John Turner

John is a senior partner in OC&C’s UK Media practice, working with clients across the full range of media sub-sectors and topics but with particular focus on the TV market.

John is a senior partner in OC&C’s UK Media practice, working with clients across the full range of media sub-sectors and topics but with particular focus on the TV market.

In the UK, John has collaborated with several of the industry leaders on key strategic topics such as OTT, advertising sales, production, distribution and acquisitions. John has also worked extensively in B2B media including comprehensive work related to audience measurement data as it relates to the advertising industry.

Internationally, John has spent more than a decade in key global media markets including the USA, France, UAE/Middle East, Germany and Australia/New Zealand.

John works very extensively with international news brands and platforms that distribute news. He currently leads the OC&C Global News Initiative, an effort focused on bringing together global leaders of news organisations to discuss the most pressing issues that impact their economics and ability to distribute information. Not only has John worked for many of the largest global news networks, he has also advised governments on issues related to their 'soft power' agendas.

John has published extensively on key topics in the media industry on topics ranging from developments in emerging market media to the impact of 'big data' on the advertising industry. John has been invited to speak on media topics by organisations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Abu Dhabi Media Conference, and the World Economic Forum.

Education & Prior Experience

  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Oliver Wyman
  • BA Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • MA Fletcher School
  • MBA Harvard Business School
"The media industry is facing a tsunami of change because of the shift to digital. We help media businesses understand the drivers of change and how to adapt their business models to prosper in the new world"

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