Beacon Media Group is making its first staffing move following the news that ChizComm Ltd. would acquire the leader in media planning and buying for kids’ consumer products and entertainment — a story we exclusively reported here at The Toy Book last week. Nunzio Appio will join the company as vice president, video activation and strategy, beginning March 4.

Appio, a media sales veteran who served with A4 Media and Data Solutions and Turner Broadcasting Inc., will oversee the national video team, in addition to leading, strategizing, and managing all national video upfront and scatter partnerships on behalf of Beacon Media clients.

During his time at Turner, Nunzio secured multi-platform advertising and marketing partnerships on networks such as Cartoon Network and Boomerang, with clients pulling in over $80M in revenue across toys, video games, movies, and apparel.

“After meeting Nunzio, I knew he would be the perfect fit for Beacon Media,” says Harold Chizick, CEO, Beacon Media Group. “His incredible track record in media sales, and his expertise in multi-platform Ad sales and partnerships will be a huge asset to our company. He shares our vision for the future of Beacon Media and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him to our team.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Beacon Media management team at such an exciting time in the company,” added Appio. “With the announcement of two incredible industry leaders joining forces and offering all touchpoints of marketing, including paid digital and television media, social media marketing, public relations and creative services, I am excited about the new direction for the company and look forward to taking the next steps with an amazing team.”