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Robert Young


The Advocate - Georges Media
General Manager - Advertising

Robert Young, as the General Manager for Advertising at The Advocate and Times-Picayune and previously as the VP for Digital Solutions, has been a driving force behind the organization's significant digital expansion since joining in 2018. A seasoned professional with a rich background in digital media, Robert brings invaluable experience from his tenure at Dominion Enterprises’ Employment Guide and Gannett’s Tallahassee Democrat. An alumnus of the University of Florida, he has led The Advocate's digital transformation, achieving an 117% increase in local digital revenues over five years. 


His leadership has been instrumental in launching highly successful ventures, including the Emmy Award-winning 'Mardi Gras for All Y’all' event, the organization's pivot into the sports betting market, and now the push into new media forms including TikTok, streaming video prodution, and Amazon advertising. Robert's innovative approach and leadership continue to shape the future of digital media and business growth at The Advocate and Times-Picayune.

Robert Young
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