KC Sullivan to Lead New Global Division
Andrew Mortimer to Oversee Global Partnerships Team;
Max Raven to Lead Global News Advertising Team
NEW YORK, NY & LONDON, UK – June 18, 2020 – NBCUniversal and Sky today announced the leadership team for its new One Platform Global Advertising & Partnerships offering.
Newly-named President & Managing Director of Global Advertising & Partnerships KCSullivanwill lead the unifiedGlobal Advertising & Partnerships Team, and bring this offering to market. Sullivan, who most recently served as President & Managing Director of CNBC International, will now report into NBCUniversal Chairman Linda Yaccarino and partner closely with Sky Chief Business Officer Patrick Béhar.
Within Sullivan's new global organization, Andrew Mortimer will now lead NBCUniversal + Sky Global Partnerships. As Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships, Mortimer, who previously served as Sky Media UK's Director of Client Strategy, will head a cross-functional team that services international brands looking to plan globally and activate locally across the combined NBCUniversal and Sky audience. He will act as the strategic and operational bridge between the companies' combined networks, properties and business units. Mortimer will jointly report into Sullivan and Béhar.
Also overseeing the global team under Sullivan is Max Raven, who will now lead Advertising & Partnerships for Global News, including the expansion of its Catalyst agency business. Raven most recently served as Senior Vice President for CNBC International’s commercial agency Catalyst. CNBC is the #1 cross-platform business news brand globally, reaching almost 300 million homes outside the United States, and providing access to the most affluent and influential audience in the world. Raven will now lead all advertising and partnership efforts for the powerhouse news brand and as well as any future global news offerings from NBCUniversal & Sky, reporting into Sullivan.
Sullivan, Mortimer and Raven will work closely with Krishan Bhatia, who leads Business Operations & Strategy for NBCUniversal, to drive the wider sales product and strategy integration. He will continue to report into Linda Yaccarino.
First unveiled during NBCUniversal's One Industry Update, the NBCUniversal + Sky global offering unlocks access for brands around the world across both of Comcast's leading media companies. Among the opportunities now available to global clients and agencies via One Platform are: bespoke research including cultural trends and insights, courtesy of a new global intelligence lab by NBCUniversal + Sky; global OTT opportunities across Peacock and NOW TV; scaled technology, solutions and innovation, from AdSmart to Content & Commercial Innovations; and portfolio access to unparalleled content, global IP, influential talent, breaking news, and more across both media giants.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a division of Comcast Corporation. To learn more, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
With 23 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. We have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. And our ever-improving technology makes it even easier for customers to watch more of the shows they love with personalised recommendations and voice control and, our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service. We treat our customers better than anyone else in our field, as Ofcom’s complaints data shows, and we look after our staff too. Sky is one of The Times Top 50 employers for women and we’re in Stonewall’s list of Top 50 LGBT-Inclusive employers. We also use our position as the leading entertainment business in Europe to do the right thing. As part of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign we’re committing to be completely single-use plastic free by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re supporting the WWF to protect our oceans with designated Marine Protected Areas.
Maggie Mitchell // Maggie.Hollander@nbcuni.com