American Urban Radio Networks, the # 1 Nielsen rated national broadcast radio network that connects African Americans to national advertisers, has recently named Andy Anderson president of sales. Prior, he served as vice president of sales, Eastern Region, a role he held for 11 years.
As president of sales, he is charged with leading the network’s sales, marketing strategy, digital expansion and new business development.
Anderson’s 35-year career in sales and marketing began while a senior at Howard University when he was hired at Libbey-Owens-Ford.
Before joining AURN, Anderson, an alumnus of the NAB’s Executive Development Program for Radio Broadcasters at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, worked for Billboard magazine as Director, Urban/Canadian Advertising. He is credited as the first African-American to hold that title with the magazine. During his tenure at Billboard, he created the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards and developed special advertising tributes for musical giants such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight and Master P. His work reaped millions of dollars in incremental revenue for the magazine.