A+E Networks promotes three in marketing division

A+E Networks is bolstering its international marketing efforts with three promotions in its international brands and creative divisions.
August 19, 2015

A+E Networks is bolstering its international marketing efforts with three promotions in its international brands and creative divisions.

Anna Priest has been promoted to VP of global brands for International. She will set the company’s global brand and marketing strategies while maintaining her current duties in marketing, communications and digital at A+E Networks UK.

Chris Gargani has been promoted to VP of creative for A+E International. He will head up creative services internationally and act as the go-between for domestic and creative international teams. He is formerly the senior director for brand partnerships and on-air creative. Prior to joining A+E, he ran a creative agency that serviced clients such as ESPN, ABC and the NFL, among others.

Finally, Chris Epple becomes VP of franchises and content marketing at International.  He is formerly the VP of partnerships marketing and innovations and before that worked as the VP of consumer marketing for channel brands History and H2.

All three hires are effective August 31. Each will report to Amanda Hill, A+E’s chief creative officer for International. The new positions are part of a strategy to raise the international profile of the company’s channel brands.

“These moves help position our team to bring unified, best-in-class strategies to our markets, ensuring global impact as well as a more customized local relevance,” Hill said in a statement.

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