Los Angeles - Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, announced today that it is appointing entertainment media and digital advertising industry veteran Scott Schiller as its Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales, overseeing sales for Fandango, Fancast, Movies.com and Plaxo.
A co-founder of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and its first vice-chairman, Schiller has more than 25 years of advertising, sales management and start-up media experience, in leading positions at worldwide entertainment brands including Disney, AOL, Sony, Prodigy and MTV Networks.
As a key member of the CIM executive team, Schiller will be based in New York City, but he will staff and manage CIM sales offices throughout the country. Schiller will report directly to Chuck Davis, Executive Vice President of Comcast Interactive Media and Chief Executive Officer of Fandango.
"We are pleased to welcome Scott to the Comcast Interactive Media family" says Chuck Davis, Executive Vice President of Comcast Interactive Media and Chief Executive Officer of Fandango. "CIM has a growing number of trusted brands, and Scott has a long track record of building highly motivated advertising sales teams. We think his experience, combined with our highly-trafficked sites create a winning formula."
Schiller joins CIM from Glam Media, Inc., one of the fastest-growing women's Web properties, where he was the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and its original Chief Revenue Officer. Earlier in his career, Schiller served as Senior Vice President of Interactive Marketing for America Online; Senior Vice-President of Strategic Partnership Marketing for the Walt Disney Internet Group (where he ran advertising sales and sponsorship for such Disney-branded sites as ABC.com, ABCNews.com, Disney.com, Family.com and ESPN.com); Vice President of Advertising and Partnership Marketing for Sony Online Ventures; Vice President of Advertising Sales for Prodigy; and account director for MTV Networks, during the cable network's earliest days.