Since Gail Day joined the Harvard Business Review in 2010, the company has seen tremendous growth even as its traditional print advertising revenues have declined. As the vice president of global advertising and publishing, Day is at the forefront of these innovative changes.
Under her leadership, Harvard Business Review’s ad revenue has grown significantly—by 15 percent within just the last year. Part of this success is surely that Day has greatly expanded the range of the company’s integrated advertising options. Now, Harvard Business Review offers creative solutions across its print and digital platforms, including research and custom events. She has also notably increased the company’s luxury advertising category, creating successful partnerships with major brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Cartier and Porsche. All the while, the circulation for the 95-year-old Harvard Business Review’s print product has never been higher.
Day is not exactly a new corporate visionary—in fact, she’s a longtime industry veteran. She came to Harvard Business Review after already amassing a wealth of sales and media experience. She spent five years as the advertising director at Condé Nast’s The New Yorker, six years as an associate publisher at Condé Nast and three years as a publisher of Forbes.