Wide Open Media Group Hires Media Veteran David Mackay to Grow West Coast Partnerships

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Wide Open Media Group, the leading digital media publisher dedicated to the Heartland of America, has officially announced the hiring of David Mackay as Director of Brand Partnerships, West. David formerly worked for Yahoo!, IAC, Yelp, and most recently was Director of Sales at Bitly.

Preston Junger VP, Wide Open Media Preston Junger, VP of Sales for Wide Open Media, said,”This is a big win for Wide Open Media. I had the pleasure of hiring and managing David at Yelp. During that time he was consistently the top sales-person on the National sales team. We called upon him to build brand partnerships at a high level across three offices; New YorkLondon, and San Francisco. I’m confident David will excel at connecting with brands and showing them that Wide Open Media is the priority online destination for Heartland consumers.”

Throughout his career, David has flourished as both an individual contributor and sales manager, accumulating numerous awards and a proven track record.

DaviD Mackay Wide Open Media“I’ve been a fan of Wide Open Media for some time, and am excited to join the team,” David said. “I have been consistently drawn in by their quality content. After meeting with the team and seeing how driven and passionate they are, it was clear this was a natural fit. A lot of brands try to market to the Heartland, and many miss the mark. The team at Wide Open Media knows how to come up with creative ways to integrate branded content with the user experience. Having spent a lot of my childhood growing up in Upstate New York, fishing, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors, this company and their mission brings me back to the things I love about the Heartland.”

David will work out of the company’s San Francisco office, and focus his efforts on the West Coast territory to put Wide Open Media on the radar of the world’s biggest brands.

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