Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct 3, 2008




Crain's Detroit Business:

One immediate effect of Republican Sen. John McCain's reported decision to shift his presidential campaign efforts out of Michigan and into more competitive states such as Ohio and Florida is the loss of advertising dollars at local television stations. The McCain campaign spent $6.1 million on television advertising in Michigan, including $2.8 million in Detroit, from May 26 to Aug. 31, according to data from the Lansing-based Michigan Campaign Finance Network, which tracks political spending in the state. The Republican National Committee spent an additional $1.9 million statewide, of which $604,000 was in the Detroit market. And with McCain conceding the state, there would appear to be little need for Democrat Barack Obama to continue his Michigan spending at the same pace, either... McCain pullout will slow spending on TV political advertising (Fri, 10/3)

Connolly Named Dir./Sales At Greater Media/Detroit: GREATER MEDIA/DETROIT has named PETER CONNOLLY Dir./Sales for Active Rock WRIF, Classic Rock WCSX and AC WMGC. He will begin his new position on MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th. CONNOLLY most recently served as EVP at METRO NETWORK, where he was responsible for overseeing the company's MIDWEST and WESTERN Market operations. The radio vet began his career at BUCKLEY Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK. He went on to serve as National Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and General Sales Manager at CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WKQI/DETROIT, before joining CLEAR CHANNEL/DETROIT as VP/GM for the cluster. "We are thrilled to have PETER join GREATER MEDIA's DETROIT-based operation," said Market Manager JOHN GALLAGHER. "We look forward to him sharing his vast experience and knowledge of the DETROIT market with our team." (Fri, 10/3)







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