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David C Cook hires new senior director of marketing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 20 October 2014 01:06 PM EDT

TimClose-webDavid C Cook has appointed industry veteran Tim Close as senior director of marketing, joining the trade book team, effective Sept. 8.

Close comes to Cook with a wealth of experience in marketing and publishing, with expertise in new product development, digital marketing technology and leading marketing teams in strategic and successful campaigns.

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Biblica CEO Doug Lockhart joins HarperCollins Christian PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:53 PM EDT

DougLockhart-webHarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Wednesday that Doug Lockhart will join the company as senior vice president of Bible marketing and outreach. The move to hire the Biblica executive signals a strategic decision by HCCP to continue the focus on its Bible business.

Lockhart joins HCCP from the nonprofit Biblica, a longtime publishing partner of the company’s Zondervan publishing group. Biblica is the copyright holder and worldwide publisher of the New International Version (NIV) Bible translation, and has licensed its North American publishing rights to Zondervan for more than 40 years. Lockhart was CEO, first in North America and then global, for a combined five years. Before Biblica, Lockhart’s senior leadership experience included roles at The McGraw-Hill Companies and Zondervan.

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Baker Publishing hires veteran editor Brian Thomasson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 13 October 2014 10:09 AM EDT

BrianThomasson-webBaker Publishing Group has announced that Brian Thomasson has been appointed senior acquisitions editor for the Baker Books division.

Thomasson has nearly 15 years of experience in acquisitions and concept development and has worked on books with best-selling authors in the general and Christian markets across a broad range of genres. He served as editorial director at WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group and senior editor at NavPress.

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Family Christian Stores hires food-industry executive PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 07:50 AM EDT

GregMorrow-webGregory Morrow, formerly vice president and general manager of Invisalign—Align Technology, is the senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer of Family Christian Stores, effective Oct. 7.

“Greg Morrow joins Family Christian from a variety of successful brand-building experiences,” said Family Christian CEO Chuck Bengochea. “His expertise in brand development and marketing leadership will significantly impact our business across every channel in which we operate. We have an incredible story to tell. We are a not-for-profit business investing in ministries and impacting lives for Jesus Christ around the world. We aspire to be the world’s best Christian retailer. Greg will be leading the way in shaping our brand and in sharing what God is doing at and through Family Christian.”

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Parable Group promotes digital team’s Laura Clark PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 29 September 2014 01:29 PM EDT

LauraClark-webSan Luis Obispo-based The Parable Group recently announced the promotion of Laura Clark to digital marketing manager. Clark has a 13-year background in sales and marketing with specialties in online display advertising and social media.

“Laura has already made a tremendous contribution to our digital team, and she is highly qualified to carry forward The Parable Group mission and ministry in her new position,” said Steve Potratz, president of The Parable Group.

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