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Adkins Named Newspaper Division vice President/Advertising

McLEAN, VA – S. Mark Adkins has been named vice president/advertising for the Gannett Newspaper Division. He was formerly senior vice president/marketing for The Honolulu Advertiser.

“Mark has a breadth of experience in newspaper advertising sales and management, as well an impressive record of success in creating and implementing programs that create powerful results for our customers,” said Donald M. Stinson, senior vice president/marketing for the Newspaper Division. “We are excited to have him put his skills to work in new capacities for Gannett newspapers all across the country.”

Adkins joined Gannett in 1983 at FLORIDA TODAY in Brevard County, where he later served in advertising management positions, including advertising director. He joined the Newspaper Division staff as director/advertising sales development in 1992. In 1996, he became president and publisher of the North Hills News Record in suburban Pittsburgh. The following year, he became president and publisher of The San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun. Adkins joined The Honolulu Advertiser in 1998.

Adkins’ successor in Honolulu will be Jeff Green, currently President of Media Solutions Consulting Group of Tampa, Fla. Green founded Media Solutions Consulting Group in April 1999 after a 21-year newspaper career. Media Solutions has worked with a large variety of newspapers and organizations in the United States, Canada, Africa and Hong Kong. Green was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He and his wife, Lisa, and daughter will be relocating to Honolulu.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 500 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

For more information, contact:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049