New York, NY, November 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- BlogTalkRadio (www.blogtalkradio.com), the Internet’s first live social talk radio network for citizen broadcasters, announced today the hiring of Frank Neill as Advertising Director. Neill who most recently was the Account Manager for WJJZ FM in Philadelphia brings more than 15 years in broadcasting radio advertising sales.
In his new role as Advertising Director, Neill will lead the BlogTalkRadio sales team in the acquisition of advertising sales and sponsorship opportunities in the vast growing online advertising market. He will also be responsible for expanding the advertising sales team for the online broadcasting network. He will report to BlogTalkRadio’s Chief Operating Officer Bob Charish.
“We believe the combination of Frank’s national advertiser contacts and experience overseeing advertising sales for some of the most popular radio stations in one of the nation’s largest markets will be beneficial to BlogTalkRadio,” said Bob Charish, Chief Operating Officer of BlogTalkRadio.
“BlogTalkRadio is leading the next frontier in radio with its live internet talk radio format,” says newly appointed Advertising Director, Frank Neill. “It offers a multitude of opportunities for advertisers that want to reach not only a mass audience, but niche or verticals markets as well. I look forward to this opportunity to be on the ground floor of such an exciting company and moment in radio history.”
Formerly the General Sales Manager for WIOQ FM (Clear Channel Communications), Neill successfully developed marketing campaigns for local and national clients and secured high profile marketing partnerships.
Originally launched in August 2006, BlogTalkRadio (BTR) is a free, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive radio show. Hosts call into the service by phone, managing callers on the web-based host dashboard. Shows stream live directly from the host’s BTR webpage. Since the company’s 2006 launch, thousands of hosts have broadcast nearly 37,000 shows on BTR. Notable hosts include Marla Cilley, the FlyLady home and life organizer; Doug Christie, former NBA player; and the LAFD. BTR relaunched a new site with updated features in September, 2007 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.
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