Q.Digital Names Joel Shoemaker Regional Vice President of Sales

Leading LGBTQ publisher hires former Pride Media exec to expand its growing lineup of advertising partners

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Q.Digital, the leading global LGBTQ online publisher, today announced the appointment of Joel Shoemaker, formerly of Pride Media, as Regional Vice President Sales based in New York City. He will report to Justin Garrett, Chief Revenue Officer.

In his new position, Shoemaker will focus on super-serving Q.Digital’s rapidly growing list of integrated advertising partners.

Shoemaker comes to Q.Digital with over a decade of experience in the digital space at Pride Media, iHeartMedia and Motivate, where he established a proven record of facilitating long term business relationships. His solution-oriented background will complement Q.Digital’s ability to meet the needs of marketing partners as it grows its position as an independent media partner.

Shoemaker joins the Q.Digital sales team that includes some of the most- experienced and trusted professionals in the media marketplace in addition to Garrett: Scott Furman, Regional Vice President Sales; Jake Myers Senior Account Manager and Susan Veenschoten, Ad Operations Lead.

“I’m really honored to join the team at Q.Digital. Its brands are leaders in their respective areas with Queerty leading in entertainment, GayCities leading in travel and LGBTQ Nation leading in social reach,” said Shoemaker. “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 5 million across our digital, social and mobile apps.”

“Joel comes to Q.Digital with a wealth of experience,” said Q.Digital CEO Scott Gatz. “He 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.”

About Q.Digital 
As an LGBTQ owned and operated National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Conference certified business enterprise, Q.Digital is the trusted voice in the LGBTQ community reaching a highly engaged audience of more than 5 million per month. Q.Digital connects brands to the market through its digital properties—Queerty, the popular news and entertainment site; GayCities, the travel site covering 238 destinations worldwide; and LGBTQ Nation, America’s most followed LGBTQ news source.

Q.Digital is an indispensable resource for individuals seeking inspiration for their life’s experiences. Q.Digital enables major brands such as Netflix, Gilead, Lexus, and NBCUniversal to connect with this audience on a personal and credible level through branded content, custom video, events and promotions. 2019 digital programs including custom events include the Queerties (February), Pride 50 (May to July), and Best of GayCities (December).

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