• V Digital Services is a Winner in the American Business Awards

    May 8, 2018 - V Digital Services has been named one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by the American Business Awards. The “Bronze Stevie Award” from the ABA is one of several honors received by VDS in the past year reflecting its rapid ascension in the digital advertising industry.
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    May 8, 2018 - V Digital Services has been named one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by the American Business Awards. The “Bronze Stevie Award” from the ABA is one of several honors received by VDS in the past year reflecting its rapid ascension in the digital advertising industry.

    More than 3,700 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in the American Business Awards this year. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

    Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Monday, June 11.

    V Digital Services was honored in the category for the fastest growing companies with up to 100 employees.

    We’re delighted to get this national recognition for our employees at V Digital Services,” said Scott Tobias, chief executive officer of VDS parent company Voice Media Group. “This is another testament to their hard work and dedication to our customers, and they deserve to enjoy this. Our commitment to customer service and our customers’ success and growth continues to drive us. I am very proud of our team.”

    In 2017, VDS posted 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth and was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the 360 best privately owned businesses in the U.S. That honor came just days after VDS was named the 2017 Company of the Year in the Business Intelligence Group’s “BIG Awards for Business” contest and three months after VDS made Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

    V Digital Services employs a team of more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per- click advertising.

    The company is a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, which owns and operates five renowned alternative weekly newspapers and websites, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those publication properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.

    High-performing individuals interested in pursuing a career with VDS should visit the company’s careers page at https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with- us/.

     

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  • VDS Specialists Honored as Finalists in The Stevie Awards

    January 25, 2018 --PHOENIX, /PRNewswire/ -- Two V Digital Services employees have been named finalists in the twelfth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, meaning they'll ultimately be gold, silver or bronze winners in the contest.

  • Stevie AwardsPHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Two V Digital Services employees have been named finalists in the twelfth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, meaning they'll ultimately be gold, silver or bronze winners in the contest. Senior account manager Megan Esposito and SEO specialist Pablo Villalpando were honored for their outstanding performance based on two months of intensive judging, and will be among dozens of finalists from the U.S. and other countries honored at a gala banquet Friday, February 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

    The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards® which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows, including the prestigious International Business Awards® and the Stevie Awards® for Great Employers. Created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide, the Stevie® Awards are widely considered the world's premier business awards.

    "I speak for our entire agency team here at V Digital Services when I say how proud we are of Megan and Pablo," said VDS senior vice president Chris Bird. "Not just for being recognized by the Stevies but more than anything for their commitment towards doing excellent work each day. They're both such assets to our already impressive team.  I also want to congratulate all of the other finalists as well as the judges of the Stevie Awards®. I'm sure it's difficult picking the winners from such a talented group."

    More than 2,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition. Finalists were determined by averaging scores from seven specialized judging committees, and entries were considered in 89 categories ranging from customer service to sales training and business development. Past Steve Award winners include Apple, BASF, Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble and Samsung, among many others.

    "The 2018 judges were so impressed with the wide range of achievements detailed in the finalist nominations," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards®.  "We look forward to announcing the gold, silver and bronze placements in Las Vegas next month."

    Esposito and Villalpando said the entrepreneurial culture at VDS, one of the country's fastest growing digital advertising agencies, fosters an atmosphere where good things can happen. "When you work with inspiring individuals, it sparks something in you," said Villalpando. "I am so appreciative of every person I have worked with, as they have shaped who I am."

    "I'm honored to be considered a finalist," added Esposito. "I'm thrilled to be recognized – this is truly a privilege I'm very thankful for."

    The individual honors for Esposito and Villalpando follow a year of corporate recognition for V Digital Services. In December, the company was named to Entrepreneur magazine's list of the 360 best privately owned businesses in the U.S. The firm placed 79th overall, putting it in the Top 25 percent of the field. That honor came just days after VDS was named the 2017 Company of the Year in the Business Intelligence Group's "BIG Awards for Business" contest and three months after VDS made Inc. magazine's 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

    V Digital Services employs a team of more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising. The company is a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, which owns and operates five renowned alternative weekly newspapers and websites, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established publication properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.

