New York, NY—Bonnier Corp. promoted Anthony M. Ruotolo to publisher of Popular Photography and American Photo. Ruotolo has been with the photography brands since 1997, most recently serving as associate publisher.
“Anthony’s strong relationships in the photography industry, built on trust and market knowledge, have positioned him as a leader in his field,” said Eric Zinczenko, executive vice president of Bonnier. “Since his arrival at Bonnier, Anthony has done a terrific job managing Popular Photography and American Photo to further their leadership positions in this important category.”
Ruotolo joined Bonnier Corp. in June 2009 as part of the Hachette Photo Group acquisition by Bonnier. He started at Hachette in 1997 as marketing manager of the two titles. Promoted to marketing director for the group a year later, before moving into sales in 2001 as national sales manager, he became associate publisher in 2006. Prior to publishing, Ruotolo was employed at the foreign-exchange desk at Dresdner Bank AG, and he later oversaw real-estate acquisitions for Connecticut-based investment firm A.P.L.
His passion for photography goes back to his childhood, working in a darkroom developing and printing film from a very young age. He has been an annually elected member of the board of the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) since 2005.
“We wish to engage the tens of millions of people across the country who have become interested in picture taking over the past few years and make them part of our audience,” said Ruotolo. “Whether print, TV, web, tablet or experiential events, anyone seeking guidance and inspiration on their personal photographic journey will find multiple channels through our brands.” bonniercorp.com