John Nitti, who had been one of the top media buyers as chief investment officer worlsdies at ZenithOptimedia, has joined Verizon as chief media officer.
Verizon is a ZenithOptimedia client.
Nitti joined Zenith in 2009 as head of the agency’s digital media arm and increased digital billings from $3 million to $180 million. He was promoted to president of activation, in charge of buying all media, in 2012.
The Agency handles media investments totaling more than $10 billion.
Zenith has not yet named a replacement for Nitti.
Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.
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