Source: The Beat
John Rood, DC's Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, will be leaving the company at the end of this year. According to multiple reports, Rood's position is being eliminated as part of a corporate reshuffle, and his various responsibilities will be handed off to other employees, including Dan Didio, Jim Lee and Amit Desai, who's DC's Senior Vice President of Franchise Management. For those keeping track at home, Didio and Lee will take control over the sales and business development aspects of Rood's position.
Rood is best known for spearheading DC's advancements in digital publishing, including the introduction of a line of digital first comics that include the popular Injustice and Batman 66 series, as well as the company releasing digital copies of their comics on the same day as their print series. Rood was also responsible for the marketing behind many of DC's major events, including the New 52 relaunch.
I will say that DC's digital publications is one of the few bright spots the company has right now, and Rood was a big reason for that. Hopefully, we won't see DC's digital brand regress after his departure.
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