I am a 17 year a veteran of online / mobile advertising and media with executive level sales, marketing and business development management experience.
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I've worked for some of the most respected media companies in the world including New York Times and Comcast. A successful entrepreneur, my strengths are built around a deep professional network and solid business skills: budgeting, revenue/expense forecasting, P&L management, comp plans, team building, sales training, sales strategy, partnerships, channel development (including indirect...
I began my career in online advertising sales in 1996, just months after the first banner ad was served, as the first online ad salesperson for Boston.com (New York Times Digital). I now have thirteen years of executive level sales and business development experience in advertising and have played a major role in defining and executing the sales strategy for some of the most respected media companies in the business.
Throughout my career, I have won numerous industry awards for my work and have published articles in trade publications. I have successfully started, grown and sold two companies (independentfilms.com and stringthis.com) and have consulted for industry leaders including the New England Journal of Medicine, Comcast, Dave Matthews Band, Starz Media, several online ad networks; and MTV. I take pride in having built a solid, productive network of professional contacts within my industry and am a progressive team-builder, sales trainer, manager and steward of the business.
I've also spent over 20 years as a journalist, first for the Inquirer and Mirror newspaper in Nantucket, MA and now for Local Media Report, a publication which I own. I am actively looking for freelance journalism assignments At this point in my career, I am ready to 'pivot' to what I love doing most - writing. I've covered media, marketing, advertising and entertainment conferences and events (AD Week, Internet Week, CES, etc) and welcome the opportunity to do so for anyone who needs...
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