Gage in New Role as Liaison between Talent and Brands
NEW YORK, NY – April 16, 2019 – Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., has hired industry veteran Theresa Gage as VP, Sponsorship Sales and Marketing. In this new role, Gage will be responsible for managing sponsorship sales, partnerships, activations, and integrations for the company’s personality-driven influencer network across music, entertainment, and spoken word syndicated programming. She is based in Los Angeles and reports to Bryan Forbes, Westwood One’s President of Sales.
Theresa’s impressive resume includes sales leadership positions at Pandora, Live Nation and iHeart Media, as well as various digital startups. She also did a formative stint at Westwood One early in her career.
“Theresa is a proven leader, negotiator, and strategist who understands the current audio landscape and can identify new sponsorship opportunities and revenue streams,” said Forbes. “She has hit the ground running, and is already making an impact on our performance for 2019.”
“I am so excited to be back with my first love, Westwood One! This is where I started my career in talent endorsements, branded content and sponsorships,” said Gage. “It’s a legacy organization that has endured the changing media landscape and is a major contributor to the growth of audio and the power of authentic talent endorsements.”
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, 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. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
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