    High-performing individuals interested in pursuing a career with VDS should visit the company's careers page at https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with-us/.

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  • V Digital Services NAMED TO ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S “360 LIST”

    December 19, 2017 -- V Digital Services closed out the year on a high note today when it was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the 360 best privately owned businesses in the U.S. The company placed 79th overall, putting it in the Top 25 percent of the field.

  • December 19, 2017 - V Digital Services closed out the year on a high note today when it was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the 360 best privately owned businesses in the U.S. The company placed 79th overall, putting it in the Top 25 percent of the field.

    The honor comes just days after the flourishing digital advertising agency was named the 2017 Company of the Year in the Business Intelligence Group’s “BIG Awards for Business” contest. For its annual 360 List, Entrepreneur evaluates American small businesses based on four metrics: impact, innovation, growth and leadership. The magazine says this “360-degree” approach allows it to identify companies that “keep all their parts growing in harmony” to achieve sustained growth.

    “The companies on this list truly represent the very best of the American entrepreneurial experience,” noted Lisa Murray, Entrepreneur’s chief insights officer. “We’re thrilled that Entrepreneur has recognized V Digital Services’ continued commitment to excellence,” said Scott Tobias, chief executive officer of VDS parent company Voice Media Group. VDS has posted 40 percent year-over year revenue growth, Tobias added, by laser-focusing on one vision: helping customers both large and small succeed in the digital space. The company’s ability to execute on behalf of those customers has been turning heads. In August, VDS made Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.; in July, it was named one of the Top 5 interactive marketing firms in Phoenix by the Phoenix Business Journal.

    “2017 was obviously an incredible year for us. We are thrilled with all of the recognition we received. The team worked incredibly hard to get to where we are and they deserve all of the accolades. This year is admittedly going to be hard to top, but we’re already planning great things for 2018,” added Tobias. “So to all of our customers, thank you – and stay tuned!” High-performing individuals interested in pursuing a career with VDS should visit the company’s careers page at

    https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with-us/.

    About V Digital Services

    As a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, V Digital Services operates in 13 major U.S. cities, including the five markets where VMG continues to operate award-winning digital-forward publications such as Denver Westword and Miami New Times. The VDS team, which also serves a number of international markets, includes more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses master the digital realm through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising.

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  • V Digital Services Named 2017 Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group

    December 5, 2017 -- A year of accolades for V Digital Services continued today, when the fast-growing digital advertising agency was named 2017 Company of the Year in the Business Intelligence Group’s “BIG Awards for Business” program.

  • A year of accolades for V Digital Services continued today, when the fast-growing digital advertising agency was named 2017 Company of the Year in the Business Intelligence Group’s “BIG Awards for Business” program.

    VDS, a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, was the only winner in its category, which recognized companies with fewer than 100 employees.

    This year’s competition was fierce, with the most nominations we have ever received,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director for Business Intelligence Group, which launched its awards program to reward companies considered leaders in their respective industries.

    Our winners this year show how creativity, sheer persistence and innovation drive business results,” added BIG chief nominations officer Maria Jimenez. “This is truly a special group.”

    The BIG honor was just the latest milestone for VDS, which in August made Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. In July, VDS was named one of the Top 5 largest interactive marketing firms in Phoenix by the Phoenix Business Journal after experiencing scorching 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth.

    This honor from the Business Intelligence Group is a further testament to how VDS has prospered across the country by putting customers first,” said VMG chief executive officer Scott Tobias. “We never forget that our success is their success.”

    High-performing individuals interested in pursuing a career with VDS should visit the company’s careers page at

    https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with-us/.

    About V Digital Services

    As a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, V Digital Services operates in 13 major U.S. cities, including recently opened offices in Seattle and Chicago, along with a number of international markets. The VDS team includes more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital sphere through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising.

    About Business Intelligence Group

    The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives – those with experience and knowledge – judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies who achievements stand above those of their peers.

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  • V Digital Services Hits The Phoenix Top 10

    September 7, 2017 -- The rapid growth of V Digital Services has earned the digital advertising agency another plaudit: being named one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the Phoenix area by the Phoenix Business Journal.

