Turner Elevates Marketing and Brand Executives

Marie Hughes Promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience

ATLANTA, February 5, 2018: Turner today announced the promotions of Marie Hughes to Senior Vice President, Strategic Media Planning, and Michael Tatum to Senior Vice President, Turner Brand Experience. Both executives are based in Atlanta and will continue to report to Molly Battin, EVP, Global Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer for Turner.

 Michael Tatum

“As Turner continues to evolve to meet the needs of an ever-changing media landscape, it is important for our organization and its leadership to evolve simultaneously so we’re in the best position to support and market our brands, and protect and enhance our company’s reputation.”  said Battin. “Marie and Michael are best-in-class brand strategists and marketers, and I’m delighted to congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions.”

Hughes oversees all paid linear and digital media planning duties for Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, and Turner Sports. Recently, she has added the responsibility and oversight of all Turner cross promotion for the Turner portfolio of networks and digital assets, including and Bleacher Report.

Tatum has led the transformation of creating a consistent global brand presence for Turner. He and his team manage Turner’s brand identity, production and maintenance of the corporate internet and intranet sites, production and delivery of branded assets, employee engagement activations, logo monitoring and fulfillment, photography, and branded environments and presentations.

Before joining Turner in 2014, Hughes served as Senior Brand Group Director at Horizon Media in New York, as well as positions at PHD, Oxygen and MPG. Her career highlights include supporting the award-winning launch campaign for the History Channel’s mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, and working on series launches for True Blood and Game of Thrones. Hughes holds a bachelor’s in communications and media studies from New York University.

Tatum, first joined the company in 1996 as part of Turner Home Entertainment. He began his career as a public relations coordinator for GodwinGroup Advertising Agency in Jackson, Mississippi, and holds a bachelor’s in corporate journalism from Auburn University.

About Turner
Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports. For more information, please visit:


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