Farewell to Media Industry Leader Andy Jung

August 26, 2019

By Bill Duggan

 

On August 18 we lost Andy Jung, a long-time leader in the media industry.

When I joined the ANA some 19 years ago, Andy was head of media at Kellogg, and a very involved member of the ANA Television Advertising Committee. I remember working closely with Andy on our opposition to network integration fees — the charge for integration of commercials within program content that cost advertisers an estimated $120 million a year. Andy took the stage at our 2007 TV Forum Conference (I remember his parents being in the audience) arguing that network integration fees were a legacy charge that had no place in a digital world. A few years later, network integration fees were history!

Andy's career also included stints at MPA (the Association of Magazine Media) and more recently at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. I remember being impressed when Andy told me that his Scotts ID could get him into every MLB ballpark.

Andy stayed very involved with ANA throughout his career — working on the Alliance for Family Entertainment and being a member of the ANA Media Leadership Committee (the successor to the Television Advertising Committee).

Andy's industry involvement extended beyond the ANA (we didn't mind sharing him). He was on the board of directors of both the Ad Council and the American Advertising Federation; at AAF, he also had the distinction to serve as board chairman.

That's quite a career. We are truly sorry to lose Andy so prematurely.

More on Andy's life and details on services (August 28) are here.


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