Cue now attracts 12 million unduplicated unique viewers a month in the News category. The company also ranks as the #2 media company in the comScore Business and Finance category, with a reach of more than 4.1 million unique visitors per month in Canada.
With almost 20 years of media sales experience, Courtney brings Cue’s clients a wealth of industry knowledge. Prior to joining the Cue, Courtney held a variety of senior roles for several prominent media and advertising companies including Quebecor, Starcom Mediavest Group, TorStar and Cossette.
Alison Demelis – Director, Women’s Group, National Sales
Demelis joins Cue as the head of national sales for its Women’s Group. She will manage Cue’s full slate of female skewing inventory that includes Us Weekly, MailOnline, Bustle and Thought Catalog. The platforms in Cue’s Women’s Group now reach 5.3 million unique visitors per month in Canada – ranking among the highest media companies in Canada.
Demelis comes to Cue from Bell Media as a Group Manager, responsible for creating strategic solutions for clients across multiple platforms. She has also held senior sales roles at Astral Media, Standard Radio and Golf Canada.