Helping You Build Your Business
With decades of experience across all marketing channels, our staff provides sophisticated research resources and marketing tools, customer insights backed marketing strategy and local client services and digital support to businesses in our community. Through innovation and continual investment in our people, we are committed to transforming media and marketing.
We are dedicated to helping businesses build their brands and reach their goals. Our experienced marketing staff are ready to help you grow your business today.
|Wesley Jackson, President
As president of The Courier-Journal, Wes oversees our team of award-winning journalists and world class sales staff. Before joining The Courier-Journal in 2011 as VP/Sales and Marketing, he worked in a variety of media and interactive positions, including Corporate Senior Vice President for Belo Corp. and President/General Manager of Belo Interactive Media. Wes holds a B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky.
|Chad Smith, VP of Advertising
Over the last 18 years, Chad has specialized in both digital and traditional advertising. His experience has included executive leadership, management, training and direct business-to-business development throughout the Midwest. Chad has had the opportunity to manage and develop offices in several different states and have worked with executives from a variety of fields to help create positive business solutions.
|Jeff Kuerzi, Auto Director
Jeff has over 25 years of marketing and media experience across television, print and digital platforms, working with national enterprise as well as SMB customers over my career. He focuses on gaining a deep understanding of client needs and objectives and tailor comprehensive plans to achieve them. With designations in Certified Inbound Marketing and Online Certified Marketing, and insights gained as a marketing practitioner in the IT industry, Jeff enjoys working with clients looking to build their marketing “machines”.
|Maury "Mo" Hill, Key Accounts Director
As an advertising sales and agency professional for 25 years, Maury's focus has been to provide customized solutions for national, regional and local companies in multiple markets. Prior to Courier-Journal Media, he was the VP of Client Development at LEAP, a full-service digital advertising agency, and the General Sales Manager for Insight Media (Cable Television).
|Jeff Smith, Territory Sales Director
Jeff has over 20 years of media sales and marketing consulting experience and is here to help you with all of your digital and print media solutions. Jeff has worked markets in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest and has experience working with businesses of all sizes and backgrounds.
|Tommy Spalding, Client Strategy Director
Successful marketing campaigns require knowledge of your target audience. Where do they live? What do they buy? What are their media habits? Tommy leads a client strategy team that answers these questions with data-driven solutions. Previuosly, he worked extensively in media research for local broadcast and cable television providers. Tommy holds a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University Southeast. If your business has a story to tell, he wants to help you tell it more often to the people who matter most.
|Brian Mulligan, Digital Performance Manager
With a background in Information Technology, Brian was formerly a Corporate Account Executive at a Fortune 500 company and a Sales Manager at a startup cloud computing firm. At Courier-Journal Media he has been a Digital Media Consultant (new business development) and an enterprise level Digital Strategist, consulting to design integrated digital marketing strategies to reach the right audience with the right message at the right time and drive quantifiable ROI. Today, Brian leads a team of Digital Strategists (Pre-Sales) and Digital Optimization Specialists (Post-Sales) to develop, execute and optimize successful integrated marketing strategies for our clients.
|Demetrius Booker, Art Director
Demetrius has had the pleasure of expressing his creativity at Courier-Journal Media over the past 11 years with both our traditional print products and across all digital platforms included in our marketing services. He previously worked with companies in the automotive industry, designing catchy visuals to ensure a high ROI. Most recently Demetrius has enjoyed working with larger key accounts, including ValuMarket, America’s Window, Kroger and Norton Healthcare.
|Alex Porter, Senior Client Strategy Manager
Alex has spent the past decade helping local businesses large and small gain a better understanding of their target consumers by utilizing top industry research to understand the unique lifestyle and media traits of their target audience across both traditional and digital media. He has experience with numerous marketing research tools including TV viewership data, consumer segmentation and local market insights. Before joining Courier-Journal Media, Alex worked in client strategy for Time Warner Cable Media in the Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio, markets.
|Arien Clevenger, Auto Client Strategy Manager
With over 12 years in digital marketing, Arien comes to Courier-Journal Media by way of the information technology, automotive and SaaS industries. She puts her experience in data-driven strategy to work; helping clients find smart, creative and targeted solutions to their marketing challenges. Her previous positions include serving as director of marketing and marketing strategy consultant. Arien holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University with an emphasis in Marketing and dual minors in Psychology and Theatre.
|Andrew Cartwright, Client Strategy Manager
Andrew has spent the last four years working with the digital marketing team at CJ Media, helping shape the strategy, execution and optimization of key account campaigns. He has helped advertisers not only achieve success with their campaigns, but also understand that success. With everything from designing creative for multiple digital platforms to providing customized reporting and everything in between…he is a true Renaissance man of marketing.
|Cathy Colliver, B2B Brand Manager Manager
Cathy has over 15 years of marketing experience, including corporate, non-profit and agency settings, with work in branding, project management, events, creative direction, copywriting, social media marketing and media planning. She has worked on major campaigns with auto brands, and spent 10 years in arts marketing with theatres in Louisville, Massachusetts, Providence and Washington, D.C. She is currently a board member with Kentucky Derby Festival.
|April Smith, Client Services Supervisor
April Smith has over 11 years of experience working in advertising at Courier-Journal Media. She is highly organized, extremely detail-oriented, and able to multi-task in a fast paced, deadline driven environment which has allowed her the privilege of working on both the sales and the operations side of advertising. With this experience and knowledge April has had the opportunity to work behind the scenes on many very successful advertising campaigns and looks forward to working on many more. April holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Indiana University Southeast.