DICKINSON, N.D. – The Dickinson Press has hired Bob Carruth as its new advertising director, reports Publisher Harvey Brock.
Brock said he has worked with Carruth at two different newspaper locations.
“He has proven himself to be a very valuable resource,” Brock said.
Carruth will start at The Press on May 7.
Carruth came out of broadcasting to begin his newspaper career as a sales executive in 1984 at the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa, Idaho. He stayed in the newspaper industry and has been an advertising leader and trainer for a number of newspapers during his career, including three newspapers in Idaho, three in Oregon and newspapers in Montana, Washington, South Dakota, Iowa and California.
He has been a leader in media marketing, responsible for launching new publications and audience-focused initiatives for both online and print across the nation. In addition to his work in advertising, he was project manager for a $1.5 million dollar press and mailroom installation and software integration projects.
He also has served on boards for local non-profit organizations and economic development boards.
Carruth, and his wife, Gloria, who is a medical assistant, have three grown children, one grandson and will be welcoming another grandson in June.
The Dickinson Press is owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, N.D., which owns dozens of newspapers, websites, television and radio stations, and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.