Turner USA Marie Hughes Promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience

Turner USA Marie Hughes Promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience

Turner USA Marie Hughes Promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience

Today (05/02/2018), Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner has announced that they’ve promoted Marie Hughes to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning, and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience, both Marie and Michael will continue to report to Molly Battin, EVP, Global Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer at Turner’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Marie oversees all paid linear and digital media planning for Turner’s Kids, News, General Entertainment and Sports brands including Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, Bleacher Report, TBS, TNT, and Turner Sports. Her past experience also includes organising television show launch campaigns for HBO’s True Blood and Game of Thrones.

Michael and his team manage Turner’s brand identity, production and maintenance of the corporate internet and intranet sites, production and delivery of branded assets, employee engagement activations, logo monitoring and fulfillment, photography, and branded environments and presentations, he joined Turner in 1996, working in the company’s home entertainment division.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Turner Elevates Marketing and Brand Executives: Marie Hughes Promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience

Turner today announced the promotions of Marie Hughes to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning, and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience. Both executives are based in Atlanta and will continue to report to Molly Battin, EVP, Global Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer for Turner.

“As Turner continues to evolve to meet the needs of an ever-changing media landscape, it is important for our organization and its leadership to evolve simultaneously so we’re in the best position to support and market our brands, and protect and enhance our company’s reputation.” said Battin. “Marie and Michael are best-in-class brand strategists and marketers, and I’m delighted to congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions.”

Hughes oversees all paid linear and digital media planning duties for Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, and Turner Sports. Recently, she has added the responsibility and oversight of all Turner cross promotion for the Turner portfolio of networks and digital assets, including CNN.com and Bleacher Report.

Tatum has led the transformation of creating a consistent global brand presence for Turner. He and his team manage Turner’s brand identity, production and maintenance of the corporate internet and intranet sites, production and delivery of branded assets, employee engagement activations, logo monitoring and fulfillment, photography, and branded environments and presentations.

Before joining Turner in 2014, Hughes served as Senior Brand Group Director at Horizon Media in New York, as well as positions at PHD, Oxygen and MPG. Her career highlights include supporting the award-winning launch campaign for the History Channel’s mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, and working on series launches for True Blood and Game of Thrones. Hughes holds a bachelor’s in communications and media studies from New York University.

Tatum, first joined the company in 1996 as part of Turner Home Entertainment. He began his career as a public relations coordinator for GodwinGroup Advertising Agency in Jackson, Mississippi, and holds a bachelor’s in corporate journalism from Auburn University.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-elevates-marketing-and-brand-executives

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

This Wednesday (17/05/2017), Turner Broadcasting System will be holding a 2017 upfront event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The upfront is a special preview event for Turner’s upcoming programming for the next twelve months or so. As Cartoon Network USA already released their upfront info on 30th March (with the exception of Unikitty! which was announced last week), the upfront event mostly focuses on their news, general entertainment and sports brands (TBS, TNT, CNN, HLN, truTV, Adult Swim and Turner Sports), however the upfront is an opportunity to inform and to remind the press about Cartoon Network’s upcoming programming. The upfront will start at 10am and there will be an Adult Swim Upfront Party at 9pm at Terminal 5.

Reminder and Summary of Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

In 2017-2018, Cartoon Network USA will premiere five brand new shows, Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek, Summer Camp Island, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Unikitty!, this year so far, Cartoon Network USA has already premiered the new Ben 10 reboot and Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will premiere very shortly on Cartoon Network USA.

Apple and Onion follows the lives of the titular characters in the “big city of sophisticated food”, both Apple and Onion are new to the big city and are somewhat naïve but that doesn’t stop them from making friends and from enjoying their incredible adventure of life. Apple and Onion is created by George Gendi, a storyboard artist who worked on The Amazing World of Gumball during the show’s first season.

Craig of the Creek follows Craig and his two best friends, the show takes place at a creek where the rules of the outside world don’t apply, the place is a utopia for kids, filled with tree forts and dirt bike ramps. The adventure series is created by two former writers for Steven Universe – Matt Burnett and Ben Levin.

