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TORONTO, May 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Media announced today the appointment of Stuart Garvie as President, Bell Media Sales, effective June 8. A senior advertising executive with more than 18 years of global experience in the media industry, Garvie will assume the responsibilities of Mary Ann Turcke, who was recently appointed President of Bell Media. He will oversee the leadership and strategic direction of Bell Media's national advertising sales across all platforms, namely conventional and specialty TV, radio, out-of-home, and digital.
"Stuart is an industry visionary and I am thrilled to welcome him to Bell Media. I am confident that we will benefit from his extensive experience and ground-breaking approach to media and advertising both in Canada and internationally," said Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media. "Supported by the best sales team in the business, Stuart is primed to leverage Bell Media's portfolio of properties and reinforce our unwavering commitment to our clients and partners."
"It is with great pride that I join Canada's premier media company," said Garvie. "I look forward to building on Bell Media's industry leadership and implementing new strategies to consolidate our position as the #1 partner of national advertisers across Canada."
Recognized for his commitment to innovation and efficiency, Garvie's breadth of experience includes new product development, the implementation of new trading models, and integrating new technology. He brings his vast and rich experience to Bell Media Sales, working closely with Lesley Conway, Senior Vice-President, Bell Media Sales; Perry MacDonald, Senior Vice-President, CTV Sales; Patrick Jutras, Senior Vice-President, Bell Media Sales, Québec; Dean Rutherford, Vice-President, National Radio Sales; Lucy Collin, Vice-President, Marketing and Innovation, English Canada; and Nathalie Doré, Vice-President, Marketing and Innovation, Bell Media Sales, Québec.
Garvie will be based at Toronto's 50 Eglinton office and will be a member of Bell Media's Senior Leadership Team.
Before joining Bell Media, Stuart Garvie was the Chief Commercial Officer for GroupM Canada, a role in which he controlled and negotiated a $2 billion advertising budget across four of Canada's largest advertising agencies. Prior to this role, Garvie also held management positions in global media agencies.
Garvie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nottingham, which he acquired in 1994. He has also studied Negotiation and Leadership at Harvard Law School. In 2004, he was the co-author of an award-winning entry for the IPA Effectiveness Awards, the leading competition measuring effectiveness of advertising campaigns, led by the IPA, the trade association for U.K. advertising agencies.
About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 10,500 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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