Nathan Coyle

Nathan Coyle

The publisher of the Advocate and Out magazine selected Nathan Coyle as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Los Angeles’s Pride Media, an established LGBTQ publishing company, announced June 26 that Coyle has been running operations for the last six weeks after selling his former company, New York City’s Domino Media Group, a home design quarterly.

Coyle is also a former executive of Creative Artists Agency, where he said that he spurred the talent agency’s digital presence. The Pride CEO said that his early focus has been expanding the Advocate and Out’s digital revenue.

“There hasn’t been a lot of digital growth the last few years,” Coyle said in an interview. “We need to restructure the digital operation.”

The operation will focus on advertising revenue, with no plans yet for online subscription service.

Pride Media hasn’t had a chief executive officer since Los Angeles’s Oreva Capital bought it last year.

Oreva Capital also purchased cannabis news source High Times. Pride and High Times share a west Los Angeles office and some administrative staff.

The Advocate is a 51-year-old bimonthly publication, and Out is a 26-year-old lifestyle and entertainment publication that prints 10 issues a year.

Media and entertainment reporter Matthew Blake can be reached at (323)556-8332 or mblake@labusinessjournal.com