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appointed Advertising Director of the Philadelphia Tribune
28, 2009) The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation's oldest continuously
published African-American newspaper, has announced the addition of
Robert Bush as Advertising Director.
"It is a privilege to be working with The Philadelphia Tribune and the
very dynamic team Mr. Bogle has assembled. This is one of the top
newspapers anywhere in the country and I look forward to contributing to
its continued success," said Bush.
Al Thomas, The Philadelphia Tribune's long time Advertising Director,
remains in that post, and both men will report to Robert W. Bogle,
President and CEO.
Bush brings years of advertising sales and marketing experience to the
position. "We are pleased that Mr. Bush has joined the organization and
we look to him to exhibit some of the strong skills that he brings to
this newspaper," said Bogle.
Bush previously served as president of the National Newspaper Publishers
Association's (NNPA) Advertising and Marketing Group. The NNPA is the
trade association for more than 200 African-American newspapers in the
The full service marketing firm plans, places and develops advertising
campaigns designed to reach the core demographics of the
African-American community through newspaper, magazine, Internet and
radio outlets throughout the country.
Previously, Bush served as vice president for the Multicultural Division
at Ethnic Print Media Group, (EPMG) where he was in charge of developing
a link with advertisers and Black consumers utilizing various media
outlets throughout the print industry. His other responsibilities
included brand development for EPMG and the development of marketing
strategies for national markets. In addition, Bush was the General Sales
Manager of The Wave Newspapers in Los Angeles, Calif.
He has also served as a board member for the California Newspaper
Advertising Executive Association and has participated in both the Los
Angeles Latino and Black Business Expos.
The Philadelphia Tribune is America's oldest and the Greater
Philadelphia region's largest newspaper reflecting the African-American
experience. Established in 1884 by Christopher J. Perry, and currently
led by its publisher, Robert W. Bogle, The Tribune is headquartered in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and
2008 the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored the Tribune
with the Russwurm Award, the highest honor to "Best Newspaper in