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Don Hurd

Hello, I'm Don Hurd. I am founder, CEO and President of Hoosier Media Group. I own five newspapers in Indiana.

Don Hurd has over 30 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. Known by his peers as, Mr. Revenue, Don Hurd has been an innovator in producing “out of the box” revenue ideas for newspapers. He has won over 70 national and state awards for his promotions and revenue ideas. Besides generating revenue Don Hurd’s newspapers have won several community service and general excellence awards from national and state press associations. Additionally, his newspapers have won national print quality competitions at least five times. Hurd has worked for Howard Publications, Home News Enterprises, Liberty Media Group, and Community Media Group. Recently, Hurd founded Hoosier Media Group. HMG is one of Indiana's fastest growing media companies having acquired five newspapers and shoppers in Indiana for it's media portfolio. Hurd continues to consult with the other newspapers to help them achieve their revenue and sales goals. Hurd has served the industry by serving on committees for the Inland Press Association, Hoosier State Press Association and NNA. Additionally, he has served as president of Hoosier State Press Association and Indiana Advertising Executives Association. Hurd has served on the board of directors for the Illinois Press Association. He also has served as a guest presenter for Inland Press Association, Hoosier State Press Association andIllinois Press Association on revenue generation. Don Hurd is a graduate of Ball State University with degrees in Telecommunications, Journalism and Marketing.

Don Hurd's Background

Don Hurd's Experience

President, CEO and Founder at Hoosier Media Group, LLC

| Fowler, IN

•Management – Solid background in planning and executing sales and marketing. Hands-on manager with highly developed negotiation skills and experience cultivating strategic business partnerships. Equally strong in budgeting and financial management. Excellent cost-control management skills. •Marketing – Proven ability to recognize and capitalize on market trends and assume bottom-line responsibility for strategic planning, pricing, market research, and forecasting. Broad knowledge of marketing disciplines, including research, telemarketing, promotional planning, pricing, event planning, and advertising. •Communication – Persuasive communicator with well-developed presentation and negotiation skills. Able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, customers, and staff at all levels. •Strong creative thinking, problem solving and developmental skills. •Extensive experience in developing new and innovative revenue streams and reducing departmental and overall expenses. •Proficient in computer skills, keyboarding, and Internet applications.

Don Hurd's Education

Ball State University

1976 – 1980

BS of Communications

Concentration: Marketing, Journalism

Don Hurd's Interests & Activities

Collecting antiques, Coca Cola memorabilia, Photography, Power Walking, Community Involvement, Singing, Computers/Internet, Celebrity Autographs, Amusement Parks and Traveling

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