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By Mark K. Miller The veteran advertising sales executive will coordinate and expand revenue and new business development. Allen Media Group has promoted Darren Galatt to chief revenue officer, effective immediately. Galatt’s previous title was president of advertising sales for global syndication, a position he held since 2016, where...

Exec joins Byron Allen’s company from PricewaterhouseCoopers By Jon Lafayette Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group said it hired Sydnie Karras as chief accounting officer, a new position at the company. Karras, most recently director of capital markets and accounting advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will be responsible for overseeing...

By Derek Major A federal judge has denied McDonald’s Corp’s. request to toss a racial discrimination lawsuit bought by media mogul and The Weather Channel owner Byron Allen. Bloomberg reports U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin denied McDonald’s motion last Friday “for improperly referencing materials outside the pleadings.” The ruling requires the fast-food giant...

The complaint was amended to include additional detail after a previous version was thrown out in late November for lack of evidence By Ethan Jakob Craft A federal judge has cleared the way for Byron Allen's $10 billion discrimination lawsuit against McDonald's to move forward, denying the fast-food giant's...

The Weather Channel CEO Byron Allen Interview on Black-Owned Media Byron Allen has become the face of the Black-owned media movement that's gathered momentum in recent years, filing a string of discrimination lawsuits against big-name advertisers including Comcast and McDonald's. In an interview with Insider, the 1980s comedian and owner of The...

By Tanya Dua and Patrick Coffee Many advertisers pledged to increase their spending with Black-owned businesses and media companies following the 2020 murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans. Companies including GM, McDonald's, and Verizon now say they've made progress toward those goals, although in interviews, marketers and...