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Tampa Bay Business Journal

The Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) is one of more than 43 weekly business newspapers across the country owned by American City Business Journals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Publications. Advance boasts “sister” titles such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Architectural Digest, GQ and Condé Nast Traveler. Additionally, they own approximately 24 daily newspapers as well as Bright House Networks. They are the largest, privately held publishing company in the world. The TBBJ is best known for local, breaking, business news and information that cannot be gotten anywhere else. They are a daily, and often a minute-by-minute, news organization that posts updates on their various social media channels. ACBJ employs more business journalists than any other organization in the country, and they rely on local business leaders to continue their success.

Ian Anderson
Publisher and Managing Partner

Ian Anderson is Market President and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business Journal. A Business Journal veteran, Anderson most recently joined the TBBJ in January 2018 from its parent company, American City Business Journals in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he oversaw the development of ACBJ’s digital platforms and products supporting 43 US cities. In his time at ACBJ’s corporate headquarters, he held roles managing ACBJ’s digital product development pipeline, and most recently served as Director of Digital Advertising, where he was tasked with guiding digital strategy and revenue growth for thirteen of ACBJ’s local publications.

Prior to joining ACBJ’s corporate offices, Anderson was market president and publisher of Albuquerque Business First, also an American City Business Journal property. During Anderson’s tenure as publisher, Albuquerque Business First grew at a rapid rate during a time of change in the media industry, with revenue, audience and Web traffic all increasing by double-digit percentages on an annual basis. Anderson joined American City Business Journals in 2007, as an Account Executive for the Tampa Bay Business Journal, quickly rising to Director of Audience Development for the publication.

A native of Rochester, New York, Anderson later moved to Boston, where he graduated from Northeastern University. He and his wife, Nicolette have two young children; Lachlan and Evangeline.

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