Merlin Media Names Andy Friedman VP/Internet Initiatives
June 22, 2011 at 10:31 AM (PT)
One day after RANDY MICHAELS' newly formed MERLIN MEDIA announced its acquisition of EMMIS stations in CHICAGO, and NEW YORK with LOS ANGELES rumored to be around the corner, (NET NEWS, 6/21), the company appointed ANDY FRIEDMAN VP/Internet Initiatives. With over 20 years of experience in the radio and interactive media fields. FRIEDMAN most recently was VP/Interactive Content at TRIBUNE.
"ANDY has better insight than anyone into how traditional media should use the web," MERLIN MEDIA Chairman/CEO RANDY MICHAELS said. "I've worked with ANDY at three companies and now, at MERLIN MEDIA, he will be in an ideal environment to put all of that knowledge to excellent use. We are a multimedia company where an interactive, one-to-one web and mobile experience is critical to success. Andy is one of the best guys in AMERICA to bring it all together."
"It is truly exciting to be teamed with RANDY once again," FRIEDMAN said. "MERLIN MEDIA has a tremendous amount of potential to make an impact on the industry backed by the skilled talent being brought on board. We will bring the latest in media, broadcast radio and business savvy to the table in a way that will push the boundaries of the industry in new and creative ways."
Merlin Making Magic
If you've not seen it yet, here is link to MERLIN MEDIA's new site, merlinmediallc.com. And in the expected RANDY MICHAELS style this is not your typical, button down corporate site -- it's got some ... well magic to it.
Of particular interest is an open window on the culture, and of the creative basics of the company. You can find it under the link at the of the site, "become a magician"... it's worth reading.