Jason Brist Appointed Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales At Outdoor Channel
Veteran of Outdoor Channel, Fox Cable Networks and ESPN Regional Television to Lead All Advertising Initiatives Spanning Network, Mobile and Digital
TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 04, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, today announced the promotion of Jason Brist to Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales. Jason will lead Outdoor Channel’s ongoing efforts in developing and executing innovative advertising and sponsorship opportunities that tap into Outdoor Channel’s loyal audiences, including cross-platform offerings that utilize the network’s digital, mobile and social media resources. Based in Chicago, Brist will report directly to Jim Liberatore, President and CEO of Outdoor Channel.
A six-year veteran of Outdoor Channel, Jason was most recently Senior Vice President, Media Sales. He established the network’s new Central Region office in addition to leading the Southeast and Southwest regional offices. He also led sales strategy and management covering Outdoor Channel’s digital, mobile and social extensions. Among his many accomplishments, he developed the first exclusive truck partnership in network history with Chevrolet Silverado Saturdays, and opened and/or grew the brand’s beer, spirits, insurance, retail and hardware and DIY categories.
“We are excited to have someone with Jason’s experience and industry relationships to lead our ad sales efforts,” commented Liberatore. “As our network grows and evolves, it is important to have an ad sales team that can creatively utilize that growth for the benefit of our current advertising partners and to attract new partners to our dynamic platform.”
On-air, online and on-the-go, Outdoor Channel is the principal media and entertainment brand for outdoor enthusiasts nationwide. The company offers advertisers the greatest opportunity to reach the more than 78 million outdoor enthusiasts (Source: 2013 MRI Doublebase) made up of hunters, anglers, adventure-seekers and beyond. Outdoor Channel attracts a spectrum of endemic and non-endemic advertisers, including a growing roster of blue chip brands, as a result of its effective ability to tap into the coveted male 25-54 demographic, earning a median income that beats the primetime cable average.
“This is an exciting time at Outdoor Channel as we move forward in further strengthening our content and introducing our unique network to new audiences,” commented Brist. “Given our leadership position in serving the vast and growing outdoor enthusiast market, we have a terrific platform for delivering highly targeted campaigns that drive results for our advertising partners. I look forward to playing a major role in the future of the network.”
Prior to joining Outdoor Network, Jason was Vice President, Central Region Advertising Sales at Fox Cable Networks, where he led the FX Networks and National Geographic Channel sales teams. He began his career at ESPN Regional Television, where he helped to generate adverting sales for Big Ten Conference football and basketball, among other major collegiate conferences. He is a graduate of Indiana University.
About Outdoor Channel
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.1 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.
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