  • Top TenSeptember 7, 2017 -- The rapid growth of V Digital Services has earned the digital advertising agency another plaudit: being named one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the Phoenix area by the Phoenix Business Journal.

    In a pair of lists released in August, the PBJ ranked Phoenix-area agencies by both billing and staffing. VDS hit the Top 10 in both categories, ranking No. 5 in staffing and Nov. 8 in capitalized billing.

    The honor from the Business Journal came on the heels of VDS being named one of Phoenix's Top 5 largest interactive marketing agencies by the same publication in July.

    "We're glad to be recognized for our growth, but we're not resting on our laurels," said VDS senior vice president Chris Bird. "What's most important to us is to keep growing business for our customers."

    Bird noted that VDS's wide array of products for local firms explain its appearance on all three of the Business Journal's annual lists. The agency, which is owned by Voice Media Group, parent company of the iconic local publication Phoenix New Times, employs a team of more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising. Founded in 2012, VDS now operates in 13 major U.S. cities, including new offices in Seattle and Chicago, but has been based in Phoenix since its inception.

    Along with VDS and Phoenix New Times, Voice Media Group owns and operates five other renowned alternative weekly newspapers and websites, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. As a Premier Google Partner, V Digital Services combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for its customers.

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  • VDS Named One of America's Fastest Growing Companies

    August 22, 2017 -- The good news just keeps on coming for V Digital Services, which has made Inc. magazine's 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

  • Business arrow graphAugust 22, 2017 -- The good news just keeps on coming for V Digital Services, which has made Inc. magazine's 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

    According to Inc. Media president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg, VDS ranked at No. 1,281 on this year's list, placing it well within the top third and among some very good company. Previous Inc. lists have included iconic American firms such as Microsoft, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani and Oracle.

    "This confirms what we already knew – we grow when we help our customers grow," said VDS senior vice president Chris Bird. "We've always focused on solutions that make the most sense for our clients first and foremost, and now we're being rewarded for that."

    The burgeoning VDS team includes more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve digital success through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising.

    Inclusion on the "Inc. 5000" list caps what has been a sizzling summer for VDS. In July, it was named one of the Top 5 largest interactive marketing firms in Phoenix by the Phoenix Business Journal, and, according to Bird, has experienced 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth.

    A subsidiary of Voice Media Group, VDS now operates in 13 major U.S. cities, including recently opened offices in Seattle and Chicago, along with a number of international markets.

    "I'm extremely proud of the VDS team," said Voice Media Group chief executive officer Scott Tobias. "Our rapid growth is a direct result of their passion for helping our customers."

    Along with VDS, Voice Media Group owns and operates six renowned alternative weekly newspapers and websites, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.

    High-performing individuals interested in pursuing a career with VDS should visit the company's careers page at https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with-us/.

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  • V Digital Services Rises Fast in Phoenix

    July 27, 2017 -- V Digital Services has been named one of the Top 5 largest interactive marketing firms in the nation's fifth-largest city by the Phoenix Business Journal.

  • Phoenix Rises FastJuly 27, 2017 -- V Digital Services has been named one of the Top 5 largest interactive marketing firms in the nation's fifth-largest city by the Phoenix Business Journal.

    In a report released July 21, the Journal surveyed 58 local firms who employ services such as social media and email to allow their clients to interact with customers. It ranked those businesses based on the number of Phoenix-area employees.

    VDS's ascension to the top rung of the Journal's annual survey is a reflection of the firm's rapid growth, both in Phoenix and elsewhere. The digital advertising agency, which is owned by Voice Media Group, parent company of the iconic local publication Phoenix New Times, now operates in 13 major U.S. cities, including new offices in Seattle and Chicago along with a number of international markets.

    "We're pleased to be recognized by the Business Journal as one of Phoenix's leading shops," said VDS senior vice president Chris Bird. "It's great to be in the Top 5, although not surprising given that we've experienced 40 percent year-over-growth in revenue."

    The ongoing expansion at VDS means the company "is definitely in hiring mode," added Bird, who said people interested in joining the team should visit the VDS careers page at https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with-us/.

