Cartoon Network Alum Joins Kartoon Channel!


Genius Brands International has appointed Cartoon Network alum Cindy Kelly as head of advertising sales and co-chief revenue officer for Kartoon Channel!

Kelly will oversee advertising sales and brand, content and event sponsorships. She joins Genius Brands with over 25 years of experience in executive sales and sponsorship roles at major companies, including extensive children’s media sales at Cartoon Network.

Previously, Kelly also served as broadcast account supervisor at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, where she oversaw media strategy for blue-chip accounts, including Mattel Toys, Campbell’s Soup and Paramount Pictures.

At Kartoon Channel!, Kelly will work alongside Todd Steinman, who was recently appointed co-chief revenue and marketing officer.

Jon Ollwerther, president of Kartoon Channel!, said, “Following the recent announcement of the Kartoon Channel! Kidaverse and the acquisition of Ameba TV, Kartoon Channel! continues its global expansion, with a goal of becoming the leading children’s entertainment platform. With the appointments of Cindy and Todd, we are focusing on creating meaningful revenue streams by driving advertising sales and brand marketing partnerships. Cindy’s track record speaks for itself. She is at the top of her field and has significant relationships with the most important advertisers in the kids’ business. I could not be more thrilled to welcome her to the Kartoon Channel! team.”

“Kartoon Channel! has the content, the platform and the audience to provide a very special offering for the advertising community,” added Kelly. “I’m excited to lead the ad sales and sponsorship strategy given the rapid growth of the network.”