WarnerMedia’s Top Ad Sales Executive Leaving

By Christine Zosche 

WarnerMedia’s top ad sales executive, Donna Speciale, is leaving the company as part of a reorganization of Warner’s ad sales team, according to three people familiar with the situation. (The Information)

Speciale had been with the company since 2012. (Adweek)

Prior to joining Turner, Speciale was head of media investment at media-buying agency MediaVest. (TheWrap)

There is speculation among ad buyers and others that AT&T might like to put someone in the lead ad sales role who has a greater working familiarity with John Stankey, the AT&T executive who leads WarnerMedia. (Variety)

In addition to Speciale, Dan Riess, executive vice president of the Turner Ignite business, is leaving, along with employees within various subdivisions under Turner Ignite, including content partnerships and product marketing. (WSJ / CMO Today)