The ultimate listening tool for broadcasters grows team, adds twice-daily prep emails for radio based on real-time social trends
Cleveland, Ohio, May 18, 2017 – Futuri Media, a global leader and innovator in media technology, today announced the promotion of Peabody Award-winning broadcast news executive Jill Manuel to Product Manager, TopicPulse, and the creation of a team of radio format-specific content writers, led by longtime Sports/Talk radio host and writer Jason Page.
Manuel has been promoted to Product Manager, TopicPulse, a role in which she will lead the team behind the ultimate social story-surfacing tool for broadcasters, which scans Facebook, Twitter, and more than 100,000 verified sources of news and information to provide data-driven insights that aid in story selection. Broadcasters use TopicPulse to identify which stories their target demo are responding to, and where those stories are in their life cycle.
Prior to joining Futuri Media in 2016, Manuel, a journalist for more than 20 years, held senior leadership roles at Chicago’s WFLD and WBBM, Fox News in New York City and Washington, D.C., Cleveland’s WEWS, and other outlets.
Jason Page joins Futuri’s TopicPulse team as Content Manager, where he heads a team of writers who monitor TopicPulse’s real-time social insights and write data-driven topic starter ideas for its radio clients. Delivered twice daily for morning and afternoon drive show prep, the emails are a companion to TopicPulse and intended to help talent and show producers quickly identify the stories that are resonating most with their demo.
Page has nearly 20 years experience writing and hosting sports- and news-related radio programming for NBC Sports Radio, ABC News, ESPN Radio, and more. Page is the Sports lead for the team of content writers, which includes experts in top 40, rock, alternative, urban, country, adult contemporary, and news/talk.
“TopicPulse is a powerful tool for anyone charged with creating engaging live content for radio or TV,” said Futuri Media CEO Daniel Anstandig. “Elevating Jill, with her incredible television and journalism background, and bringing on Jason and the team of radio veterans with format-specific expertise will make TopicPulse an even more powerful tool for broadcasters.”
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