Q.Digital Names Justin Garrett CRO
Leading LGBTQ publisher hires former Here Media VP as first Chief Revenue Officer
San Francisco, CA, May 26, 2016 — Q.Digital, a leading global LGBTQ online publisher, today announced the appointment of Justin Garrett, formerly of Here Media, as its first Chief Revenue Officer. In his role as CRO, Garrett will lead and oversee all Q.Digital sales, further connecting Q.Digital to marketers looking to reach a valuable and growing audience. Garrett will spearhead Q.Digital’s sales initiatives, including partnership and audience development, as well as supervise key national accounts. Garrett will also work closely with editorial and integrated marketing to create and implement multiplatform initiatives across Q.Digital’s leading portfolio. Q.Digital owns and operates category-leading LGBTQ properties such as Queerty, GayCities, and LGBTQ Nation.
Garrett is a seasoned sales executive. While at Here Media, he expanded its digital revenue footprint, reaching annual revenue targets for three years running. He worked with brands including Wells Fargo, Las Vegas CVA and Netflix.
“I’m really honored to join the team at Q.Digital who have long been a trusted publishing partner for marketers targeting the LGBT segment. Q.Digital brands are leaders in their respective areas with Queerty leading in entertainment, GayCities leading in travel and LGBTQ Nation leading in social reach,” said Garrett. “These brands lead the LGBTQ space in forward thinking having been socially optimized since their inception. I’m excited to help our marketing partners connect to our total audience of over 7.5 million across our digital, social and mobile apps.”
Prior to Here, Garrett gained two decades of experience in digital sales, management and integrated marketing with MTV’s LOGO, Travelocity, PlanetOut and Gamespot.
“Justin comes to Q.Digital with more than a wealth of experience,” says Gatz. “Justin is a creative, consultative marketing solutions professional who brings the leadership skills and vision to help build the Q.Digital brand into an international powerhouse. We are thrilled to work with a sales and revenue leader of his caliber, with 12 years focusing specifically on the LGBT market.“ At Q.Digital, Garrett will report to Scott Gatz, Q.Digital’s founder and CEO.
Q.Digital is the trusted voice in the LGBTQ community reaching more than 7.5 million visitors per month (per Google analytics). Q.Digital connects brands to the LGBTQ community through its various properties—Queerty, the news and entertainment site; GayCities, the travel site covering 224 cities worldwide; and LGBTQ Nation, America’s most followed LBGTQ news source. Q.Digital is an indispensable resource for individuals seeking inspiration for their life’s experiences. Q.Digital enables major brands such as HBO, Lexus, and Stoli to connect with this audience on a personal and credible level through custom branded content, video, live events and promotions.