Jim Norton

Jim Norton

Jim Norton

Global Head of Media Sales

You know Norton is an accomplished executive simply from the number of commas his job description requires. At AOL, Jim’s responsible for advertising sales for the entire AOL brand portfolio, including The Huffington Post, Engadget, StyleList, AOL Networks, AOL On and MapQuest. He also leads the sales of all cross-platform marketing solutions, including the display, the Project Devil initiative, video and mobile.

Jim joined AOL in 2009 as SVP of AOL Advertising’s Advance Sales team, which focused on national and regional advertisers as well as new business. He’s also been VP of Product Sales, managed AOL’s Search and Sponsored Listings business, and helped launch and manage AOL’s self service advertising platform, Ad Desk.

Previous to AOL, Jim spent 3 years at Google, most recently as National Sales Manager for Google’s Agency Activation team. And before going digital, Jim worked in a variety of traditional media sales and marketing roles for Tribune Broadcasting, KISS FM and Miller Brewing.

A lifelong Bostonian, Jim is a ‘Triple Eagle’, having graduated from BC High, Boston College and BC’s Carroll Graduate School of Business. He lives in Cohasset, MA with his wife, Katie, and their sons Jack, Ryan and Charlie. Still, we’ve never heard him say “wicked pissah” once.

Jim's latest blog posts
On a good day if you’re lucky you’ll have the privilege of sharing the hallways at AOL’s headquarters in New York with one of the original Mad Men. He’ll be the guy with the pocket square, double-breasted suit or bowtie.... the one and only David Bell.
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