November 28, 2017 Last Updated 7:03 am

Sebastian Tomich named to lead The New York Times Advertising & Marketing Solutions group

The newly named Advertising and Marketing Solutions group will focus on three key areas: media, partnerships and services

NEW YORK, NY — November 28, 2017 — The Times today appointed Sebastian Tomich head of its newly named Advertising & Marketing Solutions group.

Advertising and Marketing Solutions will focus on three key areas: media, partnerships and services. Accordingly, The Times has appointed three leaders to newly created positions: Amber Guild will join the company as president, T Brand Marketing Solutions; Lisa Howard becomes senior vice president and general manager, Media; and Andy Wright becomes senior vice president, Partnerships.  

Tomich joined The Times in 2013 as vice president, advertising, where he led multiple national integrated sales teams across categories and founded and ran T Brand Studio, The Times’s brand marketing unit. He was most recently senior vice president of advertising & innovation, where he continued to lead the rapid growth of T Brand, oversaw HelloSociety and Fake Love (the two agencies acquired by the Times Company in 2016) and steered the company’s advertising innovation efforts. Before joining The Times, he was the director of East Coast advertising at Forbes Media. Tomich will continue to report to executive vice president and chief operating officer, Meredith Kopit Levien.

As SVP and general manager, Media, Howard will be responsible for The Times’s category-organized sales team in New York, its national sales offices in the U.S. and around the globe, as well as the group’s planning and operations teams. Howard was most recently senior vice president, advertising, where she oversaw The Times’s global advertising business, as well as the luxury, fashion/accessories, education, corporate and consumer products categories. She joined The Times in 2016 from WebMD, where she was executive vice president and chief of consumer strategy. She also held a variety of senior leadership positions at Yahoo!, Billboard and Condé Nast.

As SVP, Partnerships, Wright will assume leadership of a new division that will drive large-scale, integrated programs working closely with key advertising partners and The Times’s news, product and technology teams. He most recently served as senior vice president, advertising, and publisher of The New York Times Magazine, where he ran the commercial arm of the Magazine as well as a number of Times sales offices throughout the U.S., and the tech, telecom, auto, financial, real estate, travel and media categories. He joined The Times in 1997.

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