Two Accomplished Sales Additions in New York and Detroit
NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2017 – Industry veteran sellers Delanne Lang and Diane Johnston have both been named Director, National Partnerships at Westwood One, the largest audio network. They will work closely with national brands and agency partners to provide strategic marketing solutions leveraging Westwood One’s portfolio of multimedia assets, award-winning content, digital audio, insights, and experiential opportunities.
Delanne is based in New York City and reports to Ron Russo, EVP, Northeast Sales. Diane is based in Detroit and reports to Doug Johnston, EVP, Midwest Sales.
Delanne has more than 16 years of sales experience. She comes to Westwood One from AdLarge, where she was a National Accounts Manager for six years. She also spent five years as a National Account Manager at Premiere Radio Networks and five years at MediaAmerica.
"Adding an experienced pro like Delanne to our staff will have an immediate impact on our business,” said Ron Russo. “Delanne will play a large part in building our brand relationships and boosting revenue.”
Delanne said, "The audio marketplace is demanding innovation and agility. I am excited to be a part of the winning team at Westwood One and represent its high profile content, research, and smart marketing insights."
Diane joins Westwood One from iHeart Media’s Premiere Radio Networks. She has more than 30 years’ experience buying, selling and managing network TV, cable, syndication, and spot television business, as well as selling and buying spot, network, syndication, programmatic, streaming audio, digital, social, and events.
Diane said, “I'm thrilled be on the Westwood One Team. Westwood One’s assets are second to none and I cannot wait to work with national brands to create custom campaigns within our live sports, music and entertainment, spoken word, and all the high-profile events.”
“We are elated to have Diane join our team in the Midwest,” said Doug Johnston. “Her 30 years of experience and strong agency and client relationships dramatically elevate Westwood One’s access and experience in the Detroit advertising community.”
Steve Shaw, President, Westwood One Sales, added, “It’s extremely gratifying to know that we have created an environment where sellers want to work and grow. It’s a true testament to our company and our reputation in the industry.”
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.