A Good Soldier

A Good Soldier

I first wrote this in 2009 as the country was just emerging from the depths of the Great Recession. Although the pandemic has been vastly different, we’re seeing many similarities in how people are handling this extended time of uncertainty. These types of conditions...
2 Mistakes that can Kill a Campaign … and Solutions

2 Mistakes that can Kill a Campaign … and Solutions

I love our business. I’ve dedicated my career to helping local advertisers earn better results. So it bothers me when I see sellers make easily avoidable mistakes that can kill a campaign. Here are 2 classics I encountered recently. Mistake #1: Lack of Focus. A...
My Favorite Cologne for a Zoom Presentation …

My Favorite Cologne for a Zoom Presentation …

Obsession by Calvin Klein—hands down. While at home working, I received an invitation from one of our partner stations to join a Zoom presentation for a new advertiser. It was a big prospect, and the presentation was in 90 minutes. The invite was unexpected, and I was...

Margie Chilson is a Senior Marketing Consultant for JDA.media.

Her vast experience includes nearly three decades in broadcast television and digital sales marketing, working in and with multiple markets and affiliations including Dallas-Fort Worth at WFAA, Denver at KUSA-KTVD, KMGH, KWGN, and as a team manager at Millennium Television Sales.

Margie’s years as a local seller were award-winning and inspiration for her jump to JDA.media. She exceeded new business and digital goals on a consistent basis at Belo Corp., Scripps, Tribune, and TEGNA Inc. stations. A true innovator, Margie pioneered job-sharing positions in Dallas and Denver, balancing hectic work schedules and family, paving the way for working parents with careers in media sales.

Margie is well known and respected for her diligence, drive, and new business results. Due to her years in the business as an account executive and sales leader, she knows the station environment well and can easily relate to local sellers as well as the most senior managers.

An alum of Oklahoma State University who graduated with Honors in Journalism Advertising, Margie boasts an outstanding track record of helping business owners strategically grow their revenue through broadcast, streaming and digital solutions.

Margie and her husband Tim have been married for 23 years. The couple and their two children live in Littleton, CO, a suburb of Denver. Their son, Ryan, attends the University of Colorado Boulder, and their daughter, Mary, is in high school.  In their spare time, the Chilsons enjoy travel, hiking in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, cooking, watching movies, and cheering on their kids in various sporting events.