Campaign appoints Douglas Quenqua as its US Editor-in-Chief

Haymarket Media Group has appointed Douglas Quenqua as its first US editor in chief of Campaign.

Quenqua will join Campaign on May 4 and will lead the Campaign US team based in Chelsea, in the heart of Manhattan. He will report to Claire Beale, Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign and Adrian Barrick, Editorial Director, Campaign US.

In an 18-year career, Quenqua has established himself as one of the US’s leading marcoms journalists. He has been a freelance writer for brands including the New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, The Atlantic, the New York Observer, and Columbia Magazine. He is also a former news editor of Adweek and Haymarket’s own PR Week in the US.

In addition, Quenqua is an accomplished media commentator, having appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, CNBC and others.

Quenqua said: "It's not often you get the opportunity to build an entirely new voice in the U.S. advertising press, much less one backed by an internationally known brand like Campaign. Advertising is a global business, and today you need a global footprint to cover it. I'm looking forward to putting together a great team and adding something of value to the conversation."

Claire Beale, global editor in chief of Campaign, commented: “We now have a network of highly successful Campaign brands around the world which come together to provide deep local insight and a unique global perspective on the news and trends shaping the creative marcoms industries. Adding Doug into the mix will not only secure our position in the world’s biggest marcoms market, but his knowledgeable voice will be invaluable in underlining Campaign as the place to go for the most provocative and inspiring perspectives on our industry.”

Campaign US’s editorial director Adrian Barrick added: “I’m delighted that Doug will be leading Campaign in the US. He brings energy, ideas, a hugely impressive track record and a bulging contacts book. Plus, he’s a great guy to work with. For a site like Campaign that is building a position at the heart of the marcoms community, it’s extremely helpful to have an Editor in Chief who knows pretty much all the key players in it.”

Quenqua joins Campaign US as its kicks into the next phase of its development, with a fresh round of investment in its editorial and commercial teams, says Haymarket. The team will also be strengthened as Matthew Rothenberg is appointed director of content, as launch editor Sarah Shearman moves to contributing editor.

Campaign launched in the US in September last year.