Andrew Budkofsky Joins Digital Trends to Spearhead Global Sales and Partnerships
Senior Advertising Executive Brings 23 Years of Leadership Experience, Online and Digital Video Expertise to Digital Trends Properties
PORTLAND, Ore. – Digital Trends, a leading consumer technology publisher, announces that Andrew Budkofsky has joined as Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships effective January 1, 2014. Based out of Digital Trends New York, Budkofsky will lead sales and partnerships for Digital Trends, the Digital Trends Media Network and brother property The Manual, and will expand the sales and partnerships team into multiple key territories.
“Joining now is a great time to continue the momentum, and expand our coverage in the men’s vertical. I am looking forward to growing sales and partnership efforts so that we can create more innovative ways to connect stellar brands with Digital Trends’ highly influential audience.”
Budkofsky brings 23 years of experience in media, including stints on both the agency and sales sides of the business, to Digital Trends. Previously, Budkofsky was Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships at Break Media where, since 2007, he built and led the sales team in establishing the publisher as a core partner for brands.
Budkofsky has also held sales positions at Podshow, Court TV, Microsoft, Comedy Central and USA Network. He is a frequent speaker at advertising events and as an expert in the field, a regular contributor to industry publications on the topics of digital video, online marketing and engaging men.
“Andrew’s track record in building the strategy and go-to-market messaging, along with great partnerships on the client and agency side is going to be a game changer for our team,” said Ian Bell, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher at Digital Trends. “Once we’ve combined our creativity with Andrew’s category expertise and leadership, there’ll really be no limit to what we can achieve with current and future partners.”
“Digital Trends is already a trusted brand for key clients in the technology vertical,” Budkofsky said. “Joining now is a great time to continue the momentum, and expand our coverage in the men’s vertical. I am looking forward to growing sales and partnership efforts so that we can create more innovative ways to connect stellar brands with Digital Trends’ highly influential audience.”
About Digital Trends
Digital Trends is a leading consumer technology publisher. Its purpose is to demystify technology to help consumers navigate an increasingly digital world. Digital Trends’ easy-to-understand product reviews, entertaining news, videos and user-friendly site serve more than 16 million unique visitors each month and four million mobile users. In addition, 89 million unique visitors access Digital Trends content monthly through partners including FOX News and more than 200 broadcast news stations. Digital Trends is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has an office in New York City. For more information, visit www.digitaltrends.com and follow @DigitalTrends on Twitter and Facebook.