Andrew Finlayson

SmithGeiger, SVP, Digital Strategies

Andrew Finlayson is the executive vice president of digital and social media strategies at SmithGeiger where he works with leading media companies regarding digital strategies such as social media, news apps, streaming video/OTT, and mobile content. He joined SmithGeiger after being a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before the fellowship, Finlayson was the director of online content and business development for the Fox Television Stations group where he focused on SEO, CMS, video streaming, and internal/external partnerships. He was promoted to this position after serving as the vice president and news director for the Fox Chicago duopoly WFLD-WPWR.

Previously, Finlayson was the news director at KTVU serving the San Francisco DMA when the station was honored by the Project for Excellence in Journalism for the highest quality local newscast in the country. He is the recipient of numerous Emmy and Edward R. Murrow regional awards; has reported from Asia, South America, Europe, Russia, and across the U.S.; regularly speaks at industry conferences; and is author of the book Questions That Work (AMACOM), which has been translated into five languages.

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