    V Digital Services employs a team of more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising.

    Along with VDS and Phoenix New Times, Voice Media Group owns and operates five other renowned alternative weekly newspapers and websites, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.

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  • V Digital Services Now Open for Business in Chicago

    May 24, 2017 -- V Digital Services has continued its rapid expansion by opening a new full-service digital marketing shop in Chicago in partnership with Wayne Morgan.

  • ChicagoMay 24, 2017 -- V Digital Services has continued its rapid expansion by opening a new full-service digital marketing shop in Chicago in partnership with Wayne Morgan.

    VDS's arrival means customers in America's third largest city will gain instant access to a team of highly trained analysts and account managers devoted to helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space.

    With expertise in everything from organic SEO and programmatic advertising to web development, pay-per-click advertising and social media management, VDS, a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, has a track record of producing measurable results for clients across a range of industries.

    The Chicago shop is VDS's latest joint venture with Morgan. In February, VDS announced a plan to further boost its reach in the booming Las Vegas market by forming a partnership there with the Nevada-based entrepreneur.

    As in Las Vegas, VDS's new Chicago office will combine the sales acumen and technological expertise of its in-house staff with Morgan's extensive industry experience and connections.

    "We are absolutely committed to helping our customers grow, and to growing ourselves," said Voice Media Group chief executive officer Scott Tobias. "We're incredibly excited about working with Wayne to bring our services to another great city."

    Tobias said the Chicago sales operation will be overseen locally by Ricky DeTagle, who joined the V Digital Services team earlier this year after serving as regional digital marketing expert for Dex Media on the West Coast. A twenty-year veteran of the industry, DeTagle brings significant experience in sales training and the handling of large digital accounts.

    "I believe the product offerings at V Digital Services are far superior to what's offered by the 'big box' media companies," said DeTagle. "That's one of the main reasons I wanted to join the company. Also, now I'll get to root for my beloved Cubbies – and get completely irritated watching the Bears play."

    It has been an eventful 2017 thus far for VDS. With the addition of Chicago to its portfolio, the company now operates in 13 major U.S. cities, along with a number of international markets.

    In January, the company announced the appointment of Kenny Stocker to head its new Seattle shop. In February, it announced the hiring of industry veteran Chris Bird as its senior vice president and the appointment of Martin McDonald as its vice president of strategic sales and channel development.

    The recent growth at VDS continues a corporate realignment under which Voice Media Group has transformed from a print-based newspaper company to a digital-forward company with mobile expertise and the ability to provide customers with a diversified suite of services.

    Along with V Digital Services, Voice Media Group owns and operates six iconic alternative weekly newspapers and websites across the country, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.

    VMG also continues to sell national advertising for a network of partner sites and publications with weekly print distribution of 3 million and 95 million page views per month.

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  • V Digital Services Forms Joint Venture with Wayne Morgan

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 14, 2017 -- V Digital Services is doubling down on the booming Las Vegas market.
  • The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas, Nevada USALAS VEGAS, Feb. 14, 2017  -- V Digital Services is doubling down on the booming Las Vegas market.

    The fast-growing digital advertising agency today announced it has formed a joint venture with well-known Nevada entrepreneur Wayne Morgan.

    VDS entered the Las Vegas market in 2015, quickly establishing a foothold in the digital advertising realm. The joint venture with Morgan is expected to exponentially increase the company's reach in Nevada.

    "Wayne is an institution in Las Vegas and we are incredibly bullish on this new partnership," said Scott Tobias, chief executive officer of VDS parent company Voice Media Group.

    A former teacher and administrator in the Clark County School District, Morgan has a long history as a successful entrepreneur in Nevada. His many interests now range from print and online publications such as SimplyAutos.com and SimplyApartments.com to insurance, auto parts and a group of Las Vegas restaurants.

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    The joint venture will combine VDS's sales acumen and technological expertise with Morgan's impressive business footprint in the Las Vegas area. "The combination of Wayne's sales team and his relationships with the firepower of the full-scale agency we have is a recipe for real success," Tobias said.

