July 25, 2014 12:09 AM ET

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Company Overview of ESPN, Inc.

Company Overview

ESPN, Inc. operates as a multimedia sports entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates radios and cable television networks; and interactive/Internet, broadband, and wireless platforms. It telecasts programming on various sports, such as soccer, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, basketball, motor racing, and others. The company also provides ESPN Mobile, which offers its content via mobile Web, mobile messaging, applications on smart phones and tablets, and new and emerging mobile technologies; live and on-demand video content through a range of broadband platforms; and consumer products, including apparel, Moto X bikes, skateboards, backpacks, books, and...

545 Middle Street

Bristol, CT 06010

United States

Founded in 1979

Phone:

860-585-2000

Fax:

860-766-2213

Key Executives for ESPN, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief of ESPN com
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Global Customer Marketing and Sales
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ESPN, Inc. Key Developments

Andrew Robert Rector Files Defamation Lawsuit Against ESPN

Andrew Robert Rector filed a defamation lawsuit against ESPN and ESPN commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk over claims that they made fun of him when he dozed off during a Yankees-Boston Red Sox game on April 13.

ESPN Announces Executive Appointments and Promotions

ESPN has announced promotions and new hires within the Customer Marketing and Sales group, led by Ed Erhardt, president of Global Customer Marketing and Sales. Promotions and hires in the New York office include: Robert Temple has been promoted to senior vice president of ESPN's sports management group. Danielle Carney has been appointed vice president of multimedia sales. Deidra Maddock was promoted to vice president of sports management, overseeing ESPN's portfolio of league sports and digital marketing. Bill Condon has been promoted to senior director of multimedia sales, overseeing sales strategy for ESPN properties across mobile, social, video, and digital mediums. Justin Hergianto joins ESPN as senior director of digital marketing sales overseeing digital, mobile and social properties. Hergianto was previously with MTV and Sports Illustrated. Promotions and hires in the ESPN's Atlanta sales office include: Brant Allen has been promoted to director of multimedia sales for the south east region, overseeing ESPN's television, digital and print assets in the area. Scott Williams has been hired as senior director of multimedia sales, focused on regional sales for the new SEC ESPN Network.

ESPN Promotes Jeffrey Gonyo to Vice President of Marketing, Brand Strategy and Expressions, and Executive Creative Director

ESPN has promoted Jeffrey Gonyo to vice president of marketing, brand strategy and expressions, and executive creative director. In this newly created role, Gonyo will oversee marketing’s creative services group as well as work closely with the sports and brand marketing teams on the campaigns and communications supporting all ESPN properties and products. As executive creative director, Gonyo will ensure consistency across ESPN’s creative product and while aligning the company’s brand voice and personality across all campaigns. Gonyo will continue to lead SportsCenter’s marketing initiatives including the iconic “This is SportsCenter ” campaign as well as ESPN-branded properties such as ESPN Films and the ESPYS. Additionally, he will remain responsible for the overall ESPN brand, including the “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports” series, for which his team received a Sports Emmy last spring. He will also continue to manage the department’s contribution to ESPN’s social media activity.

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