On Tuesday, the Selection Enjoyment Marketing and advertising Visionaries Award, offered by Spotify Marketing, went to Sony Movement Shots Team president Josh Greenstein HBO and HBO Max’s govt vice president of brand name and content material marketing Zach Enterlin HBO Max’s government vice president of originals advertising Pia Chaozon Barlow and Disney Studios Content’s president of internet marketing Asad Ayaz.
“I want to call out the individuals that are remaining honored in this article tonight. You make it search so simple,” mentioned Ann Piper, head of customer partnerships on the U.S. vertical group at Spotify. “We know so substantially challenging operate goes on behind the scenes. All the issues that you have to do without having most people being aware of it. And I thank you for that.”
“The other factor I want to rejoice is the work that we do with all of you in this place, from breakthrough tips to just challenging-working media,” Piper continued. We’re genuinely energized to lover and lover with you from 3D audio, to movie headliners, to personalized playlists, to talking to you about your most current podcast. Your collaboration and partnership is why we wake up each working day and why we’re energized to be in this organization.”
In his acceptance speech, Greenstein expressed his gratitude for Sony’s marketing and advertising staff, which spans globally.
“That’s truly who must be on this stage. We have a large workforce of individuals all around the globe, marketing and advertising movies, and they do a remarkable position. It is been an unbelievable year for us. A yr that put a spotlight on resilience and take care of. I normally estimate that difficult situations really do not past. Tricky people do. And no time in our sector has confirmed that much more than the very last couple of decades. We continue to have complete faith in theatrical tactic that led us [here]. We will go on to display up for theatrical. We’re quite joyful on the superhero stuff, but we’ve bought a good deal much more. For ages, any time a new system or medium entered the market, folks would converse about the demise of theatrical. It’s been declared for the previous 70 many years. But we feel we’ve witnessed, in particular in excess of the previous calendar year, which is completely not the case.”
Enterlin and Barlow concurred, thanking their groups at HBO and HBO Max, as nicely as the supporters who support their articles.
“As Josh stated, it was fairly a year in 2021, which introduced all of us with new issues individually and professionally. We pivoted, and we pivoted some additional. But at the similar time, as electronic and data-driven insights carry on to direct the evolution of our technique — a specific blend of artwork and science — our focus never ever wavers. Our followers stay the heart of almost everything we do. We continue on to satisfy them exactly where they are, creating connections, fandoms and finally, advocates for our programming brand,” explained Enterlin.
“When I hear what you just described, Zach, I consider about the huge function not just that we have performed, but absolutely everyone in this room throughout the overall industry,” added Barlow. “It’s really hard not to experience tremendous humbled and fortunate. I really feel really lucky to be component of a firm that values creative imagination and innovation, not just in the groundbreaking and society-defining and inclusive and diverse stories that we explain to, but also in the promoting that we do. And most importantly, I just want to say I’m so exceptionally humbled and fortunate to function with these an remarkable team of talented men and women each individual solitary working day.”
Ayaz closed out the night time by talking on the electrical power the enjoyment business has to help men and women by way of tragedy.
“We went from remaining a theatrical marketing staff to performing on a good deal of streaming written content. We operate across 6 distinct studios and get to operate on some actually exceptional content with some of the best storytellers and creatives in the business,” he reported. “And I’m so happy of our team and our resilience, and how we’ve progressed into doing episodic marketing and advertising and streaming, and theatrical is coming again in a major way. Thank you to my crew for remaining there — and for staying here tonight.”
“Our sector is in the midst of a ton of improve. Marketing is much more hard and a lot more complex than at any time prior to, and we also dwell in a time where by the news cycle is truly tricky and dark at periods. Currently is an case in point of that,” Ayaz continued, referring to Tuesday’s university shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “And we get to deliver joy into people’s lives with the function that we do as leisure entrepreneurs. It helps make me really very pleased to be a part of this team.”