Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales
Ken Ripley is Al Jazeera America’s Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales, partnering with top global brands and agencies to reach AJAM’s coveted influencer demographic. Prior to joining AJAM (and Current TV), Ripley was Executive Vice President of Global Advertising Sales for IGA Worldwide, Inc., a leading independent in-game advertising company. While at IGA, he oversaw a sales organization that worked with more than 100 companies to tailor messages specifically to in-game audiences. Prior to his tenure at IGA, Ripley was Vice President, Sales Development for Discovery Communications where he built a new sales division, bringing in more than 40 new national TV advertising clients.
Previously, he was national sales manager for Discovery’s Emerging Network group including: Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Home, Discovery Times, The Science Channel, The Military Channel, Discovery Kids Channel and Discovery Kids on NBC. Ripley has also served as Vice President Advertiser Sales for TiVo, Inc., where he launched TiVovision, interactive television’s first marketing system for advertiser on-demand messaging and signed numerous charter advertisers. Before TiVo, Ripley was Vice President, Advertiser Sales for Columbia TriStar Television where he managed sales for DirecTV’s and Game Show Network’s ad sales efforts as well as CTAS’ syndicated programs including Seinfeld, Mad About You and Walker Texas Ranger.