NAB says its Digital Leadership Award honors an individual “who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms.” The award was created in 2015.
At Entercom, Crowley heads the strategy and operations for the broadcaster’s digital portfolio and oversees its brand modernization efforts, emphasizing “premiere content, next-gen storytelling and digital distribution,” according to the announcement. For example, he has expanded Entercom’s podcasting efforts by acquiring podcast publishers Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studios. Crowley also focuses on “content-driven listening” via Entercom’s streaming service Radio.com.
Crowley’s previous digital and content leadership positions include stints as executive vice president of digital for CBS Radio, senior vice president of CBS Brand Studio, and senior vice president and general manager of digital for CBS Television Distribution.
Crowley will receive the award at the the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner, scheduled for Monday, April 20, at the Encore in Las Vegas. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the same dinner.
Prior NAB Digital Leadership Award recipients include Wendy McMahon, Roger Keating and Catherine Badalamente.