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Nat Geo taps Netflix, AOL execs for digital team

National Geographic has further bolstered its digital team by hiring executives David Miller and Kyle Christensen. Miller (pictured, left) has been appointed to the position of SVP and general manager, NationalGeographic.com and Christensen ...
September 13, 2017

National Geographic has further bolstered its digital team by hiring executives David Miller and Kyle Christensen.

Miller (pictured, left) has been appointed to the position of SVP and general manager, NationalGeographic.com and Christensen (pictured, right) as VP of channel social and digital strategy.

In his new position, Miller will be responsible for the daily experiences for both consumers and advertiser partners on the National Geographic website and will shepherd the company’s consumer and revenue growth goals. Prior to working at National Geographic, Miller most recently served as VP of product management at AOL. He will report to Rachel Webber, EVP of digital

Elsewhere, serving as VP of channel social and digital strategy, Christensen will lead National Geographic’s social strategy for its broadcast channels. He will be tasked with the development and execution of National Geographic’s digital strategies for new shows and films.

Christensen comes to Nat Geo from Netflix, where he helped launch its Marvel series and Narcos. His campaigns for season one and two of Narcos took home multiple awards including the Cannes Lions and Facebook’s grand prize for Best Overall TV Social Campaign, Best Digital Content and Best Ad. Christensen will report to Jonathan Hunt, SVP of social and audience Development.

These appointments come on the heels of National Geographic’s recent hiring of Apple’s Marcus East as EVP of product and technology; Marcelo Galdieri as SVP of digital product after 20 years at MasterCard; and former Vox and Vice hire Jonathan Huntas SVP of social and audience development.

 

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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