Comcast Names Charlie Thurston President of Advertising Sales
Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., today announced that Charles W. Thurston will join the company as President of Advertising Sales in March.
In his new position, Thurston will assume responsibility for directing Comcast's local, regional and national advertising sales operations, including the company's 16 Comcast MarketLink consolidated interconnects.
"Charlie is one of the cable industry's most respected advertising sales professionals with a proven track record of 20 years of outstanding advertising sales management experience," said Steve Burke, president of Comcast Cable. "Being one of the best clustered cable companies in the country creates major advertising sales opportunities, and we believe Charlie is uniquely qualified to lead our team."
Prior to joining Comcast, Thurston served as President and CEO of Adlink, the digital cable interconnect serving the Los Angeles market. Under his leadership, Adlink experienced substantial revenue growth and was recognized as one of the city's fastest-growing companies.
A graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., Thurston has been recognized with several industry awards, including the Cable Television Advertising Bureau (CAB) President's Award and the CAB Carl Weinstein Award.
About Comcast Cable
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation (NASDQ: CMCSK, CMCSA), a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. Comcast Cable is the third largest cable company in the United States. Providing basic cable, digital cable and high speed Internet services, Comcast Cable is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The company's approximately 18,000 cable division employees serve more than 8.4 million customers in six geographic regions.