Amanda Smith serves as Fairchild Media’s President, leading sales, marketing, live media and business operations across Fairchild’s WWD, Footwear News, Sourcing Journal and Beauty Inc. She directly manages the sales and marketing teams across WWD, FN and Beauty Inc as well as all live media and branded content across Fairchild Media.
As an award-winning ad sales leader over two decades, Smith has deep experience and relationships in the luxury, retail and fashion sectors. Her reputation for relentless innovation on behalf of clients has led to a stellar track record of outperforming expectations, delivering revenue growth, and forging successful teams and first-ever opportunities and partnerships.
Prior to joining PMC, Amanda served in ad-sales leadership at some of the most iconic brands in publishing, including Fast Company, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Conde Nast Traveler. Most recently, Smith led Fast Company to its best-ever YOY ad sales growth in 2018 despite a challenged marketplace and, that same year, she also led the annual Innovation Festival to its best sponsorship performance in history. Overseeing a diverse and expanding business-side portfolio, from sales and brand partnerships to marketing and client solutions to special events, she has pioneered the successful pivot to virtual thought-leadership conferences, webinars and festivals.
Amanda lives in New York City and Long Island with her husband, Ted, and their two young boys