Greenwich, CT – October 17, 2017 – Townsquare Media, Inc. (NYSE: TSQ) (“Townsquare” or “the Company”) announced today that veteran editor and journalist Craig Marks has joined the Company as Editorial Director. In this role, Mr. Marks will oversee editorial content across web, social and video for eight of Townsquare’s music and entertainment brands including Taste of Country, Loudwire, PopCrush, ScreenCrush, Ultimate ClassicRock, The Boot, Diffuser, and The Boombox. He joins alongside Vanessa Satten, longtime Editor in Chief of Townsquare’s influential hip-hop brand XXL, to create a powerful leadership team of editorial expertise.
In addition to its 318 radio stations and 18 music festivals, Townsquare’s portfolio of music & entertainment digital brands reaches over 50 million unique visitors each month. Six of these brands were recently named to Style of Sound’s annual list of the Top 100 Influential Music Sites in the World.
“We are thrilled that Craig is bringing his dynamic expertise in creating compelling original content to our already influential brands,” commented Jared Willig, SVP Digital. “Craig’s track record in overseeing the content strategy of some of the most important editorial voices in pop culture speaks for itself. We already reach millions of music and entertainment enthusiasts every month, and are excited that his leadership will enable us to grow even further.”
Formerly, Mr. Marks has served as the executive editor at Billboard, and as editor-in-chief of Blender magazine, Spin and Popdust. He is the co-author of the best-selling oral history “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution,” and has written for New York, GQ, the New York Times and Details.
“I am thrilled to be joining such an innovative, multi-platform company as Townsquare,” said Mr. Marks. “I look forward to participating in the continued growth of the Company and its industry leading music and pop-culture brands.”
About Townsquare Media Inc.
Townsquare is a media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 318 radio stations and more than 325 local websites in 67 U.S. markets, a digital marketing solutions company serving approximately 11,200 small to medium sized businesses, approximately 550 live events with nearly 18 million attendees each year in the U.S. and Canada, and one of the largest digital advertising networks focused on music and entertainment reaching more than 50 million unique visitors each month. Our brands include iconic local media assets such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; acclaimed music festivals such as Mountain Jam, WE Fest and the Taste of Country Music Festival; unique touring lifestyle and entertainment events such as the America on Tap craft beer festival series, the Insane Inflatable 5K obstacle race series and North American Midway Entertainment, North America’s largest mobile amusement company; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment owned and affiliated websites such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com, Loudwire.com and BrooklynVegan.com. For more information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com.
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