CULVER CITY, CA (January 11, 2012) - Chris Kiriakatis has been promoted to senior vice president, digital, advertiser sales for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Amy Carney, president, advertiser sales, SPT, to whom he reports.
In this role, Kiriakatis will run all U.S. digital ad sales for SPT, which includes Crackle.com, PlayStation Network, DoctorOz.com, NateBerkus.com and FearNet.com. He will also be responsible for managing the digital teams in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
"Chris has significant experience in both the digital and television communities." says Amy Carney. "With digital advertising becoming a critical element to our success, we are thrilled to have someone aboard with the ability to motivate and lead our team. Chris' skill in developing and maintaining successful relationships has made him an invaluable sales executive at SPT."
Kiriakatis joined SPT in April 2007 as an account executive, selling media and branded advertiser integrations across syndicated and cable properties including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Seinfeld, The King of Queens, The Doctor Oz Show, and The Nate Berkus Show as well as FEARnet and 3Net. In addition to these responsibilities, he also sold digital properties, such as ShareCare.com and DoctorOz.com. In February 2010, Kiriakatis was promoted to director, ad sales where he assumed increased management responsibilities across the SPT ad sales businesses. Prior to joining SPT, Kiriakatis spent five years at A&E Television Networks where he held a variety of roles across the A&E and History Channel ad sales department, including one year at Music Choice, where he drove revenue for the video on demand platform.
Kiriakatis graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor of arts in communication.
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