WarnerMedia has named Kristy Chan vice president, publicity for TNT, TBS and truTV. Chan comes to WarnerMedia from Netflix, where she served as director, original series publicity, leading a publicity team focused on young adult, family and Shondaland (the TV production company founded by writer/producer Shonda Rhimes) content. Before that, she served as vice president of publicity and awards strategy for Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio. In her new post, Chan will oversee a team of publicists and spearhead the publicity effort for the networks’ originals, acquisitions, late-night, scripted and unscripted programming. “Kristy is a great leader, creative thinker and excellent communications strategist,” said Jori Arancio, EVP communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS, and truTV.
Morning Consult has added former Kanter CEO Eric Salama, and former Omnicom Public Relations Group CEO Karen van Bergen to its board of directors. Salama and van Bergen join the data intelligence company’s board following its May announcement of a Series A funding round. Currently, a senior fellow at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the chair of Comic Relief, Salama left Kantar in February after having led the firm for over 17 years. Van Bergen led the Omnicom Public Relations Group for almost four years and now serves as dean of Omnicom University. Led by CEO and co-founder Michael Ramlet, the Morning Consult board of directors is also composed of Lupa Systems partner Ben FitzGerald, Advance Venture Partners founding and managing partner David ibnAle, and Sonos, Inc. co-founder Craig Shelburne.
MWWPR has hired Chip Garner as senior vice president, corporate reputation. Garner comes to MWWPR from British Airways, where he led all media relations, crisis communications, creative and corporate campaigns. He was previously a senior vice president at Ogilvy and vice president, digital strategies at Rubenstein Communications. In his new position, he will be working across groups and sectors and will play a key role in expanding the agency's Social CEO offering, which was formally launched in May. "Chip brings a deep background in traditional and non-traditional integrated campaign management,” said MWWPR founder and CEO Michael Kempner.
Jornaya, a data-as-a-service company, has named Rich Smith chief marketing officer. Smith comes to Jornaya from the CMO spot at Chief Outsiders, which provides companies with fractional chief marketing officers. Before that, he founded marketing and advertising firm Marketantics. In his new role, Smith will lead efforts to evolve the company's brand as it continues to shape how marketers use data and insights to optimize timing and messaging for customer retention, acquisition and cross-selling while safeguarding consumer privacy. Jornaya offers users a proprietary view of more than 200 million consumer major-life purchases each month. “Having been a customer of Jornaya in past roles, Rich knows the company well and truly understands the value that we bring to our customers,” said Jornaya founder and CEO Ross Shanken.