Valiant notes that in her new role Ward will work to further develop relationships between the publisher and the direct market retail partners that she used to count herself among. Ward’s new job will also involve leading promotional campaigns for new Valiant comics issues, story arcs, and titles. Basically, Valiant has tapped Ward to use her expertise in selling comic books to fans in the service of selling comic books to comic book shops.
Valiant has been busy with internal personnel moves as of late, with things really picking up in December. A full press release about the latest hiring by Valiant can be found below:
Valiant Entertainment is extremely proud to announce that former JHU Comic Books manager Dani Ward has joined the company as a Sales Manager!
As Sales Manager at Valiant HQ, Ward is focused on further developing relationships with Valiant’s direct market retail partners. Ward is also spearheading promotional campaigns for new issues and new story arcs for Valiant titles. Thanks to her years of experience in comic book retail and even more years as a passionate comic book fan, Ward’s the perfect choice to help Valiant continue to grow and meet retailers’ needs.
“We are thrilled to bring Dani onboard the Valiant Sales Team,” said VP of Sales & Marketing Matthew Klein. “Her years of working in comic book retail positions her ideally to be able to help Valiant better understand what our direct market partners need from publishers now. She’s a fountain of ideas and has a tireless commitment to this industry. Dani is a tour de force who is going to be a major asset in growing our presence within the direct market. She will make sure we are continued to be seen as the publisher with the personal touch!”
“I am happy to join Valiant Entertainment after enjoying selling their products during my time as a retailer,” stated Ward. “It’s an exciting honor to be amongst some of the most creative and innovative teams in the industry. I was always appreciative of how vigilant Valiant has been making sure to be informative and accessible to retailers. I am excited to continue to nurture our relationships going into 2019 and beyond.”