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Hearst Magazines Makes Automotive Brand Changes

Felix DiFilippo has been named Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Car and Driver and Road & Track. DiFilippo comes to Hearst Magazines from The Atlantic Media Company, where he most recently served as Associate Publisher. He had been with Atlantic Media since 2008.

DiFilippo succeeds Robert Houghtlin III, who is now Executive Director of Automotive Sales for Hearst Men’s Group. Houghtlin will be responsible for automotive advertising for the Car and Driver, Road & Track and Popular Mechanics brands.

“Felix will be instrumental in taking these highly respected brands to the next level of growth, building on the foundation that Rob and the team created,” said Jack Essig, Senior Vice President, Publishing Director and Chief Revenue Officer for Hearst Men’s Group. “We see great potential in these titles, and we’re excited to further develop them a full 360 degrees.”

DiFilippo will begin at Hearst on March 26.

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