Bret Havey promoted to SVP, Brand Creative Director for TBS & TNT
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Bret Havey Promoted to Senior Vice President,
Brand Creative Director for TBS & TNT
Bret Havey has been promoted to senior vice president, brand creative director for Turner's TBS & TNT. Havey oversees all on-air promotions and creative initiatives for the two networks, with a focus on providing a premium brand experience across all screens and platforms. He also works closely with colleagues across the networks to ensure consistent and contextually relevant brand positioning. Havey is based in Atlanta and reports to Michael Engleman, executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand innovation for TBS & TNT.
"Over the past year, Bret has been instrumental in bringing TBS's brand evolution to life through the network's unique look and on-air creative," said Engleman. "As both TBS and TNT continue to evolve, he will play a key role in keeping our multiplatform brands fresh and relevant through innovative, forward-thinking creative."
Havey, who joined Turner in 2005, most recently served as vice president, creative director for TBS, supervising the overall creative look and voice for the top-rated network. In his role, he produced on-air promos and other promotional elements for TBS, including the award-winning creative that heralded the arrival of Conan O'Brien to the network.
Havey came to TBS from ABC Family, where he also served as vice president, creative director. He previously worked as a creative consultant on projects for various cable networks, including TBS, TNT, CNN, HBO, USA, Disney Channel, Oxygen, G4 and Discovery. Havey also served as a writer/producer of promotional materials for ABC and VH1. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
About TBS & TNT
TBS is basic cable's #1 entertainment network with young adults and home to six of the most popular and critically acclaimed new comedies on cable – Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth, Search Party and Wrecked – as well as the animated hit American Dad!. Upcoming comedies include The Guest Book, The Cops, Tarantula and Final Space. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch the competition series Drop the Mic. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's brand new eSports gaming league.
TNT ranks among cable's Top 5 networks with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slate of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians and the upcoming Will, Claws, The Alienist, The Race Card and more. TNT also presents popular shows like Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
TBS & TNT are divisions of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.
TBS – Brad Bernstein
TNT – Carmen Davenporte-McNeal