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May 2nd 2012

Brad Elders Rejoins AOL to Lead East Coast Sales

We're proud to announce that Brad Elders has returned to the AOL Sales team as Senior Vice President, East Coast Sales. Brad will oversee sales, account management and marketing on the East Coast and will be responsible for building advertising solutions for major advertisers in New York, Boston, Atlanta, and across the eastern seaboard. Elders will be based in the New York office and will report directly into Jim Norton, Head of AOL Sales.

Elders most recently served as Senior Vice President, Sales at Function(x), where he was responsible for developing the go-to-market strategy and building a national sales team to support Viggle, the company's recently launched Social Television Platform. Prior to Function(x), Elders served as the Vice President of Video Sales for AOL, through AOL's acquisition of 5min Media in September 2010. Prior to that role, Elders served as the Chief Operating Officer of TidalTV, a video advertising start-up, and also served as the SVP of North American sales for IPTV provider Joost. Earlier on in his career, Elders ran national sales for Massive Incorporated, a video game advertising pioneer (acquired by Microsoft) and built and led a new business development team at MTV Networks whose core mission was to diversify MTV's advertising business.

Elders joins the team as they continue to focus on content creation and distribution across multiple platforms which was evident at AOL's NewFront presentation that took place on April 24th in New York City. To learn more about the event click here.

Apr 24th 2012

AOL Participates in First Digital Content NewFront

In February AOL joined forces with Digitas, Hulu, MSN, Yahoo! and YouTube to bring the first-ever Digital Content NewFronts (DCNFs) to the market. The day has come for AOL to show the market the quality and depth of our offerings, and the level of differentiation we bring to advertisers.

Today, we bring together AOL's clients with leading content creators, distributors and talent in a unique environment that showcases all that we have to offer. Our program focus: Powering Brands through Ideas and Content.

We've seen – from our consumer and advertiser insights – that premium content powers the differentiation that brands are looking for to reach and engage with consumers. AOL powers content and brands through its well-known media properties, including Autoblog, TechCrunch, Moviefone, Engadget, The Huffington Post, Stylelist, MapQuest and Patch. As a part of this, we are deeply committed to original programming and understand the importance of creating a meaningful marketplace for brands with digital content. Given our range of branded, premium, social and video-centric programming, we continue to deliver interesting and valuable experiences to users -which is what advertisers want and need.

This afternoon at the Highline Stages in NYC, AOL will bring together 450 brand advertisers, marketers, agencies and digital and TV media buyers to announce AOL's new slate of video programming, promote original programming producers and casts, unveil a new product and showcase the power and reach of the AOL brand.

I'll be keynoting the event, and program speakers and panels will include:

  • Brand Solutions with AOL's Jim Norton, Head of Sales & Janet Balis, Head of Sales Strategy, Marketing and Partnerships

  • Mega-Trends with AOL's Ned Brody, Chief Revenue Officer

  • Behind Our Content with Jim Stengel, CEO of Jim Stengel Co. and former Global Marketing Officer for P&G (moderator):
    • Michael Hogan, Moviefone
    • Christina Norman, HuffPost BlackVoices
    • David Kiley, AOL Autos
    • Tim Stevens, AOL Tech
    • Susan Kaplow, HuffPost Women

  • Main Stage with Ran Harnevo, Head of AOL Video

We'll also have on stage with us incredibly talented fashion & style influencers like Nina Garcia, Rachel Roy and Erin Fetherston; Michael Eisner, an icon in the American entertainment industry, and Larry Tanz, CEO, Vuguru, as well as the cast of a new web series: Julie Warner, Kristy Swanson, Amy Yasbeck, and Romy Rosemont; and Amy Harris, best known for Sex and the City, will participate in the event experience. And there could be more surprises ...

We are thrilled to be a part of this inaugural event and look forward to many Digital Content NewFronts to come.

Apr 4th 2012

AOL's Participation in the Digital Content Newfronts Highlighted by Automotive News

Janet Balis, AOL's SVP and Head of Sales Strategy, Marketing and Partnerships, recently spoke with Automotive News to give the industry a sneak peek at what automotive companies can expect from the Digital Content Newfronts.

AOL joined forces with Digitas, Hulu, MSN, Yahoo! and YouTube to bring the Digital Content Newfronts to market to showcase online content for consumers, brands and their investments, and agencies. AOL is deeply committed to original, high-impact digital experiences and the Digital Content Newfronts will give us an opportunity to showcase the creativity of our ideas and solutions.

Read more at Automotive News.

Dec 9th 2011

Jim Norton Named New Head of Sales

We're excited to announce that Jim Norton will be assuming the role as Head of AOL Sales. Norton will help drive strategy and tactical execution through the organization. He is responsible for sales on all of our owned and operated properties, including sites like The Huffington Post, Engadget, Stylelist and MapQuest. Additionally, he will also lead the sales of all cross platform marketing solutions, including Project Devil, video and mobile. He not only has deep knowledge and incredible expertise in the marketplace, but a real ability to effect change.

Jim joined AOL in 2009 and was SVP, AOL Advertising's Advance Sales team, which focuses on national and regional advertisers across all categories, as well as new business. He was also VP of Product Sales working with AOL product teams on maximizing their offerings to advertisers. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the media business.

To learn more about Jim and his new role, check out the official press release here.

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