Customer Appreciation

Customer Appreciation

In 2008, I was a General Sales Manager at a large market broadcast affiliate. And I distinctly remember feeling the weight of my world—a local station and our digital platforms—heavy across my shoulders. As with many other companies during that difficult time, we...
Preparing for the Pivot

Preparing for the Pivot

I don’t know about you, but this coronavirus crisis has lost its novelty for me. This is the longest time I’ve not been on an airplane in 30 years. And, as much as I’d like to be heading somewhere next week—a goal my wife would also approve of—I think it’s unlikely...
Thoughts from Self-Quarantine

Thoughts from Self-Quarantine

When this is all done, I hope the leaders of our industry take a moment for self-congratulation. You have effectively balanced your responsibility to serve your communities with your responsibilities to your people. That’s what true leadership looks like. I am so...

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.