Robert Ames Joins NewBay Media as VP/Corporate Director of Digital Media

NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2013) — NewBay Media L.L.C. has announced that Robert Ames has joined the company as Vice President/Corporate Director of Digital Media. Ames has a proven track record in managing digital products, previously handling digital strategy and sales for companies such as Here Media and Hachette Filipacchi.

Prior to joining NewBay, Ames was part of the executive management team at Here Media, where he created new product offerings, increased audience engagement, and grew the overall digital audience by 200 percent over 12 months. Prior to Here Media, Ames held several digital media positions within the Automotive Group at Hachette Filipacchi, including and There he was instrumental in building new sites, expanding existing ones, and increasing the digital opportunities for Hachette and their clients.

“In each position he has held, Robert successfully leveraged the brands and existing sales and content teams to create robust, successful digital platforms,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “I look forward to working with Robert and our talented Digital Team to expand our offerings to both readers and partners.”

“NewBay’s deep portfolio of well-known brands presents great opportunities for increased audience engagement and expanded digital media services,” states Ames. “I am excited to work with the NewBay team to expand existing capabilities and create new and exciting digital offerings”.

Ames takes over the position from Joe Ferrick, who has been with the company since 2007. Joe, after a short transition period, will be leaving NewBay at the end of July to pursue new career opportunities. “Joe has done a fantastic job of developing a talented team, a robust infrastructure, and a portfolio of market-leading digital assets,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “I personally thank him for all that he has done for NewBay and wish him great success in his future endeavors.”

Ames will be working out of NewBay Media’s New York City headquarters. He can be reached at or 212-378-0454.

NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at

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