Simulmedia, the leader in data optimized TV campaigns that deliver guaranteed superior business outcomes for major brands, today announced that David Levy, President of Turner has joined the Simulmedia Board of Directors replacing Rachel Lam, former head of Time Warner Investments, who has retired.
“This is an important time to have David, one of the undisputed innovators in the television industry, join our Board given the scale that Simulmedia has now achieved and the growth of the data-driven TV advertising which is now becoming mainstream with virtually all TV network companies offering solutions,” says Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO of Simulmedia. “David spear-headed key initiatives to help define the future of TV, from new over-the-top streaming services to industry-driven advanced advertising coalitions like OpenAP. Over the past decade, he has been key mentor to me on the television industry, the future of TV and the video ad ecosystem and Time Warner has been a long-time investor in Simulmedia.”
“This is a transformational time for the linear television business with the ability of companies like Simulmedia to show brands how to reduce their costs to activate customers and understand how data-targeted commercials achieve higher sales,” says Mr. Levy. “Dave and Simulmedia were ten years ahead of the market in seeing how greater data-driven accountability and precision to achieve business outcomes were going to impact television. I am very pleased to be invited on to the Board.”
As President of Turner, Mr. Levy oversees the media and distribution company’s portfolio including TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, truTV, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Bleacher Report, FilmStruck and ELEAGUE, Turner’s entry into the red hot esports category. Additionally, Mr. Levy leads advertising sales strategy and operations, affiliate sales, programming acquisitions, marketing promotion, interactive television and technology business development for the domestic Turner businesses, as well as CNN and HLN’s ad sales and affiliate sales. He also has oversight of Turner Sports’ programming acquisitions, production, marketing, league relations and sports ad sales.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Levy served as president of sales, distribution and sports for TBS, Inc. Under his leadership, the Turner ad sales division has consistently been recognized as the leading television and digital sales organization. Clients continually acknowledge the division for its creativity in developing innovative and integrated sponsorship ideas across Turner’s vast portfolio of television, digital and mobile platforms that further drive value and exposure for advertising partners.