Will Funk Named SVP of Sports Sponsorships & Sales for Turner Sports

Sports announced the promotion of William Funk to senior vice president of
sports sponsorships and sales, where he will help expand the portfolio of sales
partners and innovative marketing platforms across all Turner Sports
programming on the TNT and TBS networks.

In addition, Funk will manage
the integration of online and television media of the networks’ sports
properties including the NBA, NASCAR, MLB and professional golf and the digital
assets of NASCAR.com, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Funk’s role also includes
working with TNT and TBS marketing, programming and production as well as the
leagues to create media partnerships with advertisers and develop branded
content for distribution across the networks’ linear and digital
properties. He will also serve as a liaison to Time Warner divisions to
create unique marketing opportunities with television, film, print and online
outlets within the Time Warner family. Funk reports to Trish
Frohman, executive vice president of Turner Sports Sales, and he previously
held the position of vice president of sports sponsorships and sales.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Will
leading the way to provide our many partners with valuable opportunities across
Turner Sports’ linear and digital platforms,” said Frohman. “Will’s
leadership and innovation have helped Turner Sports differentiate itself within
the marketplace and we anticipate him continuing to lead the charge with his
new responsibilities.”

While at
Turner Broadcasting, Funk has played an integral role in establishing
partnerships with key advertisers and has helped pioneer unique opportunities
for sponsors. Funk was instrumental in creating the first ever NASCAR
telecast with featured limited commercial breaks for TNT’s Wide Open Coverage
for the Pepsi 400, and helping to coordinate the production, sales and
marketing team that developed over 20 minutes of original branded content
that was integrated throughout the race. The overall ad exposure during
the race exceeded $55M, more than double of the average for the network’s other
five races. Additionally, during the inaugural MLB Postseason on TBS,
Funk developed a partnership with advertisers for unprecedented television and
online integration across TBS and the network’s broadband channel, TBS Hot
Corner on MLB.com.

Funk received
his Bachelor of Arts degree from



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