Innovator — Guy Griggs
Guy Griggs is a force to be reckoned with. As the VP of National Sales, he oversees all national sales for The New York Times Advertising department nationwide. In this role, Guy is responsible for all national sales and agency relationships and partnerships.
Guy joined The Times in May of 2017 as the Head of Revenue for HelloSociety and Fake Love, the influencer and experiential agencies that were acquired by The New Times Company in 2016. He spent the balance of that year overseeing partnerships and sales for both companies, focusing on innovative collaborations with The Times’s ad sales team. He then moved to New York Times Advertising in 2018 as an Executive Advertising Director, managing the auto, tech, entertainment and financial services verticals out of New York, earning the ‘Executive Director of The Year’ award. In addition to managing those verticals, Guy took on the Client Services department in 2019 and reimagined the team and its culture. In 2020, Guy assumed the role of Head of Industry – Financial Services, where he was awarded the ‘Head of Industry (HOI) of The Year’ award.
Guy’s passion for The New York Times extends beyond his contributions to the ad team and, as he recently stepped down in 2023 from serving two years as programming chair of the steering committee for the Black@NYT ERG. In this position - Guy led the ambitious planning and execution of powerful company events. Prior to joining The Times, Guy led the New York sales team of The Washington Post, and before that was an account executive at CNN International and Bloomberg L.P.