Westwood One Names Damico, Raymond National Sales SVPs
September 22, 2015 at 3:57 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE has tapped RAFE DAMICO and PAYTON RAYMOND as SVPs National Sales, EAST COAST and WEST COAST, respectively. In these newly-created roles, DAMICO and RAYMOND will manage EAST and WEST COAST national sales operations, working the complete WESTWOOD ONE platform, including the WESTWOOD ONE network and RDIO. DAMICO is based in NEW YORK and RAYMOND is based in SAN FRANCISCO.
DAMICO was previously at BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP, where he was VP/Strategic Partnerships. Before that, he was an Account Executive with 6 ABC/WPVI-TV and at CBS SPORTS RADIO’s 610/WIP-AM, both in PHILADELPHIA. He began his career in local sales for GREATER MEDIA.
RAYMOND, a 15-year sales and marketing veteran, previously was Dir./National and Regional Sales for ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS in SAN FRANCISCO. Prior to that, he held sales manager positions with iHEARTRADIO in the BAY AREA.
WESTWOOD ONE Pres. STEVE SHAW commented on the appointments: “RAFE and PAYTON are tremendous assets to the company. Their expertise and command of the advertising landscape will really help us move the mark and generate revenue.”
“We are extremely excited to have these two exceptional sellers join our team,” added CUMULUS SVP DAVE MILNER. “They both come with impeccable reputations and skill sets that will help us to develop strong partnership with key agencies and clients. I’m confident in their ability to create unparalleled campaigns for our partners."
Said DAMICO: “I’m pumped and ready to go. “I look forward to working under STEVE’s guidance and with the great teams at corporate and at KATZ to activate and integrate brands across our platforms.”
RAYMOND agreed: "I am excited and energized for this opportunity to join WESTWOOD ONE and work across its local, network, and digital properties. I'm looking forward to working side by side with our national partners in bringing the best audio, digital and experiential advertising opportunities to life for millions consumers."