ATLANTA – March 25, 2011 – Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Paul Curran as its new Vice President of Revenue. Curran officially steps into the role on May 2 and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta. Curran succeeds Jane Williams, who was named Publisher of the Austin American-Statesman earlier this year.
As VP of Revenue, Curran will be responsible for revenue development; sales operation systems, including CRM and yield management, and structure; and acquiring, evaluating and developing talent both at the field sales and sales management levels. He also will work with CMG’s sales consultants to ensure they are providing the greatest value and service to CMG operations and ultimately the company’s customers.
“Paul’s outstanding track record as a television industry sales executive speaks for itself, and we’re delighted to promote such talent from within Cox Media Group,” said Marc Morgan, CMG’s Sr. Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “He is a proven strategic thinker and a perfect addition to the CMG Revenue team that focuses on all traditional media, radio, TV, and print, along with our growing digital and new media assets. I look forward to Paul’s contributions to CMG as we all move forward in today’s challenging media landscape.”
Curran previously was General Sales Manager for CMG Pittsburgh, including WPXI-TV, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel, WPXI.com and Retro Television Network. He began his career with Cox as an Account Executive at KTVU Television in San Francisco/ Oakland/San Jose in 1995 after working as an Account Executive for Blair Television in San Francisco for two years. Curran left Cox for two years to serve as a National Sales Director in San Francisco for IMG, the global leader in sports marketing and entertainment, before returning to KTVU as National Sales Manager in 2001. He was promoted to Local Sales Manager in 2003. Curran began his broadcasting career as an Account Executive at KSBW Television in Monterey, Calif. in 1991.
“This a pivotal time in media’s history,” said Curran. “I am honored to work with our national CMG properties to capitalize on the countless traditional revenue growth and burgeoning digital sales opportunities going forward.”
About Cox Media Group Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.