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Craig Veltri is the product and platform development manager for Gannett under the local northeast region in the Philadelphia suburbs. He was hired for Calkins as Web Master in 2011 which was acquired by GateHouse Media in 2017, then acquired by Gannett in 2019. During his time at Calkins/GateHouse Media/Gannett he has managed front-end development, marketing, social media, trade accounts and works closely with internal clients for digital processes and best practices with many years of experience. Working closely with sales he develops new advertising opportunities within our products. He currently manages local marketing department, coaching and training on digital products such as email blasts, website design, jQuery, CSS, Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress, HTML5 and Bootstrap from design to deployment.

In his early days, he earned a degree in visual communications. He studied graphic and advertising design, working for printers, publishers, marketing and advertising companies prior to Calkins such as Advertising Specialty Institute, MN Creative Design, RTB ADV, Yellow Book, Anchor Printing and Prescott Printing.

At Calkins he was the leader in developing the process of converting PhillyBurbs into 3 newspaper sites and worked closely directing employees on the mapping and conversion processes. He played the key role in the design and framework of the websites working closely with the creative director in 2013. He earned his certification for development in Town News CMS. He took the leadership role in converting the 3 sites into responsive websites and redesigned in 2016. He also took the lead role in migrating from one VMS(Limelight) to another (Field 59) and presented to western PA on the process and direction in 2016-2017. These are just a few of his accomplishments with Calkins.

Craig Veltri continuously focuses on producing the best user experience in email blast, apps, OTT, advertising, video, frameworks and design.

Some of Craig’s hobbies are stock photography, music and exercise.