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Clear Channel shakes up marketing, sales ops

Exec shuffles put focus on multiplatform sponsorship initiatives

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is retooling its marketing and sales group, upping one exec and adding several others to pursue multiplatform marketing initiatives.

The division will be led by Tim Castelli, who has been promoted to prexy of national sales, marketing and partnerships.

Clear Channel also named Conde Nast’s Holly Lang to a new position as senior veep of marketing solutions, charged with creating innovative marketing programs for national advertisers with a focus on consumer brands.

And Chris Monteleone, formerly veep of partner strategy at Madison Square Garden, has been named senior VP, event sponsorship sales and development, working with marketers to reach auds at Clear Channel’s entertainment events like the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Castelli, formerly of AOL will oversee the integration of the national sales and partnership operations for the key Clear Channel National Platform divisions, including Digital, Strategic Partnerships, Clear Channel Connections, Clear Channel Radio sales and Premiere Radio Networks sales. He reports to Media and Entertainment chairman-CEO John Hogan.

Clear Channel also announced that Charlie Rahilly, prexy of national advertisers platforms, has exited the company.

Kevin Dorsey, previously prexy of traffic, navigation and mobility, will expand his role and oversee Katz Media Group and Premiere Radio Networks affiliate sales as president of National Media Groups.

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