Ex-Arbitron, Nielsen Audio Vet Takes TopLine Post at Futuri


For 12 years, he worked with radio groups and stations across sales, programming, digital and corporate teams on revenue and ratings-based goals at Nielsen Audio and, before that, at Arbitron.

Since 2018, he’s been working for Daniel Anstandig — who’s just promoted him to Product Manager of TopLine — the AI-driven sales research and insights platform developed by Cleveland-based Futuri.

Now in the role is Jim Tarantine, who is charged with helping set the strategy and product roadmap for TopLine.

“Jim’s research and analytics background has been instrumental in Futuri delivering maximum ROI for our partners, so it’s natural for him to lead the team at TopLine, which helps broadcast sales teams grow their revenue share and increase developmental business,” said Anstandig, Futuri’s CEO. “TopLine helped deliver $125 million in revenue for our partners last year, and we’re eager to further grow that number with Jim at the helm.”