Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Appoints Vikram Sharma As Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Appoints Vikram Sharma As Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Appoints Vikram Sharma As Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Today (28/03/2018), Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that Vikram Sharma has been appointed as the new Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises for the region. Cartoon Network Enterprises is Cartoon Network’s product merchandising and service licensing division. As the division’s new vice president, Vikram will be responsible for driving sales across the region for Cartoon Network branded toys, clothing, home entertainment, publishing, lifestyle products as well as live events and themed entertainment. Cartoon Network’s popular IPs include Ben 10, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific is also responsible for licensing for Adult Swim shows, including Rick and Morty, the emoticon rabbit Tzuki and it also acts as an representative of Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of Turner’s sister company – Warner Bros. in the region.

Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) president – Giorgio Stock is also responsible for the international part of Cartoon Network Enterprises and will be working closely with the Asia-Pacific licensing team. Before joining Turner, Vikram worked for Disney’s Asia division in Singapore and India, he was also in charge of Disney’s consumer products business in Thailand, which is also an important market for Cartoon Network Enterprises.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network Hires New Head For Licensing And Consumer Products Business In APAC

Turner Asia Pacific has appointed Vikram Sharma Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), its regional licensing and merchandising division.

Joining Turner in March, Mr Sharma is tasked with driving sales across the whole region for its branded toys, apparel, home entertainment, publishing and lifestyle products, as well as live events and themed entertainment. Major franchises and IP under CNE’s management from the Cartoon Network portfolio of shows including Ben 10, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Powerpuff Girls, as well as Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

His remit also includes the management of Tuzki, the digital IP and emoticon of choice in China and beyond. In South Asia, Turner acts as a representative for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “The potential of the CNE business is immense and with Vikram leading the charge, we know it can be realised. We are incredibly pleased to have attracted someone with his track record and have high hopes that fans of our amazing IP and franchises will have products that match their passion.”

EMEA President Giorgio Stock, who also spearheads Cartoon Network Enterprises for Turner internationally, will work closely with the CNE team in Asia Pacific to maintain consistency and strategic direction for the business outside of the US.

Before joining Turner, Mr Sharma held various key positions in Disney across Asia including Singapore and India. He’s a proven commercial leader with successful stints in overall P&L management and in different aspects of sales and distribution, with a special focus on retail and franchise monetization. Most recently he led Disney’s consumer products business in Thailand, a key location for Turner’s CNE business.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-hires-new-head-licensing-consumer-products-business-apac

Pablo Zuccarino Announced As Senior VP And General Manager Of Cartoon Network Latin America

Pablo Zuccarino Announced As Senior VP And General Manager Of Cartoon Network Latin America

Pablo Zuccarino Announced As Senior VP And General Manager Of Cartoon Network Latin America

Turner Latin America has appointed Pablo Zuccarino as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cartoon Network Latin America, which also includes Boomerang and classic animation TV channel Tooncast. In his new role, Pablo will oversee all programming, digital strategy, marketing and day-to-day business for all three channels. Pablo was first hired in 2004 as part of Cartoon Network Latin America’s digital team, then content and finally channel management. Pablo will report to Turner Latin America’s president – Whit Richardson. The previous CN Latin America manager was Barry Koch who left the company last March.

Regarding Pablo Zuccarino’s appointment – Whit Richardson said:

“Pablo has been a game-changer in the kids’ space since he first joined Turner in 2004. His long-standing ‘fan-first’ approach to our kids’ offerings has played a key role in our ongoing success.”

Also to mention, Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil will celebrate its 25th anniversary on 30th April this year, for this year’s Carnaval festivities and to celebrate the channel’s birthday, Cartoon Network Brazil has posted a special video onto their YouTube channel featuring many of Cartoon Network’s most recognisable cartoon characters doing the samba:

http://www.anmtvla.com/2018/02/pablo-zuccarino-estara-cargo-de-los.html

https://worldscreen.com/tvkids/pablo-zuccarino-to-lead-turner-kids-brands-in-latam/

http://kidscreen.com/2018/02/14/pablo-zuccarino-to-lead-turners-kids-brands-in-latam/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/03/management-shakeup-at-cartoon-network-brazil/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/02/cartoon-network-news-in-brief-late-february-2017/

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