Jay Felts is President of Comag Marketing Group (CMG), where he leads a team that is entrusted with overseeing the retail marketing and supply chain logistics for many of publishing’s most storied brands.
As a 30 year veteran of the publishing industry, Jay was previously CMG’s Senior Vice President, retail sales & logistics. During his 10 years as SVP, he aggressively led CMG’s North American retail sales/logistics, in-store merchandising and category management teams, while managing key business relationships throughout the wholesale and retail supply chain.
Jay has regularly taken leadership roles in representing the magazine industry to the retail trade, positioning CMG as a “solutions provider” while promoting the overall category. Under his sales leadership, CMG also spearheaded a number of magazine launches on behalf of its clients, orchestrating the retail dynamics critical to insuring a seamless and successful introduction to the marketplace.
Before joining CMG, Felts was Senior Vice President of The News Group with responsibility for all national chain marketing activities that amounted to more than $700 million in annual sales. Prior to that, he held executive positions with Simon & Schuster overseeing the retail sales/distribution of several of their book imprints across North America. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility on the sales staffs of The New York Times Company and Time Warner Retail.