September 23 - 25, 2018
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Chicago, IL
VP of Digital & Integrated Sales World Wrestling Entertainment
Rob Kligman is a seasoned media executive with more than 20 years of experience ranging from digital start-ups to some of the most well-known media brands in the country. Kligman was named to the newly created position of Vice President, Digital & Integrated Sales for World Wrestling Entertainment in March of 2014. In a short time, Kligman has positioned many of today’s top marketing brands in front of WWE’s 62 Million fans.
Prior to joining WWE, Kligman served as Vice President of USA TODAY Sports Media Group to lead development and strategy for national sports initiatives across a newly formed sports division. During Kligman’s tenure, he changed the mindset of traditional sports advertisers by developing local, national and vertical programs that created new franchise positions for the likes of GEICO, AT&T, Mobil 1 and Subway.
Kligman also worked at Time Inc. as National Advertising Sales Director for Sports Illustrated, where he was responsible for overseeing $176 million in advertising revenue across print, digital, mobile and experiential. While with Sports Illustrated, Kligman was also responsible for capital investment decision making while identifying market and growth opportunities that could further solidify the SI brand as the leader in sports.
Kligman also led digital sales at traditional publishers including Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media, Rodale and start-up 8020 Media, a revolutionary hybrid social media company.
Kligman holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University in Houston, TX.
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