Former President, National Ad Sales
Scott Collins is a media sales leader who drives revenue across multiple platforms, known for his deep agency and client relationships, and a curiosity and skill for problem solving the challenges facing today’s marketers. He is a change agent with the strategy mapping skills for building out multi-million-dollar, award-winning partnerships with industry leading clients that straddle multiple platforms including linear, digital, OTT/streaming, programmatic, social and gaming.
As president of advertising sales for AMC Networks, Scott Collins was responsible for overseeing the advertising sales efforts — including national, digital and branded entertainment — of the company’s popular and award-winning national cable television networks AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios) and BBC World News. He was named to this post in 2017.
Collins previously served as executive vice president of AMC Networks Advertising Sales. In this role, he managed the day-to-day sales operations and ad sales business development. He joined AMC Networks Advertising Sales in 2008 as SVP, Advertising Sales of WE tv.
Prior to AMC Networks, Collins served as vice president of advertising sales for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where he led national sales for USA NETWORK, Syfy Channel, Sleuth and Chiller. Prior to the NBC merger with Universal Television, Collins served as vice president of specials for both USA and Syfy representing miniseries and events such as Steven Spielberg’s Taken and Mark Burnett’s Eco Challenge. Earlier in his career, Collins worked at A&E Television Networks as an account executive for A&E and the History Channel. He also spent 11 years in television syndication at Eyemark /Group W as an account executive.
Collins started his career as a research analyst at Nielsen Media Research. In 2011, he was named Sales Executive of the Year by CableFAX and was inducted into the CableFAX Sales Hall of Fame in 2012.