Mark Marshall was named interim Chairman of Advertising Sales and Partnerships in May of 2023. In his interim role, Marshall helped lead the team through a successful Upfront, ultimately closing this year’s negotiations with total cash commitments roughly in line with last year (NBCU’s highest grossing Upfront to-date) despite industry-wide economic headwinds.
Previously, Marshall had held the role of President, Advertising Sales and Partnerships since 2018, during which time he had strategic oversight of all advertising sales initiatives for NBCUniversal’s NBC Broadcast Entertainment, NBC Sports, advanced advertising sales and client partnerships. Prior to that, Marshall held the post of Executive Vice President, Entertainment Advertising Sales Group where he oversaw the combined advertising sales for NBC Entertainment, USA, Syfy and WWE.
Before joining NBCUniversal, Marshall held multiple advertising sales and sports positions at Turner Broadcasting between 1999 – 2013, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager. Earlier in his career, Marshall was Vice President and National Sales Manager for Turner Sports, leading the Midwest regional sales, and served as Vice President of Turner Sports Advertising Sales for the West Coast region.