Tribune Ups Hendricks To EVP/Interactive And Broadcast Sales
June 10, 2008 at 2:54 PM (PT)
TRIBUNE CO. ups TRIBUNE BROADCASTING SVP/Sales JOHN HENDRICKS to EVP/Interactive and Broadcast Sales, overseeing sales for TRIBUNE's 23 TV stations and 50 websites. SVP/Sales DANA HAYES, JR. will now report to HENDRICKS.
"JOHN's done a great job for our broadcast group, now we need him to work the same magic with sales at TRIBUNE's websites," said TRIBUNE INTERACTIVE President MARC CHASE in a press release peppered with the facetious humor that has marked the company's missives since RANDY MICHAELS and several of his former CLEAR CHANNEL colleagues arrived at TRIBUNE. "He’s been taking sleight of hand lessons, learning card tricks and simple rabbit-out-of-a-hat stuff ... we think he’s ready to move to the next level."
"JOHN is a large part of the reason that our broadcasting group is leading the industry in sales growth," said TRIBUNE BROADCASTING President ED WILSON. "He’s talented, innovative, provides outstanding leadership and looks great in a tux. JOHN's also built an aggressive sales team. He’ll bring those same skills to our interactive sales efforts."
HENDRICKS added, "So much of interactive sales is making something out of nothing, I’m ideally suited for this job. Look, nothing up my sleeve..."