Reader: Denver Magazine announced new sales manager hire days before selling assets to 5280

Journalists love when blog comments include new info about the story, as was the case with a post about 5280 purchasing Denver Magazine's assets. Turns out that Denver mag issued a press release announcing the departure of its longtime sales manager shortly before pulling the plug. Connection? Read on.

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Press release from Denver Magazine five days before it closed:

Denver Magazine Names Tamara Boyd Director of Sales

DENVER, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver Magazine announced today the promotion of Tamara Boyd to director of sales. Boyd will take over leadership of the sales team beginning Monday, April 25, following the departure of longtime director of sales, Fred Churbuck.

Boyd, a successful account executive with Denver Magazine since 2009, will manage the sales team, working closely with the publisher and production staff to further develop strategic partnerships, help guide the magazine's continued growth, and increase revenue. She previously worked as a sales executive with Gannett Pacific Publications and served as sales director for Denver Woman Magazine before joining Denver Magazine.

"Fred helped us build the brand to what it is today, and we are sorry to see him leave," says Michael Ledwitz, publisher and CEO. "He was offered an amazing opportunity; I wish him well, and I have the greatest confidence in Tamara. I know the magazine will continue on its positive trajectory with her taking an increased role on the team."

"I'm looking forward to my new role at Denver Magazine and continuing to work with our dynamic team. Denver Magazine has endless opportunities in this market, and I'm excited to be part of the growth," says Boyd.

About Denver Magazine

Denver Magazine is the premier source for everything about life in the Mile High City and beyond. This indispensable monthly lifestyle magazine is at once a guide from the city's best experts on dining, the arts, fashion, the outdoors, and other topics that help readers appreciate life on the Front Range, as well as an intelligent, provocative look at the issues, trends, and culture in the heart of this great region. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.denvermagazine.com.

SOURCE Denver Magazine http://www.prnewswire.com/news...

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