    "I see great promise in partnering with VDS," added Morgan. "Combining our experience and understanding of the local market with VDS's unmatched ability to deliver results is the obvious next step in our evolution."

    It has been an active 2017 thus far for VDS. In the last two weeks, the company has announced the hiring of industry veteran Chris Bird as its senior vice president, the hiring of Martin McDonald as its vice president of strategic sales and channel development, and the appointment of Kenny Stocker to head its new Seattle office.

    Those closely coordinated personnel moves along with the Morgan venture are part of Voice Media Group's pivot from a print-based newspaper company to a full-service digital advertising agency. Under that plan, the company has aggressively expanded the digital services available to local customers while making targeted reductions in its print portfolio. V Digital Services now has offices in twelve major American markets, along with a growing number of international markets.

    Voice Media Group continues to own and operate six iconic alternative weekly newspapers and websites across the U.S., including LA Weekly, Phoenix New Times, Denver Westword, Miami New Times, the Dallas Observer and the Houston Press. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers, including precision-targeted programmatic advertising, organic SEO, paid media, social media management and web development.

    Media Contact: Scott Tobias Chief Executive Officer Voice Media Group 303-296-7744

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  • Industry Veteran Chris Bird to Lead V Digital Services

    PHOENIX, Feb. 7, 2017 -- V Digital Services today announced that Chris Bird has been hired to lead the digital advertising agency as it continues its rapid expansion. As senior vice president of VDS, Bird will oversee the fast-growing company's moves into new markets, products and services.
  • Social media network, searching for professional stuff, head hunter job, employment concept. 3d illustrationPHOENIX, Feb. 7, 2017 -- V Digital Services today announced that Chris Bird has been hired to lead the digital advertising agency as it continues its rapid expansion. As senior vice president of VDS, Bird will oversee the fast-growing company's moves into new markets, products and services.

    Currently with offices in twelve major U.S. cities along with a number of international markets, V Digital Services helps businesses achieve success through a full suite of digital services including local SEO, pay-per-click and programmatic advertising, social media management and web development.

    Bird comes to VDS with deep expertise in the nuts and bolts of running a digital agency. He spent the last three years as president of Internet marketing agency Vertical Measures, where he helped to grow the company into a content marketing powerhouse. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of LaneTerralever, an award-winning marketing agency.

    As the head of V Digital Services, Bird will report directly to Scott Tobias, chief executive officer of VDS parent company Voice Media Group. It's a relationship that represents a homecoming for the Phoenix resident. After graduating from the University of Arizona in 1994, Bird actually started his career as an account executive and advertising director at VMG's Phoenix New Times and Houston Press, so he's very familiar with the company's top personnel as well as its overall DNA.

    "I've known Scott and many on his executive team for more than twenty years," said Bird, who received his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2007. "It's been incredibly impressive to see how they're transforming the company to a 'digital first' mindset. I'm fired up to work with them again."

    Tobias said bringing Bird back to the company in a key leadership role is a critical step in VMG's ongoing transition from a print-based operation to a full-service digital agency. VMG has undergone a corporate realignment over the past four years in which it has aggressively built its digital advertising business while making targeted reductions in its print newspaper portfolio.

    "I'm excited to have Chris back with the company at such an important time," said Tobias. "VDS is developing huge forward momentum, and I know Chris has the experience and the instincts to keep it evolving and ahead of the curve in the digital advertising realm."

    Voice Media Group continues to operate six iconic alternative weekly newspapers and websites across the country, including LA Weekly, Phoenix New Times, Denver Westword, Miami New Times, the Dallas Observer and the Houston Press. As a Premier Google Partner, V Digital Services combines the reach of those established newspaper properties along with other partners to provide businesses of all sizes with affordable and cutting-edge digital strategies.

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  • Martin McDonald Named Vice President at V Digital Services

    January 19, 2017 -- Voice Media Group and its subsidiary V Digital Services today announced the appointment of former G/O Digital executive Martin McDonald to the new position of vice president of strategic sales and channel development.

