BuzzFeed’s Greg Coleman is Publishing Executive of the Year at the Digiday Publishing Awards

BuzzFeed president Greg Coleman has been named Publishing Executive of the Year at the Digiday Publishing Awards. A first-time winner, Greg is a veteran of AOL, The Huffington Post and most recently of ad tech firm Criteo. He joined BuzzFeed in August 2014 to help mature its ad business.

“It’s all about Jonah Peretti and his executive team. It’s a great brand. I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Mr. Coleman on his win.

BuzzFeed also won Best New Vertical/Brand for Tasty, its incredibly popular food and cooking vertical. According to Tubular Labs data for February 2017, Tasty content was viewed over 1 billion times across Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, with the bulk of the views coming from Facebook, a testament to the media brand’s bet on distributed platform strategy.

View the full list of finalists here.