Hubbard Ups Steve Goldstein to SVP/Digital Sales Strategy
|RADIO ONLINE | Friday, October 11, 2019|
Hubbard Radio ups Steve Goldstein to Senior VP/Digital Sales Strategy and General Manager 2060 Digital. He most recently served as the company's Senior Director of Digital Sales Strategy, splitting duties between Hubbard Radio Washington, DC and a corporate role developing digital sales strategies in all of the company's markets. Goldstein will now focus on the corporate role of growing digital sales with station-owned digital assets and 2060 Digital in all of its markets.
During the past five years 2060 Digital has become a revenue growth strategy for Hubbard Radio, both in Hubbard radio markets, and recently in non-radio markets with the introduction of 2060 Digital's Shift division in Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Detroit, Nashville and Birmingham. Goldstein will work closely with EVP/CFO Dave Bestler to focus on Hubbard Radio market growth in O&Oed digital sales and 2060 Digital sales and operations. 2060 Digital President, James Bryant, will focus on growing 2060 Digital's Shift division in expanding markets.
"I am honored and excited to take the helm of a business that I am so passionate about," said Goldstein. "Hubbard's overall digital platforms and 2060 Digital have already seen tremendous success. To lead and grow a team that has provided proven results for our clients and our company is thrilling and humbling. I am looking forward to partnering with 2060 Digital ops head Andy Shepherd, his talented team, and our Hubbard Radio market leaders and sellers, all of whom are making a difference for our clients."
"I'm excited Hubbard Radio believes strongly in the Shift digital initiative and is allowing me to focus more attention to this amazing operation," commented Bryant. "This unique unit currently operates in six markets independent of, and outside Hubbard Radio's footprint. Shift shows promising potential in our goal to become a meaningful contributor to the overall digital success."
Bestler added, "These are important strategic moves for our 2060 Digital business. Jim Bryant's entrepreneurial spirit in starting the 2060 business in 2015 is a perfect fit as he focuses all his energy on our ongoing expansion beyond the Hubbard Radio markets. For Steve Goldstein this is a perfect evolution as he has been doing great work directly with our radio markets for the past two years in his current role as Director of Digital Sales Strategy for Hubbard Radio."
Before joining Hubbard Radio, Goldstein was with WTOP and WFED in Washington, DC for 11 and a half years.