ESPN Sales Launches “Hometown” to Serve Brands Targeting Market-Specific Audiences

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ESPN Sales Launches “Hometown” to Serve Brands Targeting Market-Specific Audiences

PrintESPN is launching Hometown, a new division of ESPN’s Customer Marketing and Sales group that will focus on serving national brands looking to connect with fans in specific markets at their greatest passion point – their love of their favorite teams.

The group will represent in-market activations available across ESPN’s digital, mobile, radio and digital audio assets. Hometown’s introduction precedes the redesign of ESPN.com, which will unveil newly designed clubhouse pages with sophisticated geo-targeting capabilities and enhanced personalization of the fan experience.

“These opportunities allow an advertiser to complement a national buy or create a standalone market-level campaign,” said Wendell Scott, senior vice president of Multimedia Sales. “ESPN Hometown will target specific markets with scale, through an unmatched combination of technology, personalization and team-focused content.”

Based in New York, N.Y., Hometown will be led by JonPaul Rexing, senior director of Hometown sales, who will report into Matt Genova, vice president of Multimedia Sales.

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Ana Livia Coelho

Ana Livia Coelho is a Senior Publicist in New York, overseeing FiveThirtyEight as well as ESPN’s Consumer Marketing, Ad Sales, Affiliate Sales, Consumer Products and Research groups. She is a native Brazilian and a graduate of the Indiana University School of Journalism and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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