  • Bang on targetJanuary 19, 2017 -- Voice Media Group and its subsidiary V Digital Services today announced the appointment of former G/O Digital executive Martin McDonald to the new position of vice president of strategic sales and channel development.

    McDonald, who will be based in Phoenix, comes to V Digital Services with significant experience in digital sales. He has spent the last five years at G/O Digital (formerly Gannett Local) building national and enterprise sales teams while working closely with the International Franchise Association and established brands like Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, AAMCO and Massage Envy.

    "I am honored and thrilled to be joining the V Digital Services team," said McDonald. "The ability to transform VDS to a next-level agency is really exciting and a tremendous opportunity that I simply couldn't pass up."

    McDonald's hire is the latest strategic move for Voice Media Group's digital agency, whose rapid expansion continued recently with the opening of a new regional office in Seattle.

    Now with offices in twelve major U.S. cities along with a number of international markets, V Digital Services employs a team of more than 55 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising.

    Voice Media Group also owns and operates six iconic alternative weekly newspapers and websites across the country, including LA Weekly, Phoenix New Times, Denver Westword, Miami New Times, the Dallas Observer and the Houston Press. As a Premier Google Partner, V Digital Services combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with affordable, cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.

    VMG chief executive officer Scott Tobias said the hiring of McDonald will bolster the company's ongoing transition from print-based operations to a full service digital agency. Over the past four years, VMG has undergone a corporate realignment in which it has aggressively built its digital advertising business while making targeted reductions in its print newspaper portfolio.

    "Marty's an incredibly seasoned and talented addition to the VDS team," said Tobias, who said he expects McDonald to drive digital revenue through the use of advanced sales tools and training techniques while providing leadership as the company continues to integrate sales operations with account management and fulfillment.

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  • Kenny Stocker to Head V Digital Services' New Seattle Office

    January 17, 2017 -- V Digital Services is opening its first digital marketing office in the Pacific Northwest and has hired an old friend to run it.

  • SeattleJanuary 17, 2017 -- V Digital Services is opening its first digital marketing office in the Pacific Northwest and has hired an old friend to run it.

    Kenny Stocker, the former publisher of Seattle Weekly, will head up VDS's Seattle regional office, which will be the fast-growing company's twelfth shop in a major U.S. market.

    With the arrival of V Digital Services, customers in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest will gain instant access to a 55-person team of specialists, all based in the United States and devoted to helping businesses both large and small thrive in the digital space.

    With expertise in everything from organic SEO and programmatic advertising to web development, pay-per-click advertising and social media management, VDS has a track record of producing measurable results for clients across a range of industries.

    Close local relationships are a key part of how VDS does business, a close-to-the-ground approach Stocker said he remembers well from his days at the Weekly.

    Stocker led the paper from 2006 to 2013, when it was owned by VDS parent company Voice Media Group. He shepherded its transition from a print-based publication to a digital-first operation, and left when VMG sold the newspaper to Sound Publishing as part of a corporate realignment in which the company has aggressively built its digital advertising agency business while making targeted reductions in its print newspaper holdings.

    Stocker went on to serve in VP roles at Cheezburger.com and Fexy Media, where he learned a lot but spent most of his time working with national and international clientele.

    "I've really missed those local relationships," Stocker said. "I'm beyond excited to work in the Seattle market again and offer businesses of all sizes the opportunity to harness aspects of digital marketing they may have thought were available only to large advertisers."

    Stocker's work at Fexy and Cheezburger also required him to stay current on the ever-changing menu of opportunities available to clients as they navigate across digital channels. That experience coupled with his long tenure at Voice Media Group, where he started as a Denver account executive in 1990, makes Stocker a natural fit to lead VDS's Seattle office, said VMG chief executive officer Scott Tobias.

    "Kenny is not afraid of hard challenges, and he always delivers," said Tobias. "We are extremely excited to add Kenny's local knowledge of the Seattle area and his great skill set to our team. It is great to have Kenny back home."

    Along with V Digital Services, Voice Media Group owns and operates six iconic alternative weekly newspapers and websites across the country, including Miami New Times and Denver Westword. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established newspaper properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers, including precision-targeted programmatic advertising.

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