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CHICAGO, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tronc, Inc. today announced the launch of branded content and events agency, Studio 1847. Named after the inception of tronc's namesake brand the Chicago Tribune, Studio 1847 will serve as the brand marketing division of tronc, partnering with advertisers to engage consumers in new, innovative and experiential ways. As tronc's creative and strategic branding arm, Studio 1847 will work with advertisers to tell their stories through unique custom events and branded content that can be distributed across the Company's network of channels through native advertising. By utilizing its expansive publishing portfolio, Studio 1847 has the unique ability to truly customize a brand's story. "We're excited to bring together tronc's talented events and branded content teams to help brands engage with audiences on a national, regional, and local level," said Susan Jacobs, tronc Senior Vice President of Revenue Strategy. "Our experienced strategists and creative team understand the intricacies of developing custom content specifically designed to reach a brand's target audience and achieve their strategic goals." Studio 1847 will be led by Robin Gruen, Vice President of Branded Content; Tim Giles, Vice President of Sales; and Elsa Case, Vice President of Events. Tronc's events and marketing teams have already helped local and national brands, including Publix, Menards, Walgreens, Jack Daniel's and Cadillac, reach audiences in compelling branded campaigns. Tronc's content studio is a recipient of a 2017 Pearl Award. It was also recognized as a 2017 and 2018 Digiday Video Award finalist and was recently named a finalist for the International News Media Alliance's Global Media Awards. About tronc, Inc.tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Virginia's Daily Press, The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Hartford Courant, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Our legacy of brands has earned a combined 105 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. Our brands create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.