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LIN TV Corp. (“LIN Media”; NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Kelly to Vice President Sales.
A 30-year veteran of the broadcast industry, Mr. Kelly joined LIN Media in 2004 as National Sales Manager and Director of Sales for WALA-TV and WBPG-TV (now WFNA-TV) in Mobile. In 2007, he worked at an Internet startup before returning to the Company in 2008 as Director of Interactive/New Media Sales, where he was instrumental in building a digital culture at each television station and furthering LIN Media’s transformation to a multimedia company.
In his new role, Mr. Kelly will oversee all multiplatform sales efforts for the Company’s television stations, interactive web sites and mobile products.
“This promotion is reflective of the company’s commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, President & Chief Executive Officer of LIN Media. “Mike’s unique blend of sales experience in both television and digital media, innovative multimedia advertising ideas and strong relationships make him an ideal candidate for this position.”
"There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the collective assets of LIN Media’s television stations, digital platforms and businesses to develop customized campaigns based on how people consume media," said Mr. Kelly. “We will continue to innovate and launch best in class, progressive sales strategies and programs that deliver results for our advertising partners.”
Mr. Kelly is a member of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and several other industry associations, and has authored several articles on sales and leadership development in a number of industry publications. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland.
About LIN Media
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 34 network-affiliates, interactive web sites and mobile products. The Company's digital businesses offer innovative online technologies and solutions that deliver measurable results to advertisers. LIN TV Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "TVL".