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Lindsay Nelson Promoted to Vox Media’s First Chief Commercial Officer

Nelson served as the company’s first CMO for the last 15 months

Lindsay Nelson has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer of Vox Media, effective today. She continues to serve on the executive team, reporting into CEO Jim Bankoff.

As Chief Commercial Officer, Lindsay’s remit expands her role to now be in charge of all teams responsible for leading and executing revenue growth across the portfolio company’s core advertising businesses. This includes overseeing sales, marketing, Vox Creative (our branded content practice), Concert (our digital advertising marketplace), conferences & experiential, sponsorships, account management, revenue strategy and operations.

Since joining Vox Media 3 1/2 years ago, Lindsay has been instrumental in Vox Media’s tremendous and continuous growth. Known for her strategic business sense and entrepreneurial drive, Lindsay builds with a bias towards action and a belief that you are only as good as your team.

In her time as CMO, Lindsay saw Vox Media achieve many wins. Some of these include, leading the dramatic growth of Vox Media’s branded content business; introducing a wildly popular experiential platform at SXSW called The Deep End; taking over the reins of the Recode conference business; and launched Vox Media’s first brand campaign, “Go Deeper”, that helped audiences and customers understand the commitment to storytelling that resonates within every Vox Media network and franchise, from Eater’s city sites to Vox’s new daily podcast, ‘Today, Explained’, to the live journalism that happens on stage at Code Conference.

“We are very excited to appoint Lindsay in this important role of Chief Commercial Officer,” says Jim Bankoff, CEO, Vox Media. “Lindsay has been an incredible asset for the past 3 ½ years at Vox Media and someone we and our clients respect a great deal. She has pushed the company to think big and aggressively about how we build brand equity and relevance, create products that drive business value for our advertising partners, and enter new commercial spaces like branded content and Concert. I’ve had the privilege of having her bright mind at the table and am grateful for her leadership overseeing important lines of business for our company. I look forward to seeing where she’ll take Vox Media in this expanded role.”