|Courtney Brown Warren, Nikki Kria|
Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform that supports creative projects, names Courtney Brown Warren VP of brand marketing and Nikki Kria head of communications. Both Warren and Kria join the platform from Twitter, where Warren served as global head of brand and Kria focused on increasing awareness of Twitter’s suite of solutions for businesses and advertisers, including new ad formats, new ad placements, and new commerce features. Before coming to Twitter, Warrem was head of creative at Audible and VP & creative director of entertainment & sports at the Madison Square Garden Company. Kria previously held positions at Havas PR and Wunderman Thompson. “Courtney and Nikki both bring such a depth of experience and knowledge to their new roles and I’m excited to bring them on to help revitalize the brand here at Kickstarter,” said Kickstarter CEO Everette Taylor.
Approach names Molly Morter head of strategic growth and Jennifer Dingman head of digital. Morter was most recently CMO of national restaurant group What If Syndicate. Before that, she was an executive VP at DKC and executive director at Golin. Morter has worked with brands including BP, Walmart, Dyson, Unilever, General Mills, The Honest Company, Hello Bello and Airbnb. Dingman is responsible for leading a team of digital experts across social media, paid media, and influencer marketing. Before coming to Approach, she was senior VP of integrated media strategy at Current Global.
Cision appoints Antony Cousins as executive director of AI strategy, a newly created role. Cousins was previously CEO at AI marketing technology company Factmata, which was acquired by Cision in November 2022. He has also held a variety of roles in UK Government organizations, including the Ministry of Defence, Home Office and Cabinet Office. In his new role, Cousins will be responsible for advancing Cision’s AI strategy, working to rapidly integrate Factmata’s technologies for detecting harmful online content and narrative monitoring into Cision’s new products and platforms. “With his first-hand communications and technology experience, Antony deeply understands the challenges and the opportunities that AI provides to the discipline of communications and media intelligence,” said Cision chief product officer Jay Webster.
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