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Management

 

James N. Luddy
Co-Founder, President
 
Jim is one of the most experienced out-of-home media advertising professionals in the U.S. with over 25 years of experience in the business. Jim has held high level positions in major airport advertising companies and has been a key person in the airport advertising business since 1981.
From 1994 to 1998 Jim was Director of National Sales for Ackerley Airport Advertising.. Under his leadership Ackerley became the # 1 airport advertising company in the U.S. with over 100 airports.
In 1998 he founded Executive Media Network (EMN) where he served as President/CEO. He directed the formation and all operations of a new concept in place-based media. He led the company in developing a program of art-framed poster displays in airline clubs and private aviation facilities in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. EMN generated over $30,000,000 in sales over the last seven (7) fiscal years. More than fifteen (15) different airlines and private aviation companies participating in the network.
In 2006, Jim co-founded Prestige Media Inc (PMI) which operates a program of strategically positioned poster displays and integrated marketing programs on ferryboats throughout the East Coast and West Coast of the U.S. Jim is President/CEO. The company has expanded rapidly and offers coverage of over 21 commuter and tourism ferry services including, NY, SF, Seattle, Boston, Cape Cod, Block Island, Key West and others.
PMI is headquartered at 160 Summit Ave, Montvale NJ with offices in San Francisco and Florida.
 
Richard Conti
Co-Founder, Exec. VP
 
Rich, co-founder, has an extensive background in marketing and advertising. Upon graduation from Bucknell University, Rich joined the advertising firm founded by his father and uncle. He very quickly broadened the company’s expertise into consumer marketing as an extension of its business-to-business account base, helping to grow its annual sales to over $20,000,000.
Rich later co-founded Business Marketing Communications Group, a new operating unit of Griffin Bacal, a $300,000,000 division of Omnicom, a prominent international advertising firm. His extensive background brings a unique perspective and set of advertiser-focused marketing skills to the out-of-home media programs of Prestige Media Inc.
Rich has applied his marketing and advertising skills to develop marketing programs for leading multi-national firms through the development and implementation of multi-million dollar campaigns for leading consumer brands such as Adidas, Blockbuster Entertainment, Columbia House Record Club, E&J Gallo Winery, EZ-Pass Transportation System, Fuji Novel, LendingTree.com, Maxell, Marcal Paper Products, Monro Muffler/Brake, NBA/ New Jersey Nets, Olsten Temp Services, Purex Brands, Perillo Tours, Syms Clothing, Solgar Vitamins amongst others.
In the mid-nineties, he directed his focus to the Internet and the emerging need for professional marketing expertise. Rich, along with a group of Internet pioneers he founded Conti Marketing Associates (CMA), to provide specialized online marketing services. Rich ’s company helped define many of the viable options available to market products and services on the World Wide Web.
In 2005, Rich joined with Jim to found PMI, a company focused on providing out-of-home media to help solve marketing problems through alternative media solutions. Over the last (3) three years Rich has dedicated himself to developing new media properties for PMI and heading up sales efforts for national, regional and local PMI properties.
 
Daniel Rodriguez
SR. VP, Marketing, Government Relations
 
Daniel Rodriguez is Senior Vice President of Marketing, Government Relations at Prestige Media Inc. Mr. Rodriguez brings extensive experience in execution-oriented marketing approaches to branding, relationship marketing and designing communications initiatives, as well as media strategy, product launches, market research, internal communications, event planning, production of videotapes and films, website management, and strategic and crises communications. At PMI he is responsible for business development with national and regional advertisers, ensuring that client-advertising and marketing objectives are being met. Mr. Rodriguez has a long and distinguished career in media, covering television and newspapers. He founded MGR Group, which is a full-service marketing, media and government relations firm. He has also held various executive level positions in marketing and media relations at Gannett, PBS and Hughes Television Network. Mr. Rodriguez also has extensive government experience having held various senior positions in Federal, State and County governments
 
William M. Barry
VP, Sales
 
Bill is a valuable member of the Prestige Media Inc. sales team. Bill brings unique skills to PMI. A substantial part of his business career has been devoted to print and multi-media advertising sales.
During his twenty (20) years with the USA TODAY/Gannett Co. he was appointed President of USA TODAY’S Denver Region in charge of launching the national paper into 5 Rocky Mountain States. He also served as a Vice President of Corporate Marketing for USA TODAY and 150 other Gannett newspapers, broadcast and outdoor operations.
His seven (7) years with The Thomson Publishing Corp. were highlighted when he was appointed publisher of daily Thomson-owned newspapers in Florida, Colorado, California and Pennsylvania. He also held the position of President of the Thomson Newspapers, South Florida Media Group where he supervised creation of the largest Internet news and tourism web sites serving the Florida Keys.
As Vice President of New York-based Universal Media, Inc. he was responsible for U.S., Caribbean and South American advertising and marketing operations for travel magazines distributed in 20 countries. In this capacity he also hosted travel trade shows in major markets throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Bill is responsible for National Sales and manages all of PMI operations in South Florida.