Fox Sports’ EVP of marketing, Robert Gottlieb, is one of the lucky few who managed to turn his passion into a profession and never lose his enthusiasm for it along the way.
Gottlieb started his career as a film student at NYC, obsessed with his craft and willing to make sacrifices and take risks in order to pursue it.
But that all changed when he met his wife and they started a family—he realized he could no longer work for a while, save money and then take a break to work on his screenplay. So he finagled himself a job at Fox Sports, and although it wasn’t what he initially hoped it would be, through hard work and long hours he eventually turned it into his dream job.
Since then, Gottlieb has grown in his role until he was promoted to executive president of marketing for Fox Sports in August 2013, overseeing such things as the NFL on Fox, Fox College Football and both the women’s and men’s soccer World Cups.
This conversation with Gottlieb is part of Promax’s Career Stories series, sponsored by the People and Culture Council, which is a network of marketing, creative services and human resources executives who represent every segment of our industry, from broadcast and cable networks, to digital platforms and studios. The PCC’s mission is to not only foster a community of diverse talent but to celebrate the unique perspectives within our industry and develop a greater sense of community and belonging.
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