01/09/2009 – Daily Press Appoints Radio Executive to Lead Interactive Sales

John Daman

(HAMPTON ROADS, VA) – Hampton Roads radio executive John A. Daman has joined The Daily Press Inc. as director of interactive sales and operations.

The appointment of Daman, most recently a senior account executive at SAGA Communications-owned FM stations WNOR and WAFX, to the Daily Pressleadership team became effective Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.

In his new position, Daman is responsible for directing Internet sales activities for websites operated by the Daily Press and CBS-television affiliate WTKR, with which the Daily Press participates in a news and promotional partnership.

“John’s role signals our emphasis on integrating sales across multiple media platforms in response to the expanding marketing needs of the Hampton Roads business community,” said Robert C. Weber, Daily Press Vice President of Advertising.

During his more than 12 years in the broadcast industry, Daman has been associated with radio stations in southeastern Virginia and Long Island, N.Y.

A graduate of Old Dominion University, he began his career in 1996 with the Hampton Roads Radio Group, serving as promotions coordinator for WGH-FM, 97.3 The Eagle. In 1998, he assumed management of advertising accounts for both The Eagle and the station’s AM counterpart, ESPN Radio 1310.

Daman left the area in 2004 to join the Long Island Radio Group in New York. At LIRG, he was credited with developing commercial, promotional and interactive marketing campaigns for the group’s portfolio of stations, producing results that consistently exceeded the expectations of advertisers, as measured by customer surveys.

Returning to Hampton Roads in 2006, he signed on with Chesapeake-based Tidewater Communications, where he created multimedia advertising campaigns for WNOR and WAFX clients and produced several annual events to foster the interaction of the stations and their business sponsors with the community of listeners.

A native of Norfolk, Daman resides in Virginia Beach.

“I look forward to working with the Daily Press and WTKR staffs to produce new and exciting interactive opportunities for our clients, bringing them together with their customers in this dynamic marketplace,” he noted.

The Daily Press, Inc., is a diversified media company engaged in gathering, packaging and distributing news, information and advertising on the Virginia Peninsula, located in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia, and in surrounding communities. Headquartered in Newport News and a subsidiary of Tribune, the company publishes the Daily Press newspaper seven days a week, the twice-weekly Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg, the weekly Tidewater Review serving the greater West Point area, and several special interest publications. Daily Press online affiliates – dailypress.com, metromix.com, hrtownsquare.com, hrvarsity.com and hrmilitary.com – provide Hampton Roads’ Internet community with information, entertainment and advertising.