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February 27, 2012: Brian Benedik Receives Outstanding Service Award


New York, NY- February 27, 2012 – Brian Benedik, President of Katz 360, received the award for outstanding service to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) at an awards ceremony last night at its annual Leadership Meeting in Miami Beach.
“It’s truly an honor and privilege to be recognized by the IAB,” said Benedik. “I believe in the invaluable work the organization is spearheading to shape the growing online advertising business. And I look forward to continuing to develop the exciting initiatives we have underway to grow the online audio marketplace and make it even more attractive to advertisers.”
Benedik received the IAB Service Excellence Award for his contributions to the 2011 Streaming Audio Agency Day and his on-going leadership role as the co-chair of the Digital Audio Committee. The award was presented at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting at an awards ceremony during the conference’s opening session.
“Brian’s passion and enthusiasm for his work shines through all that he does and we are pleased to see him earn this well-deserved recognition,” said Mark Gray, President of Katz Radio Group. “Brian’s significant contributions to the online audio space are changing our industry for the better and we are thrilled to support his endeavors.”
In his current role as President of Katz 360 Sales, Benedik leads the expansion of the Katz Media Group’s digital efforts by offering national advertisers the ability to reach their target audiences through four digital platforms under the Katz Online brand: digital audio, mobile, database segmentation and display. The products have been built by aggregating the digital inventory of Katz Media Group’s radio and television publishers along with some of the largest publishers and technology providers on the web.
Previously, Benedik was President of Christal Radio. Before taking that role, he was the General Sales Manager of radio station Z-100 in New York. He also served as the Midwest Divisional Vice President for Clear Channel Radio Sales and held a number of positions with Katz Radio Group’s Eastman Radio group.
The IAB consists of more than 500 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling the vast majority of advertising in the United States.
About Katz Media Group
Katz Media Group, Inc., is the nation's leading full-service media sales and marketing firm serving the broadcasting industry and online community. A subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, Katz Media Group is based in New York and has 19 regional offices. Founded in 1888, the company was the nation's first media representation firm and today represents nearly 4,000 radio stations and 700 television and digital multicast stations.  In addition, Katz represents more than 4,000 online publishers across audio, video, display email and mobile channels. Additional information can be found at              
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