Donna Speciale

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Turner Isn’t Expanding Its Plans to Reduce Ad Load Beyond TruTV and TNT—for Now

In Adweek's cover story this week, Turner president David Levy and his team detailed their ambitious plans to innovate at the company heading into this year's upfront—and perhaps significantly alter the future of linear advertising

Turner Heads Into Upfront Bristling With Programming and Ad Sales Innovation

April 4 was a day that Turner president David Levy had been looking forward to "for many, many years," he says. For the first time in television history, his networks TBS, TNT and truTV carried the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Final.

Turner Shakes Up Its Ad Sales Division to Streamline Agency and Client Partnerships

How big is the Turner Ad Sales reorganization the company unveiled today? Very, according to president Donna Speciale. "This is basically the beginning of reimagining advertising," she said.

TruTV Is Dropping Up to 9 Minutes of Ads Per Hour Next Fall

Advertising space is going to pull a vanishing act on truTV next fall, when the network plans to reduce its ad load by as much as 47 percent. 

Turner Upfront Slate Tries for Younger Viewers, Even Male/Female Split

Without Steve Koonin at the helm for the first time in years, Turner is giving the floor to head of programming Michael Wright this morning.

Turner Taps Donna Speciale to Oversee Integrated TV, Digital Sales

On the eve of the 2014-15 upfront, Turner Broadcasting System has begun making sweeping changes in the structure of its ad sales unit, and as a result, one well-respected veteran will be leaving the company.

Turner and Starcom in Product Placement Partnership

In a first of its kind deal, Starcom and Turner will partner for an unspecified number of brand integrations on TBS, TNT, truTV and Adult Swim for a full year. Also part of the pact: a research study that will focus on the overall effectiveness of integrated advertising.

David Levy Named President of Turner Broadcasting System

Turner Sports boss and advertising/affiliate sales president David Levy on Monday was promoted to the role of president of the entire Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. operation.

The CW Wraps Upfront Deals; Turner Joins the Fray

The CW is the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2012-13 TV season. Volume was down slightly versus last year’s bazaar.