EXCLUSIVE: I hear John Miller, chief marketing officer for the NBC Universal Television Group, will step down at the end of the year. Miller, a 28-year NBC marketing veteran, has already started telling people within the company about his plans to make a change. He is in talks about possibly staying on at NBC Universal in a different capacity.
Miller has been CMO of the NBC Uni TV Group since May 2004, overseeing marketing and cross-promotion for all 17 divisions, including Universal Media Studios, NBC Uni TV Distribution, NBC Entertainment, NBC News, NBC Sports, Telemundo, Bravo, USA Network, Syfy, Oxygen, MSNBC, CNBC and The Weather Channel. He also chairs a marketing council for the parent company, NBC Universal, overseeing all cross-company promotion. Miller previously served as president of the NBC Agency since 1999. Before that, he was the longtime head of advertising and promotion for NBC and co-president of the NBC Agency alongside longtime partner and co-president, Vince Manze. Miller joined NBC in 1982.