Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) is welcoming a former WarnerMedia executive just hours after it was confirmed that the AT&T arm will be spun off and merged into Discovery Inc. in 2022.
John Buckholtz, most recently Vice President of Advertising Sales for Warner Media/Warner Bros. Domestic Television — where he also held earlier positions as Vice President of Station Sales and Director of Sales — since 1997 — will hold the title of VP/Ad Sales for AMG Global Syndication.
He will will focus on advertising sales, brand sponsorships, and revenue partnerships for all of AMG’s Entertainment Studios television series programming and content.
The Entertainment Studios programming portfolio comprises nearly 70 television shows.
Buckholtz, who will be based in New York, reports to AMG Global Syndication President of Ad Sales Darren Galatt.
Prior to Warner Media, Buckholtz worked for MTM Television Distribution (a division of Mary Tyler Moore Enterprises) as Vice President of Sales — where he also held the previous positions of Vice President of Northeast Sales and Midwest Manager.
“I am thrilled to have John Buckholtz on the Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios sales team,” Galatt said. “John is an excellent sales executive who has enormous experience and vast relationships throughout the advertising community. John’s passion and sales talent will help us achieve greater market share.”