The 2011 Brand Builder Awards
-- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/24/2011 12:54:48 PM
As COO of the company, Carroll oversees the branding efforts at AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. Under his watch, AMC has enjoyed its greatest period of viewership gain and critical acclaim. Mad Men scored Golden Globe and Emmy awards for three consecutive years-a total of six major awards. Both were recordbreaking achievements.
Stephen Davis is the president of Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios. That means at the age of 49, he gets paid to sit at a conference table with other grown men and women, cull through Hasbro's 1,500 brands and ask, "What should we play with today: Scrabble, Operation or Monopoly, or with our Transformer action figures?"
When Debra Lee took over as chairman and CEO of BET Networks six years ago, the then 25-year-old channel had already established itself as the cable destination for African-Americans. But Lee knew the brand could be so much more.
You couldn 't get a grander accolade at Turner Broadcasting than to be compared to its swashbuckling founder. That's what happens when you ask Turner CEO Phil Kent about David Levy, Turner's president for ad sales, distribution and sports.
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