Borrell Associates today announced that it will award Kirk Davis, president and chief operating officer of GateHouse Media, its 2013 Award of Merit for outstanding leadership and innovation in local media. The award will be presented on March 5 at Borrell’s 2013 Local Online Advertising Conference.
“Among all this year’s nominees, Kirk Davis stood out in an exceptional way,” Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates said in the announcement. “He’s provided leadership in such a way that I don’t think we’ll be calling GateHouse a ‘newspaper’ company much longer. With the creation of Propel Marketing, he’s taken his company out of the ‘disrupted’ column and is making GateHouse a disruptor.”