“Mobile-Friendly” sites to get a boost in Google search results

Google has announced that “mobile-friendly” websites will receive a special notice in search results. According to Google: We see these labels as a first step in helping mobile users to have a better mobile web experience. We are also experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal. So there you go. A “mobile-friendly” version will help you in organic search results sooner rather than later. Read the official Google announcement...

CBS & Beasley swap Tampa, Miami stations

Beasley entered into an asset exchange agreement with CBS Radio whereby Beasley will exchange five stations in Philadelphia and Miami; WKIS, WQAM and WPOW, for fourteen CBS Radio stations in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Charlotte and Philadelphia. Link to New York Times write-up explains it...

Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia

In a windfall to business card printers across the country, Clear Channel has changed it’s name to iHeartMedia. From the press release: “iHeartMedia reflects our commitment to being the media company that provides the most entertainment to the most engaged audiences wherever they go, with more content and more events in more places on more devices,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. “We have massive consumer reach and influence across our platforms because we know how to program the live content people want to hear, see and share right now, we are the largest mobile media company in existence — more than 60 percent of our broadcast usage is out of home, compared to just 30 percent for other mobile devices – and we deliver more live programming than any other media company today, built on the national and local on-air personalities who are the heart of our powerful broadcast radio franchises. Combined with Clear Channel Outdoor’s reach of over half a billion people worldwide across 30 countries and five continents, it’s clear that no other company can match our reach or broad spectrum of media platforms.” Adding to the confusion, iHeartMedia is actually a holding company for iHeartCommunications. Outdoor will continue using the Clear Channel name, even though “clear channel” is originally a technical term in radio...

America CV names Donny Hudson EVP of Sales

America CV is pleased to announce the appointment of Donny Hudson to EVP of Sales. Mr. Hudson will be responsible for growing and overseeing the revenue for its stations in Miami, NY and Puerto Rico. “We are delighted to have a seasoned media executive with a proven track record of success to lead our multi-platform revenue efforts”, indicated Luis Roldan, Chief Operating Officer. “Donny is a significant addition to our senior leadership team at America CV,” stated Omar Romay, CEO of ATV. Previously, Donny had served as SVP of Sales for SBS where he held various management positions for the past 14 years. Additionally, Mr. Hudson was GSM for HBC where he worked for over 8 years. Mr. Hudson has over 25 years of progressive sales and management experience in the US Hispanic...

Miami Media Musical Chairs

Christina Beauvior has retired from her seat at Comcast. Danny Varella has resigned from his seat at Univision. Debbie Castellano has taken a seat at Wow Factor. Kim Witker has stepped into the empty LSM seat at...