Leslie Magalios named sales leader for News & Eagle, EnidNews.com

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Veteran media sales executive Leslie Magalios is the new advertising director of the Enid (Okla.) News & Eagle and EnidNews.com.

Magalios comes to Enid from Chattanooga, Tenn., where she was multimedia account manager for WEHCO Media. Prior to that, she had been director of sales and marketing for GateHouse Media in New Bedford, Mass.

"Leslie brings to Oklahoma lots of great marketing ideas from her print and digital sales experience in other states," said Jeff Funk, publisher of the News & Eagle. "We believe Leslie will able to lead our publications and related services in new ways to help Northwest Oklahoma area businesses market themselves most effectively."

In Enid, Magalios will be responsible for directing advertising in the daily newspaper, the weekly Vance Airscoop newspaper, plus "The Neighbor" weekly publication for non-subscribers. She also will lead sales of digital information products such as EnidNews.com, with desktop, mobile and app access, plus email marketing and sales of advanced digital advertising on websites unrelated to Enid news.

Funk described Magalios' background as ideal for the diverse advertising options expected and offered locally.

Her 30-plus years of media sales have spanned eight states from coast to coast, with sales or sales leadership roles in: The Dallas Morning News, the Miami (Fla.) Herald, the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, the Orange County (Calif.) Register, the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. She also helped lead special projects for Morris Communications in Augusta, Ga., and E.W. Scripps in Knoxville, Tenn.

"It is a privilege to be representing the Enid News & Eagle as the new advertising director. I look forward to helping local businesses develop successful multimedia marketing strategies to help their future growth," Magalios said. "The Enid community has been very warm and welcoming, and I am excited to call it home."

The News & Eagle and EnidNews.com serve the information and marketing needs of northwest and north-central Oklahoma with news-related print and digital products, community magazines, special events, social media promotion, email and phone text news and marketing, and commercial printing. The subscriber-based news products reach more than 25,000 people every day, plus a wide and variable audience through social media.

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