Summer Camp Island is about two friends, Oscar and Hedgehog at a magical summer camp where anything is possible, the show is created by British animation director – Julia Pott, known for her episode storywriting on Cartoon Network Studios’ Adventure Time.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is about an endlessly optimistic boy named K.O., who levels up to be the best he can be in a computer-game beat-em’-up like universe of heroes, friends and challenging foes. The series is based on the pilot episode – OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo and follows the animated shorts released online in 2016 and 2017. The show is created by Ian Jones-Quartey, former supervising director for Steven Universe.

Unikitty! follows the beloved character of the same name from The Lego Movie, and a whole cast of friends into the world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties. Unikitty is a cheerful character who wants to spread joyfulness and good vibes around her kingdom, but she explodes with anger when things don’t go her way. Unikitty! is animated by Warner Bros. Animation.

We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Mighty Magiswords, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball have all been renewed for the 2017-2018 upfront season.

In the United States, Cartoon Network offers the most popular VOD (Video on-demand) content across all television and the channel has five out of the top 10 animated series for kids.

http://eventpress.turner.com/cartoon-network/

Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/03/cartoon-network-usa-2017-2018-upfront/

Cartoon Network USA announces Unikitty! a Lego-themed animated series from Warner Bros. Animation: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/cartoon-network-usa-announces-a-new-lego-animated-series-unikitty/

Adult Swim USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

Ahead of the 2017 upfront, Turner has already released some Adult Swim upfront info. Coming soon to Adult Swim is a quarter-hour live-action comedy series aimed at millennials (Adult Swim’s current target audience and age group) called Mostly 4 Millennials, the comedy series will be a funny and exciting look into what makes the “More Greatest Generation” tick. Mostly 4 Millennials is created by Derrick Beckles (Totally for Teens, Hot Package) and executive produced along with Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show). In terms of specials, Comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman will also be having her very own 30-minute special on Adult Swim. The special will be about the current state of the United States of America, regarding issues related to politics, gender and culture. Jena Friedman has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Explorer and Vice and as a field producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-announces-new-comedy-projects-jena-friedman-derrick-beckles-and-eric-andre

In terms of animation, Adult Swim will premiere a brand new quarter-hour show called The Jellies! and is created by Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce. The show is about a family of Jellyfish, but focuses mostly on their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he spirals out of control and he tries to “find himself”. The musical score is composed by Tyler, Tyler is also a voice actor on the show, along with Lionel Boyce, Phil LaMarr, Blake Anderson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Michael Richardson and many more.

Another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim is Apollo Gauntlet, which is about a cop who gets transported to a futuristic medieval society, and with the help of a magical suit and a set of talking gauntlets, he’s able to fight crime exactly the way he wants under the alter-ego of “Apollo Gauntlet”. The quarter-hour animated adventure comedy series is created by Myles Langlois and is produced by MONDO’s animation studio, Six Point Harness and Mosaic.

Hot Streets is also another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim. In Hot Streets, FBI Agent Mark Branski, his partner, his niece, and her dog, investigate supernatural phenomena. The quarter-hour animated science fiction adventure series is created by Brian Wysol (Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken). Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner (Robot Chicken), Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol are serving as executive producers. Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

From Monday 22nd May, Adult Swim will premiere season two of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter with a new episode airing each night at 12am ET/PT for five days. The show is about a retired Werewolf Hunter who runs a cocktail bar but due to some unpleasant situation at the bar, Joe has no choice but to get back into the werewolf hunting game.

