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Video Center Member Spotlight: Christine Cook

Christine Cook is senior vice president and chief revenue officer of CNN Digital. In this leadership position, Cook oversees sales strategy for CNN’s overall digital portfolio, which includes premium verticals, mobile products, programmatic, emerging businesses and Great Big Story. Based in New York, Cook reports to Donna Speciale, president of Turner Ad Sales.

In this newly-developed position, Cook plays a critical role in creating a holistic sales approach across CNN’s digital business, while strengthening digital revenue opportunities in line with the company’s go-to-market strategies. With a special focus on video, social and rich branded content campaigns, Cook also partners closely with the Content Partnerships team and Courageous brand studio to bring to life the KPIs of ad partners across CNN’s digital footprint.

Prior to joining Turner, Cook served as senior vice president and global head of advertising partnerships at Flipboard. During her six years at the company, Cook oversaw the global sales force and mobile-led revenue strategy. As an advisor, and then founding member of the advertising business team, she built the partnerships unit from the ground up, which was responsible for publisher partnerships, advertising sales, operations and creative brand marketing strategy. Prior to joining Flipboard in 2012, Cook held leadership roles at The Daily, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Financial Times, and New York Times Digital, where she founded the company’s first international sales office in London.

Cook was recently named to the 2018 Cynopsis Digital It List, and she is an active member of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Advertising Women of New York/She Runs It, and New York Women in Communications. A graduate from Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, History and Spanish, Cook currently resides in New York City.

Turner Ad Sales monetizes the company’s portfolio of leading entertainment, kids, news and sports properties through award-winning advanced advertising capabilities that power return-on-investment for brands. Attracting a wide-scale audience of diverse fans, the collection includes leading media brands Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, Great Big Story, HLN, TBS, TNT, truTV, Bleacher Report and Turner Sports’ high-profile coverage of the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE, UEFA and professional golf. In addition, the company has digital sales partnerships with the NBA, NCAA and PGA.

Turner, a WarnerMedia 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.


About IAB’s Video Center Member Spotlight
The IAB Video Center Member Spotlight highlights members’ exceptional efforts to lead, evangelize and be thought leaders in the video industry. Participation in our initiatives not only empowers committees & councils to create industry best practices, specifications, research, and guidelines, but also gives members the opportunity to be part of those ground breaking conversations.

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