Philip Stout 1940-2012: Former marketing director for the Tulsa World
BY TIM STANLEY World Staff Writer
Saturday, September 01, 2012
9/01/12 at 6:15 AM
By writing stories and taking pictures for his high school and college newspapers, Philip Stout began to grow more and more interested in the people who were reading those stories.
He found that he "liked doing the research and finding out all the facts" about them, his wife, Jean Stout, said of her husband's gravitation toward the marketing and research side of the newspaper industry.
Obtaining a marketing degree from Oklahoma State University, Stout went on to a long career of finding out the facts.
A former sales and marketing director for the Tulsa World who also worked for newspapers in Oklahoma City, Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., Philip Edwin Stout died Sunday. He was 71.
A memorial service was held Wednesday on Stout's family farm in Perkins under the direction of Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater.
A Stillwater native, Stout played football, ran track and worked for the school newspaper at Stillwater High School, from which he graduated in 1958.
After getting his marketing degree from OSU, he began working for OSU's Alumni Magazine.
From there, he spent several years with the Oklahoma Publishing Co. in Oklahoma City, where he became the head of market research.
Stints with The Dallas Morning News and The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., followed.
He eventually returned to Oklahoma, where he was the sales and marketing director for the Tulsa World from 1992 to 1994.
Later, with a partner, he started a newspaper consulting firm before he retired in 2010.
An Air Force veteran, Stout served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard.
He also was a longtime member of the American Marketing Association.
Stout had lived in Tulsa for the past 20 years and was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church.
In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time at the family farm and raising Labrador retrievers.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jean Stout; two daughters, Penelope Daniels and Natalie Coker; one sister, Barbara Stout; one brother, Ronald P. Stout; and four grandchildren.
Original Print Headline: As a writer, he was most interested in his readers
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Philip Stout: During his professional life, Stout worked for the Oklahoma Publishing Co. in Oklahoma City and for the Dallas Morning News, The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate and the Tulsa World