Arlene Manos

Manos is stepping down at the end of the year, and transitioning to president emeritus. She is the embodiment of the advice she would give her 13-year-old self: “If you can visualize it, you can make it so.” One of cable’s most influential advertising leaders, she continually redefines and expands AMC Networks’ advertising and sponsorship opportunities across linear, digital and other new media platforms. The proof is in the results. Despite unprecedented fragmentation and competition, the company has consistently experienced strong ad growth for its original programming, with flagship network AMC commanding some of the highest ad prices on TV for series including “The Walking Dead.” She innovates internally as well, spearheading a reorg of the sales team this year.

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