Shaftesbury hires Webb for content strategy role

Former CTV and Corus programming exec Joanna Webb (pictured) will work with senior management to align content strategies across the company's divisions, including factual and digital media, in the newly created role.
September 4, 2013

Former CTV and Corus exec Joanna Webb (pictured) has joined Shaftesbury as senior VP of content strategy, effective immediately.

In the newly created role, Webb will work with senior management to align content strategies across the company’s divisions, including factual, kids, sales and distribution, digital media arm Smokebomb Entertainment, and the company’s L.A. office, reporting to Shaftesbury chairman and CEO Christina Jennings.

She will also pursue branded content opps and distribution partnerships with third-party producers.

“With a proven track record driving audience growth across multiple genres and platforms, she will not only help us find our place in the unscripted space, but will also be a great asset to the company as genres continue to evolve and digital and branded become increasingly important parts of the equation,” said Jennings in a statement.

Webb was most recently founder and MD of Toronto-based creative consulting firm Mojojo Media. Prior to that, she served as senior VP of programming for Bell Media’s CTV network and specialty services. Before joining CTV, she held several exec posts over 15 years at Corus Entertainment, including VP of programming for kids; VP of programming for women’s specialty television; and VP and head of programming for Corus’ pay and specialty services.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.