Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Westwood One Adds Delanne Lang, Diane Johnston to Sales Team

Delanne Lang
Industry veteran sellers Delanne Lang and Diane Johnston have both been named Director, National Partnerships at Westwood One, the largest audio network. They will work closely with national brands and agency partners to provide strategic marketing solutions leveraging Westwood One’s portfolio of multimedia assets, award-winning content, digital audio, insights, and experiential opportunities.

Delanne is based in New York City and reports to Ron Russo, EVP, Northeast Sales. Diane is based in Detroit and reports to Doug Johnston, EVP, Midwest Sales.

Delanne has more than 16 years of sales experience. She comes to Westwood One from AdLarge, where she was a National Accounts Manager for six years. She also spent five years as a National Account Manager at Premiere Radio Networks and five years at MediaAmerica.

"Adding an experienced pro like Delanne to our staff will have an immediate impact on our business,” said Ron Russo. “Delanne will play a large part in building our brand relationships and boosting revenue.”

Diane Johnston
Delanne said, "The audio marketplace is demanding innovation and agility. I am excited to be a part of the winning team at Westwood One and represent its high profile content, research, and smart marketing insights."

Diane joins Westwood One from iHeart Media’s Premiere Radio Networks. She has more than 30 years’ experience buying, selling and managing network TV, cable, syndication, and spot television business, as well as selling and buying spot, network, syndication, programmatic, streaming audio, digital, social, and events.

Diane said, “I'm thrilled be on the Westwood One Team. Westwood One’s assets are second to none and I cannot wait to work with national brands to create custom campaigns within our live sports, music and entertainment, spoken word, and all the high-profile events.”

“We are elated to have Diane join our team in the Midwest,” said Doug Johnston. “Her 30 years of experience and strong agency and client relationships dramatically elevate Westwood One’s access and experience in the Detroit advertising community.”

Steve Shaw, President, Westwood One Sales, added, “It’s extremely gratifying to know that we have created an environment where sellers want to work and grow. It’s a true testament to our company and our reputation in the industry.”

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