Campaign appoints first US editor-in-chief

Haymarket Media Group has appointed Douglas Quenqua as its first US editor in chief of Campaign.

Douglas Quenqua: appointed US e-in-c of Campaign
Douglas Quenqua: appointed US e-in-c of Campaign

When he joins Campaign on 4 May Quenqua he will lead the US editorial team and report to Claire Beale, the global editor-in-chief at Campaign and Adrian Barrick, the editorial director at Campaign US.

Across his 18 years of experience covering the advertising, marketing and communications industries Quenqua has written for The New York Times, Wired and Fast Company.

Earlier in his career he was the news editor of Adweek and Haymarket’s PR Week in the US.

Beale said: "We now have a network of highly successful Campaign brands around the world which come together to provide deep local insight and a unique global perspective on the news and trends shaping the creative marcoms industries.

"Adding Doug into the mix will not only secure our position in the world’s biggest marcoms market, but his knowledgeable voice will be invaluable in underlining Campaign as the place to go for the most provocative and inspiring perspectives on our industry."

Campaign covers the advertising, media and marketing industries from the UK, Asia, India, the Middle East and Turkey as well as the US. The community-led US site launched in New York in September 2014 at Advertising Week.

Quenqua said: "It's not often you get the opportunity to build an entirely new voice in the US advertising press, much less one backed by an internationally known brand like Campaign.

"Advertising is a global business, and today you need a global footprint to cover it. I'm looking forward to putting together a great team and adding something of value to the conversation."

Quenqua's appointment coincides with Campaign US moving into its next phase of growth. As part of this development Campaign US has appointed its launch managing editor, Matthew Rothenberg, to the role of director of content.

The launch editor, Sarah Shearman, moves to contributing editor.