Doug has a great mix of Entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 sales experience. He originally met and worked with Pat Giblin at the start-up theGolfer.com where he was in charge of sales in the Arizona market. At theGolfer.com Doug found his passion for the mix of Internet advertising coupled with traditional media in expanding your brand and reaching your target market through a proper media mix.
After theGolfer.com, Doug still had a passion for the golf industry and started publishing Golfer’s Guide in Arizona as well as working with the Arizona Golf Association with their publication and website. It was about this time the real estate market was booming and he started publishing a real estate publication that caught the attention of The Wall Street Journal. Subsequentially; Hosey went to work for The Wall Street Journal as a Global Multimedia Advertising Sales Executive (Fun Fact: Doug was the first WSJ Advertising sales executive to work from a home-based office) and not only expanded in-market sales for the WSJ in the US, but across Europe and Asia. With his success, The WSJ recognized opportunity and expanded their sales force across the country focusing on in-market sales people. Of course we all know what happened with the real estate market in 2008… enough said!
Most recently Doug worked at Gannett Corp’s second largest media property behind the USA Today, Republic Media in Arizona. He was responsible in generating over $3MM/year in multimedia advertising sales and was a consistent presence on the President’s Club roster. While at Gannett Doug spirited another web based start-up focusing on the electronic kiosk industry where he is in charge of sales & marketing.
Doug supports the 451 degrees team with a great understanding of the media industry as well as consumer activity with the framework of social media and how it’s changing the landscape of SEO and advertising.
Doug graduated from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in Marketing & Management. When not working, you can find him on the golf course or planning his next trip to the beach to get out of the summer heat in Arizona. Having been a night club disc jockey in college, his music tastes are still stuck in the 80’s… gladly his clothing style isn’t!