Jim Bryant says he’s an entrepreneur at heart. Because of that, he believes he and Hubbard Radio have built its 2060 Digital business to a day-to-day operating level.
And, much like famed NBA coach Larry Brown, Bryant is a leader who excels at creating the winning recipe and making this a chief goal. Bryant is leaving 2060 Digital, and with that will soon say goodbye to the family-owned multimedia company that owns it.
Hubbard Radio SVP/Digital Sales Strategy and 2060 Digital GM Steve Goldstein will assume Bryant’s duties.
“My goal was to build the business, and I think we did that,” Bryant said on Monday. “Quite honestly, 44 years in this business is about as much fun as one guy can handle. I appreciate the huge vote of confidence Hubbard Radio [head] Ginny Morris afforded me, allowing me to stretch out, take smart chances, and surround myself with the terrific talent required to keep moving this business forward.”
Under the leadership of Bryant, Hubbard Radio launched 2060 Digital in 2012. It started as a local digital services agency within Hubbard Radio’s Cincinnati radio group, where Bryant served as VP/Market Manager for 27 years.
Today, it is a national digital company that works with clients in 25 states.
“Twelve years ago we began to fill a void in the Cincinnati market by offering radio clients social media management services,” Bryant said. “In 2012 we branded ourselves 2060 Digital, and since that time we’ve grown into a company that offers clients a full complement of digital marketing solutions.”
Hubbard Radio EVP/CFO Dave Bestler commended Bryant for his efforts.
“There is no way our digital platform would be where it is today without Jim,” Bestler said. “His vision and leadership have made 2060 Digital one of the leading digital agencies in each of our radio markets. During the past two years, Jim has focused on expanding 2060 Digital services beyond our radio footprint to new markets, including Indianapolis, Nashville, Detroit and Columbus. His vision has come to life and we look forward to continuing to grow the 2060 business on top of the strong foundation that Jim built.”
Morris added, “Jim’s contributions and leadership in both the radio and digital portions of our company have been plentiful and appreciated over the years. We thank him sincerely.”