Adam Stotsky‘s rise continues. The former NBC marketing chief, who joined Bonnie Hammer’s cable ranks last year as General Manager of G4, earlier this year was tasked with launching NBCU’s new cable brand Esquire Network, originally slated to replace G4, which was recently changed to Style. As Esquire debuts today, Hammer announced in a memo that Stotsky is being promoted from GM to president. Here is her note:
Today is an exciting day for NBCU Cable Entertainment. With the debut of Esquire Network, we’re offering something truly unique…an aspirational lifestyle network aimed at the underserved, upscale male audience. It’s a “white space” we’ve identified on the media landscape…and we’ve staked a claim with a broad range of programming that celebrates the interests and passions of men today. It’s got everything from fashion and style, to food and drink, to travel and entertainment …all at one smart, sophisticated stop.
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EXCLUSIVE: A little over a month after former NBC marketing president Adam Stotsky took over NBCUniversal’s G4 as General Manager, he is reorganizing the cable network’s executive team. Two longtime G4 executives have been promoted: Matt Monos to SVP Planning & Acquisitions, and David Angehrn to SVP Marketing. Lorenzo de Guttadauro is joining G4 from NBC in the newly created position of SVP Brand & Creative. Meanwhile, the channel’s top programming executive, EVP Programming and Production John Rieber, has exited, along with its marketing chief, SVP Creative Services Scott Bantle. Rieber used to oversee development & production as well as planning and acquisitions. The job has now been split in two, with Monos taking over planning and acquisitions and another executive to lead development and production. The search for that person is already underway. “Matt and David are smart, savvy and deeply committed, and their expanded roles will play an integral part in G4’s growth and success,” Stotsky said. “Lorenzo is an excellent addition to the team, and we will all benefit from his energy, passion and innovative approach as we guide the brand into the future.” Read More »
G4 President Neal Tiles Steps Down
Adam Stotsky, who left his post as president of marketing at NBC in August, is returning to NBCUniversal as General Manager of G4. In his new role, effective immediately, Stotsky will oversee all facets of G4, including programming, development, production, marketing, press and publicity, and digital operations, reporting to Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. This marks Stotsky’s reunion with Hammer for whom he worked during his tenure at Syfy. “Adam is one of the best brand strategists I’ve ever worked with,” said Hammer. “I’m confident that he’ll provide tremendous leadership and unlock G4′s potential as a genuine force on the media landscape.” Stotsky succeeds Neal Tiles, who stepped down as president of G4 earlier today after more than six years on the job. Read More »