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Otto Bell

Vice President, Group Creative Director

Otto Bell

Turner's Courageous

Otto Bell is vice president, group creative director and founder of Courageous, Turner’s first-ever brand studio with global capabilities for marketers across CNN, HLN and Great Big Story. In this role, he leads a self-sufficient, full-time team of award-winning journalists, filmmakers, designers and producers dedicated to the creation and execution of newsworthy branded content for the company’s top advertisers. Based in New York, Bell reports to Michal Shapira, senior vice president of news content partnerships, Turner Ignite. 

Prior to joining CNN, Bell was the creative director and a founding member of OgilvyEntertainment. During his time at Ogilvy, he developed, produced and directed landmark television and digital deals across five continents for a myriad of lead brands; pairing the likes of Philips, DuPont, Unilever and IBM with global media partners.

Bell is a graduate of the prestigious WPP Fellowship program and holds a masters in english literature from Oxford University. He is a Green Card holder for “Outstanding Contribution to American Arts and Media,” as well as a member of the Producers Guild of America and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A frequent speaker at key industry events such as MIPCOM Cannes, the Association of National Advertisers, the American Association of Advertising Agencies and Internet Week, Bell has been recognized with several notable awards including Lions, Clios, Effies and The One Show