There’s been some climate change at The Weather Channel. The operation — owned by a consortium that includes NBCUniversal, Bain Capital, and The Blackstone Group — turned to a digital ad exec, David Kenny, to replace Mike Kelly as CEO. Kelly, a former AOL exec who took charge of Weather Channel in 2009, will remain a special adviser to the company, and an adviser at Bain. But the company apparently wants to boost its presence in the digital world: Kenny had been president of cloud storage company Akamai. As an ad man, he co-founded VivaKi, a digital unit of Publicis Groupe, and was CEO of Digitas. A member of the Yahoo board, Kenny was talked about as a possible successor to Carol Bartz who was fired in September.
Weather Channel Taps Ad Exec To Be CEO
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