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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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ESPN Parts Ways With Long-Tenured Ad Sales Exec Eric Johnson

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 17

A week before ESPN is slated to lay off more than 100 staffers as part of company-wide cost-cutting moves, the company parted ways with one of its top ad sales executives. Exec VP/Global Advertising Revenue & Sales Operations Eric Johnson has left ESPN, ending a tenure that started in '99, but...

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