Gayle Troberman joins iHeartMedia as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Troberman joins iHeartMedia from IPG Mediabrands, where she served as Chief Marketing and Ideas Officer
NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2014 — iHeartMedia Inc., one of the leading global media and entertainment companies, announced today that visionary advertising and media executive Gayle Troberman is joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
In this newly created role, Troberman will work with all of iHeartMedia, Inc.’s businesses to connect them more closely to consumers, helping integrate the company’s brands, products and platforms even more deeply into consumers’ daily lives. She will also bring her marketing expertise, creativity and experience to developing a marketing innovation agenda that fully leverages the company’s extensive range of content, experiences and technologies to bring brands together in new ways with consumers of all of the company’s businesses, including Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies; iHeartMedia’s 859 radio stations in more than 150 markets; and iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform. Troberman will report to iHeartMedia, Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman.
Troberman, a highly respected marketing industry veteran, joins iHeartMedia from IPG Mediabrands, where she served as Chief Marketing and Ideas Officer. Prior to this position, Troberman spent 16 years at Microsoft as Chief Creative Officer where she was responsible for the company’s portfolio of brands and global advertising campaign across consumer and b to b products including Windows, Office, Bing, and XBOX. She was also an early internet innovator, creating the industry’s first branded entertainment division at MSN, where she developed many of first online video series and pioneered the premise that with the Internet, brands, agencies and media companies could collaborate in entirely new ways, breaking down the barriers between marketers, creators, engineers and consumers. Troberman joined Microsoft from Manning Selvage and Lee, where she served as Vice President, Consumer Marketing and focused on applying consumer public relations principles to a broad range of technology brands and products before they developed paid media and advertising strategies.
“We’re delighted that Gayle is joining us at such a pivotal moment for iHeartMedia – just as we renamed our company to take full advantage of our position as a one-of-a-kind, multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact,” said Pittman. “As EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for our entire company, Gayle will help us connect even more deeply to the hundreds of millions of consumers monthly who rely on us for the best music, personalities, entertainment, news, events, information and more, everywhere they want to find it — and as importantly, she will be able to reach across all of our companies and brands to provide fresh, out-of-the box thinking to our teams and our clients that will help them co-create and innovate together in new ways to garner the biggest possible ROI from radio, digital, outdoor and events.”
“iHeartMedia is the ultimate, live creative playground,” said Troberman. “No other company can match iHeartMedia’s incredible reach and range of live platforms, talent and content. It’s a media company, it’s an entertainment company and it’s the biggest creator of live content across speakers, screens and stages. At iHeartMedia, there’s so much opportunity to create entirely new brand experiences that excite, engage, and humanize marketing — and that’s what excites me about joining forces with this incredible team.”