Top Rep Firm in the Country Taps Proven Leader to Evolve, Innovate and Grow the Business
ATLANTA –– August 26, 2021 – CoxReps, a Cox Media Group (CMG) business and the top broadcast television advertising rep firm in the country, today announced the appointment of Ann Hailer to the role of President, effective immediately. Since 2019, Hailer has served as the Chief Operating Officer and in her new role as President, she will build on the positive momentum she is spearheading within the organization to strengthen operations and strategically evolve the business.
“Ann exemplifies the leadership, collaboration and resilience that are the hallmarks of our culture at CoxReps,” said Steve Pruett, Executive Chairman, CMG. “She is a respected, passionate and committed leader who is laser focused on bring the best out of her people to deliver exemplary customer service and outperform the competition. Over the years, Ann has played a critical role in positioning CoxReps for success by embracing disruption and championing innovation. I am excited to see how the future unfolds under her leadership.”
A proven leader and media-industry veteran, Hailer has spent most of her career with CMG, serving in various sales, management, and key leadership roles with increasing responsibility throughout her tenure. In her most recent role as CoxReps’ Chief Operating Officer, she leveraged her 25 years of media experience to effectively steer operations and procedures across sales, analytics, technology, and business development. Prior to serving as COO, she was senior vice president and director of sales.
Hailer’s longevity with CoxReps is bolstered by her belief that no matter the role, there is always an opportunity to be a both a mentor and pupil. As such, Hailer served as the Chair of CMG’s Diversity & Inclusion advisory council from 2016 to 2019 and is an active member of CMG’s Executive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. She also sits on TVB’s Executive Board of Directors and has been a member of the Detroit AdCraft group since 1993.
“My journey at CoxReps continues to evolve and this is the exciting beginning of a new chapter,” said Hailer. “The media industry is more diverse and competitive than ever and I’m incredibly honored to take on this role and lead the amazing CoxReps team during such an extraordinary time. I look forward to further strengthening our business, driving success for our premiere station group clients, and providing the most advanced solutions to agencies and advertisers in the local media space.”
As the nation’s leading national TV representative company, CoxReps delivers smart, local media solutions on a national scale; helping agencies tap into a diverse roster of 350+ local, best-in-class broadcast television stations across the country. CoxReps strives to maximize revenue for client stations and provide value to agency partners. The company is made up of two powerhouse rep firms: TeleRep and HRP. With the most creative and relentless sales force in the industry, each firm embodies the Smart Service experience that stations and clients across the country have come to expect from CoxReps. Through cutting-edge research and data, a steadfast commitment to our clients, and the immeasurable value of its people, CoxReps delivers smart-media solutions that reach audiences on every screen. For more information about CoxReps, visit www.coxreps.com.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations primarily include 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com.