Jim Murphy came to The Daily Gazette as vice president of advertising in March 2013 with a broad portfolio of media experiences in editorial, sales, marketing, copywriting, advertising creative direction, Web development, corporate sales project management and training, as well as tenure as a regional publisher. He has won 29 editorial and marketing awards; among them was a first place for spot news from the Syracuse Press Club for reporting from the White House; designation by Suburban Newspapers of America (S.N.A) as that organization’s national Advertising Director of the Year for daily newspapers in 2007; and 15 awards for copywriting and creative direction from the Syracuse Ad Club in 1997-98. He developed and launched the first Web sites for the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, and while overseeing The Post-Star Web site (Glens Falls) it was named as the Best Local Community Web site in the U.S. for newspapers under 40,000 circulation by S.N.A. in 2009. Murphy has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in community services administration, both from Alfred University. He also completed 18 credit hours in the master’s program in media management at Syracuse University. Jim has taught as adjunct at several colleges in advertising, marketing, news writing, and other disciplines, as well as at a private high school. He has been active as a board member / volunteer in a number of non-profits, particularly trade, youth and economic development organizations; and was an inaugural member of Leadership Greater Syracuse. He lives in Glens Falls with his wife, Mary, and three children.
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