Who Is Athlon
By: Athlon Sports | 7/19/10, 11:42 AM EDT
Founded in 1967, Athlon Sports Communications, Inc., is a Nashville-based media company with two major areas of expertise: Publishing and Sports Marketing.
Athlon Sports publishes preseason, single-title sports annuals, covering professional and college athletics. These premium publications are sold at newsstands throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The company's newest venture, Athlon Sports, is a monthly publication that launched in October 2010. Athlon Sports debuted with a circulation of seven (7) million, via daily and community newspapers, and grew to nine (9) million early in 2011, making it the largest sports magazine in the United States.
Athlon Sports engages sports fans of all kinds by offering unique perspectives and opinions, by telling compelling stories of athletes and teams, and by making accurate predictions and providing analyses of all sports. Athlon Sports is redefining the highly competitive sports category by offering advertisers an extended mass audience that is largely unduplicated by sports or men's lifestyle magazines.
Athlon's preseason annuals remain a core component of the brand's offering, providing detailed preseason analysis to the passionate sports fan. As a publisher, Athlon ranks No. 1 among sports annuals based on retail sales dollars and magazines sold. As a marketer, Athlon offers a unique trade-based sports marketing program designed to assist companies in the following areas: brand and product awareness, communicating sales and marketing initiatives (internally and externally), and selling more goods and services.
Athlon's digital properties include AthlonSports.com which provides daily coverage for the sports we cover. AthlonSports.com also provides visitors with a variety of robust sports contests including our NCAA Tournament game ("Bracket Breakdown") and our award-winning Pick 'Em games for Pro and College Football. In addition to our consumer games, Athlon offers a full suite of white-labeled fantasy games for our trade partners. These customized games compliment our trade-based sports marketing programs by delivering branded company content to specifically targeted audiences on a weekly basis.
With each of Athlon's products, the company delivers the enormously powerful medium of sports to businesses and their customers. It is through this medium that Athlon partners with its clients to communicate with the hard-to-reach male audience. Athlon designs communications, promotions and marketing campaigns to meet its clients' corporate objectives, and offers solutions to assist in solidifying and maintaining relationships between its clients and their customers. Athlon provides media support through its magazines, websites, digital games, podcasts, videos and other media.
Athlon's 15 magazines include: Athlon Sports monthly, Pro Football, Fantasy Football, National College Football, Southeastern Football, Atlantic Coast Football, Big Ten Football, Big 12 Football, Big East Football, Pac-10 Football, Baseball, College Basketball, Pro Basketball, Racing and Golf.
Athlon has offices in Nashville, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Indianapolis.
|Editorial Director||Charlie Miller|
|Director of Digital Development||Richard McVey|
|Managing Editor||Mitch Light|
|Senior Editor||Robert T. Doster III|
|Photo Editor||Tim Clark|
|Assistant Editors||Braden Gall, Steven Lassan, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow|
|Production Manager||Mark Malone|
|Senior Designer/Editor Racing||Matt Taliaferro|
|National Advertising Sales & Marketingdsales@athlonsports.com|
|Publisher, Athlon Sports||Rob Harrison|
|Marketing Director||Jeff Dunetz|
|Media Sales Manager||Patrick Ferencz|
|Corporate Sports Marketing Sales|
|President, National Sales||Scott Garrett|
|Northeast Region||Anthony R. Hagelgans|
|Mid-Central/Southern Region||Tom Burr|
|South Central||Bill Gaglione|
|National Account Directors||Eddie Gonzalez (Mid-Central/South)|
|Events Marketing Manager||Kelly Urbanek|
|International / Fantasy||Richard Beck|
|Account Coordinators||Elizabeth Masterson, Katie Hilton|
|Pro Cir Retail Solutions||Scott Hill|
|Senior VP Newspaper Relations||Jerry Lyles|
|Marketing Coordinator||Karen Coleman|
|President and CEO||Spencer Hays|
|Chief Revenue Officer||Bryce Wells|
|Chief Operating Officer||Chuck Allen|
|Chief Financial Officer||Mary Lee Dunn|
|Executive Assistant||Karen Coleman|
|Accounts Receivable Manager||LuAnn Selby|
|Accounts Payable/Payroll Manager||Sommer Stephens|
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|Division President||Richard Beck|
|Manager, Mail Order||Jeff Duello|
|Warehouse Manager-Wholesale, Charity, Auction||Jim Kaus|
|Athlon Interactive/Fantasy Games|
|VP of Digital||Michael McCracken|
|Creative Director||Dave Gates|
|Senior Web Developer||Eric Olson|
|Senior Web Developer||Don Briggs|
|Senior Frontend Engineer||Phillip Lackey|