Evans named national advertising manager for newspapers

Tue, August 17, 1999 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Harlan B. Evans, a newspaper veteran with extensive experience in advertising sales and management, has been named national advertising manager for The E.W. Scripps Company’s newspaper division. His appointment is effective Aug. 15.Evans, 56, will coordinate the planning, goal setting and sales development of national advertising for all of the Scripps newspapers. He will work closely with advertising directors and national advertising contacts at the newspapers to help achieve the company’s national advertising goals. He will report to Jerry Dunning, corporate director of advertising for newspapers.“Harlan brings a depth of experience to this position that will be of great value to the Scripps newspapers,” said Jeff Hively, vice president/newspaper operations for Scripps. “His solid background in this field will go a long way in helping our newspapers attain their advertising revenue goals.”Before joining Scripps, Evans was executive vice president and national sales manager for Sawyer Ferguson Walker, a national advertising representative firm. From 1996 to 1997, Evans was the division manager for national and regional advertising for the Baltimore Sun.Before his stint at the Baltimore Sun, Evans was president and chief operating officer for CWO&O, a publishers’ representative firm based in New York City. Evans joined CWO&O in 1990 and served as president and chief operating officer from 1993 to 1996. Prior to that he served as vice president and manager of the company’s Los Angeles office and sales manager for its San Francisco office.The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers; nine network-affiliated television stations; two TV networks, Home & Garden Television and the Food Network; a TV programmer, Scripps Productions; United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics; the Scripps Howard News Service; and publishes independent Yellow Pages directories. Scripps also operates 31 revenue-producing web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com and comics.com.