Experienced marketing and sales executive named to Scripps newspaper research post

Mon, August 02, 2004 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Angelia Phillips Epps, a sales and marketing professional with more than 16 years experience in retail and newspapers, has been named research and data director for The E. W. Scripps Company’s newspaper division, effective Sept. 1.Epps, 37, will be responsible for identifying database sales and marketing opportunities for the 21 daily Scripps newspapers. She takes on the new corporate role after serving six years as manager of circulation sales and marketing for the Scripps-owned Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel.“Angie has strong experience in consumer marketing and she understands how to apply that knowledge to help our newspapers develop and grow one-to-one sales opportunities through research and database solutions,” said Linda Sease, director of marketing for Scripps newspapers. “Our papers have been given the necessary technical tools and now we’ve added an energetic, passionate professional to help them identify and implement successful customer-based solutions for all aspects of our business.”Epps joined the News Sentinel in 1998 after working six years for DeBartolo Property Management Group and Simon Property Group, two of the country’s leading shopping center management firms. She joined DeBartolo in 1992 as marketing director for Knoxville’s West Town Mall, where she was responsible for developing a strategic marketing and research plan to support a 500,000-square-foot renovation and expansion. When Simon Property Group and DeBartolo Properties later merged, Epps was named a regional marketing director responsible for the implementation of long-range marketing goals for 11 regional shopping centers.Before joining DeBartolo and Simon Group, Epps worked as marketing director at Oak Ridge Mall in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where she was responsible for promotional activities, media planning strategies and coordinating the mall’s merchant’s association.Epps has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and is currently studying at the university to complete her master’s degree in business administration. She’s expected to complete her MBA in December 2004.Epps is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Southern Circulation Managers Association and serves on the boards of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville and the Blount Historical Mansion.The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 15 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming networks and a television retailing network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. HGTV reaches about 85 million U.S. television households and Food Network can be seen in about 84 million households. Scripps Networks Web sites include FoodNetwork.com, HGTV.com, DIYnetwork.com and fineliving.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 86 countries. The company’s television retailing subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 49 million full-time equivalent U.S. households, including 5 million households via five Scripps owned, Shop At Home affiliated broadcast television stations.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.

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