NEW YORK – (March 12, 2012) Three key promotions have been announced within the broadcast network sales department. Jim Hoffman has been promoted to executive vice president, Sales & Marketing, NBC Entertainment; John Kelly has been promoted to executive vice president, NBC News and Information Media Sales & Marketing; and Seth Winter has been promoted to executive vice president, Sales Marketing, NBC Sports Group.
Marianne Gambelli, President, Network Ad Sales, NBCUniversal, to whom all three report, said, “I’m extremely proud to announce these very well-deserved promotions. Jim, John and Seth are three of the most talented sales executives in the business. They have tremendous reputations within the industry and have more than earned the respect of their colleagues. We’re lucky to have the benefit of their insight and experience on our team.”
Hoffman has served as senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Network Entertainment since 2004. As executive vice president, he will continue to be responsible for overseeing the network entertainment division’s sales and marketing teams, including Primetime, Late Night and Daytime. Previously, he was the senior vice president for network and cable news sales, where among his accomplishments he integrated MSNBC’s sales organization with the network. Prior to that, he was the vice president of sales for NBC’s news properties. Hoffman began his career with NBC in 1989 and held various sales roles in the company, including sports and at CNBC.
Kelly has served as senior vice president, NBC News and Information Media Sales & Marketing, since 2004. As executive vice president, he will continue to lead the national advertising sales and marketing efforts for the broadcast, cable and digital news and information media properties at NBCUniversal, including the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press and MSNBC. Kelly joined NBC in 2000 as the senior vice president of NBC Cable, managing the regional sales operations for CNBC, MSNBC and CNBC.com. He was promoted in 2001 to oversee the national sales efforts for CNBC. In 2004, Kelly was appointed sales integration leader for the NBC Universal merger, steering and supervising the ad sales integration team.
Winter has served as senior vice president, Sales Marketing, NBC Sports Group since 2006. As executive vice president, he will continue to oversee marketplace sales and marketing strategy for many of the NBC Sports Group’s assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, the NBC Sports Network and their respective digital assets. He will also continue to be responsible for sales and marketing for many of sports’ most prestigious events, including the Olympics, Sunday Night Football, the NHL, PGA TOUR and Kentucky Derby. Prior to his role in sports, Winter was vice president, Digital Sales for all of NBCUniversal, and before that, he was the vice president, Sales for NBC News Networks. He joined NBC in 2000 as vice president, Sales for MSNBC.