Today, Clear Channel Communications appointed John Partilla, 44, as its Executive Vice President and President of Global Media Sales. Partilla, based in New York, will lead national business development across the companyâ€™s radio and outdoor businesses, and will report to CEO Mark Mays. Partilla brings an extensive roster of strategic sales and brand development experiences.
Mays stated, â€œWeâ€™ve driven a tremendous increase in the value of our radio and outdoor platforms to national brands over the past five years and now is the time to accelerate and expand our attention to chief marketing officers and brand managers. John is widely respected as a creative and â€˜intrepreneurialâ€™ leader with a deep understanding of client needs. His success in crafting differentiated solutions makes him the ideal strategic sales executive for us at this important time.â€
Partilla joins Clear Channel from Time Warner, where he led the companyâ€™s Global Media Group in its work with major advertisers, helping drive the growth of advertising and marketing revenue across all of Time Warnerâ€™s businesses. Prior to Time Warner, John served 18 years at Young & Rubicam, acting as president, and was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brand Buzz, a sub-agency of Young & Rubicam, which provided solutions for smaller advertisers. Partilla holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Delaware.
â€œWeâ€™re entering a new era for advertising and marketing, and the strides that Clear Channel has made in digital platforms across both the radio and outdoor businesses are an outstanding match for the new demands being placed on marketers,â€ said Partilla. â€œRealizing that potential will require adding strategic and creative value for our best advertising partners â€“ helping them solve their most critical business problems. The result will be more revenue across all of Clear Channelâ€™s businesses. Iâ€™m incredibly excited to begin this new chapter with Clear Channel.â€