http://eventpress.turner.com/adult-swim/

For more information about Turner Upfront 2017, click the link below:

http://eventpress.turner.com/

Fyodor Golan Powerpuff Girls Clothing London Fashion Week Collaboration

Fyodor Golan Powerpuff Girls Clothing London Fashion Week Collaboration

Cartoon Network and fashion brand Fyodor Golan have teamed up at London Fashion Week today (17/02/2017) for an all-new fashion collaboration inspired by Cartoon Network’s very own The Powerpuff Girls. To promote the new Powerpuff Girls collection, Cartoon Network animated a special news report called “Townsville Today” featuring The Powerpuff Girls, in the news report, the girls give infamous Townsville villains – The Fashionistas a good “dressing down” after being caught stealing Fyodor Golan’s fabric so they could produce their own creation – “The Smoohji”, but they get arrested by the fashion police. As an award for saving the day, Fyodor Golan invited the girls to their show at London Fashion Week. CNN’s Becky Anderson (anchor of CNN’s Connect the World) played the role of news anchor in the animated news report. The Powerpuff Girls inspired Autumn/Winter 2017 collection will be available for sale beginning in July at select department stores and boutiques worldwide.

Fyodor Golan is a fashion brand founded by Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman in 2011, previously they have worked with Hasbro for My Little Pony and Transformers fashion collaborations.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: The Powerpuff Girls Collection Unveiled at Fyodor Golan Fashion Show

Turner’s Cartoon Network and Fyodor Golan showcased today (17/02/2017) an all-new collaboration inspired by the original ambassadors of #girlpower, The Powerpuff Girls. The super cute, super fierce animated crime-fighting trio featured as part of the fashion designers’ bold and vibrant new collection, aimed at today’s modern and iconic woman: “seductive, fragile and fearless”. Fyodor Golan’s Autumn/Winter collection was revealed at the exclusive Fyodor Golan fashion show in London this morning.

Featured on the runway during the event were seven of the 15-piece collection. The night before the show, a bespoke piece of animation created by Cartoon Network saw the designers catapulted to the city of Townsville to appear in their very own episode of The Powerpuff Girls http://fyodorgolan.co.uk/PPG/. What’s more, the designers have also created miniature digital versions of their most recognisable pieces for http://www.powerpuffyourself.com – giving fans across the globe the chance to turn themselves into their very own Powerpuffed person wearing Fyodor Golan.

Fyodor and Golan said: “We grew up with The Powerpuff Girls and are still huge fans! For us, these three characters empower you to be yourself. Encompassing strength and standing up for yourself against all odds, and being overly cute at the same time. Designing with the girls in mind was really liberating and felt very naturally relevant. We love the iconic quality they come with, in the simplicity of line, colour and mood. Staring in our own The Powerpuff Girls cartoon was like a dream come true.”

The full range of products from The Powerpuff Girls x Fyodor Golan collection includes an assortment of outerwear, tops, sweatshirts, skirts, dresses and trousers, as well as a “mini-me” collection for powerful women and their aspiring girls. The Autumn/Winter 2017 collection will be available for sale beginning in July at select department stores and boutiques worldwide.

The Powerpuff Girls x Fyodor Golan collaboration further solidifies the return of Cartoon Network’s aspirational franchise to the pop culture spotlight. Since their TV-screen debut in 1998, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have charmed girls and women of all ages – proving that girl power should never be underestimated. With all-new episodes of the reimagined animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios currently airing on Cartoon Network worldwide, along with an ambitious, multi-category licensing programme, generations of fans both old and new can continue to be mesmerised by The Powerpuff Girls.

About Fyodor Golan

FYODOR GOLAN is a London based label with distinctive visual language. Both coming from Fine Art backgrounds the designers infuse expressive approach with clean geometrical silhouettes and sportswear aesthetics into modern luxury womenswear. Manipulating materials through new technology brings to life distinctive textiles and 3D embroideries. Fyodor studied at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Golan Graduated from Istituto Marangoni London. Their combined experience in the industry includes Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Richard Nicol and Raf Simons. The label’s second season won Fashion Fringe award and in 2012 was the youngest label to be the focus of the V&A’s “Fashion in Motion” exhibit. In 2015 Awarded Best New E-Store at Decoded Fashion Futures Awards. FYODOR GOLAN collections encompass a wardrobe for today’s global modern & iconic women. A seductive, fragile and fearless woman.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/powerpuff-girls-collection-unveiled-fyodor-golan-fashion-show

http://fyodorgolan.co.uk/PPG/

http://londonfashionweek.co.uk/designers_profile.aspx?DesignerID=1864