Andreas Droste, a seasoned executive who has successfully led several interactive sales and marketing groups, has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Salon Media Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNM), a leading independent media company that publishes Salon.com. In this new role, Droste will oversee all of Salon's advertising sales and marketing efforts. He will be based in Salon's New York City office.
Droste joins Salon from The Economist Group's CFO Publishing Corp. where he was General Manager of CFO.com. Prior to this, he was the director of Eastern ad sales for CFO.com.
In 2001, he served as Director of East Coast Ad Sales for Net2Phone, Inc. From 1995 to 2000, he held various leadership and sales roles at Winstar Interactive, Bloomberg L.P. and Chicago Tribune.
"Andreas brings a wealth of experience to Salon, including his demonstrated success selling advertising around high value online audiences and building strong sales teams," said Christopher Neimeth, CEO of Salon. "I'm looking forward to working with him as we continue to grow Salon's business."
"I am thrilled to be joining Salon, particularly given our recent audience growth and momentum, which I hope to build upon," added Droste.
Droste is a graduate of Northeastern University's College of Business Administration.
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