Linda Yaccarino Exits NBCUniversal, Mark Marshall Named Interim Ad Sales Chief

The ad sales shakeup, days before the upfront, came hours before she was named Twitter CEO

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UPDATE: Yaccarino’s appointment as Twitter CEO was made official on Friday afternoon.

PREVIOUSLY: Hours before Linda Yaccarino was named Twitter CEO, her time at NBCUniversal has officially ended. 

The longtime ad sales chief—NBCUniversal’s chairman of global advertising and partnerships—has departed the company “effective immediately,” NBCUniversal announced Friday morning. 

Mark Marshall, currently president, advertising sales and client partnerships, has been named interim chairman of NBCUniversal’s advertising and partnerships group. He will report to Mark Lazarus, chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

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