Demand Media Hires Ad Sales Head

Santa Monica-based Demand Media has hired a new executive to head up the firm's advertising sales, the firm disclosed Tuesday. Demand Media has appointed George Stewart as the company's Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, heading up sales for all of the company's sales channels. The firm said that Stewart will build a sales team to increase sales revenue of Demand's eHow,, Cracked,, and other web sites. Stewart joins from Next New Networks, and has also served at LAUNCH.COM and Yahoo!. Demand Media is a very well funded, an online media publisher headed by former MySpace chairman Richard Rosenblatt.