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Ex-LEGO exec Lars Silberbauer joins MTV Digital Studios

Former LEGO executive Lars Silberbauer has been appointed to the newly established role of SVP for Viacom’s MTV Digital Studios. Silberbauer will shepherd the creative, development and production for the network’s ...
October 22, 2018

Former LEGO executive Lars Silberbauer has been appointed to the newly established role of SVP for Viacom’s MTV Digital Studios.

Silberbauer will shepherd the creative, development and production for the network’s digital originals, and lead MTV’s digital brand social channels, with responsibility for accelerating the youth brand’s growth across platforms.

The executive will relocate from London to New York as Silberbauer starts his new position on Nov. 1. He reports into Jacqueline Parkes, CMO and EVP of Digital Studios for MTV, VH1 and Logo Group, and Kelly Day, president of Viacom Digital Studios.

During his time tenure at LEGO as senior global director of social media & video, Silberbauer created the toy company’s global strategy from the ground up, expanding across social media, search and third-party video channels on global platforms. Additionally, he is credited with launching high-quality animated channel LEGO TV in 2014 across 24 markets.

Prior to LEGO, Silberbauer worked as a strategist connecting traditional broadcasting with digital experiences over a 10-year period. Earlier this year, he was crowned one of the 25 most innovative and influential marketers in Europe by the Holmes Report.

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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