May 2, 2016 (Hardyston, NJ) – The Cannata Report, the leading media resource for the business technology, imaging and workflow solutions industry today announced that CJ Cannata has been named executive vice president and publisher, effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Frank G. Cannata, editor in chief and president of parent company Marketing Research Consultants LLC.
CJ Cannata joined The Cannata Report as vice president of content strategy in 2013 and has since held several positions, most recently senior vice president of brand strategy and development. During his tenure he has directed a number of initiatives including a redesign of The Cannata Report, the launch of a Women Influencer editorial franchise acknowledging contributions of women in the industry, the launch of The Cannata Report.com, and the establishment of an integrated marketing and advertising sales business which is predominantly responsible for the company’s estimated 60% growth rate in recent years. In his new role as publisher, he will continue to oversee the evolution and expansion of The Cannata Report with a number of new ventures, drawing on his marketing, branding and sales background to grow The Cannata Report and Marketing Research LLC. In addition to his position as publisher, he will continue to serve as a contributing writer and partner. CJ Cannata succeeds Frank J. Cannata who founded The Cannata Report and has served as publisher since its inception in 1982.
“It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce the appointment of CJ Cannata to executive vice president and publisher of The Cannata Report. In a period of less than 3 and a half years he has made an enormous contribution to our publication,” said Frank G. Cannata. “His knowledge and experience of the media world has energized and propelled our entire organization to reach new heights. At the present rate of growth he will have enabled us to double our current revenue level in less than three years.”
“This is an honor and a thrill and I am extremely happy to serve as publisher of The Cannata Report. I am dedicated to continuing the evolution of our strategy of these past three years that has deepened our relationship with our audience and advertising partners while enabling us to make significant advancements with a variety of new endeavors, including new strategic partnerships that encompass content shares, special events, industry panels and speaking engagements,” said CJ Cannata.
CJ Cannata has over 17 years of integrated marketing and branding experience in the consumer media and entertainment businesses. He has held senior level marketing positions with Time Warner, Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and FHM magazine, the leading international men’s lifestyle media brand. He has won two Media Industry Newsletter Integrated Marketing Awards for programs developed and executed for Levi Strauss & Co. and MillerCoors during his respective tenures at Time Warner and FHM.
CJ Cannata has a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Russian language and Eastern European area studies from Tufts University.
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