As A+E Networks continues to experience growth across the globe, the international marketing team is adding three new roles to help elevate the company’s brands, marketing strategies, global tent pole deliveries and world-class creative. The announcement was made today by Amanda Hill, Chief Creative Officer, International at A+E Networks, to whom the new positions will report beginning August 31st.
“We are raising the international profile of our channel brands and continuing to expand A+E Networks’ business in new and existing territories,” said Hill, “These moves help position our team to bring unified, best in class strategies to our markets, ensuring global impact as well as a more customised local relevance.”
Under the new structure, Anna Priest has been promoted to Vice President, Global Brands, International, and reporting directly to Hill in this capacity. Priest will be responsible for setting the company’s global brand strategies and marketing plans while championing the company’s global corporate social responsibility programmes. She joined A+E Networks UK in October 2011 from the BBC where she was Head of Marketing, Superbrands and Portfolio, overseeing the channel’s biggest brands.
Chris Epple takes on the new role of Vice President, Franchises and Content Marketing, International. Prior to this role, Epple was VP, Partnerships Marketing and Innovations for A+E Networks. He joined A+E Networks as VP, Consumer Marketing for HISTORY and H2 more than two years ago.
Chris Gargani is being promoted to Vice President, Creative for A+E International. Gargani will lead creative services for international, acting as the key interface for domestic creative teams as well as international teams. Gargani was previously Sr. Director, Brand Partnerships On-Air Creative, for A+E Networks.