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Jim Norton

Global Head of Media Sales

With over 25 years media sales and marketing, Jim is currently Global Head of Media Sales for AOL Advertising based in New York. Jim manages the global Managed Media team responsible for selling digital content advertising to advertising agencies and global business through a staff of 600+ responsible for $1B+ in revenue. Jim joined AOL in 2009 as SVP of AOL Advertising’s Advance Sales team, which focused on national and regional advertisers as well as new business. He’s also been VP of Product Sales, managed AOL’s Search and Sponsored Listings business, and helped launch and manage AOL’s self-service advertising platform, Ad Desk.

Jim is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Advertising Federation (AAF). He also serves on the Board of Directors for Ad Council and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Ad Club.

Jim spent three years at Google, where he was National Sales Manager for Google's Agency Activation Team based out of the Cambridge office. Jim joined Google in the fall of 2006 as Senior Account Executive on the Northeast Tech B2B team.

Prior to Google, Jim spent four years as Sales Manager at WLVI-TV, Boston's WB, a Tribune Broadcasting station. He has also held various sales and marketing positions including Brand Marketing Manager at Miller Brewing Company and radio sales at Kiss 108FM, Boston.

A native Bostonian, Jim is a lifelong Red Sox fan and cheers for all things Boston sports, including his Alma Mater Boston College Eagles. When not slinging ads for AOL, Jim lives in Cohasset, MA with his wife Katie and three sons.