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Posted on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 : 12:25 p.m.

MLive Media Group announces leadership change in sales, marketing

By Lizzy Alfs

MLive Media Group announced a leadership change on Wednesday in the company’s sales and marketing department, MLive reports.


Matt Sharp


Charity Plaxton

Matt Sharp, MLive Media Group’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, was named president of the Alabama Media Group, effective immediately.

Sharp will be succeeded in his MLive post by Charity Plaxton, the company’s vice president of sales.

Advance Local is the parent company of both the MLive and Alabama media groups.

“Charity understands all aspects of our business and fully embraces the wonderful opportunities that the MLive Media Group brings to our business partners throughout Michigan. Her promotion is very well deserved,” MLive Media Group President Dan Gaydou said.

Sharp played a key role in forming MLive Media Group in 2012. Prior to that, he was publisher of the Flint Journal, Bay City Times and Saginaw News. He moved to Michigan in 2002 to help create the Michigan Business Review, a group of business journals that included the Ann Arbor Business Review.


Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at


An Arborigine

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 1:19 a.m.

I have an idea, how about letting people reading comment on articles that are published here without registering on some other site. Seems every UM sports article is published on that other site that we don't use, but proudly displayed here. Can that be corrected?

An Arborigine

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 12:41 a.m.

What is MLive anyway? I'm so happy that they've beefed up there sales and marketing of whatever they are though.


Thu, Jul 25, 2013 : 10:53 p.m.