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Marisa Hammonds Named Senior Vice President, Digital, Marketing & Research At Endemol Shine North America

March 30, 2017 - Marisa Hammonds has been named Senior Vice President, Digital, Marketing & Research at Endemol Shine North America, it was announced today by Vivi Zigler, President, Digital, Brand & Audience Development, Endemol Shine North America, to whom she reports.

Hammonds now oversees digital & social media, as well as marketing and research across all of Endemol Shine North America’s shows, including those of its digital studio, Endemol Shine Beyond USA. Hammonds originally joined Shine America in April 2011, and worked across the company’s digital content and social media strategy.

Endemol Shine North America’s VP of Marketing Rob Hughes and VP of Research and Insights, Kevin Ivey, will both now report to Hammonds. Hammonds, Hughes and Ivey all formerly reported to Zigler. Tamaya Petteway, who recently accepted responsibility for Licensing, as well as the company’s brand team, will continue in her role as SVP, Brand & Licensing Partnerships, reporting to Zigler. 

“Marisa is that rare executive with both creative instincts and business acumen,” says Zigler. “Her expertise in both digital and social media will serve her well in this newly expanded role.”

Hammonds added, “I’m honored to lead these three talented Endemol Shine groups and, alongside our network and platform partners, continue to grow and engage audiences across some of the best TV and digital properties in the world.”

Hammonds originally joined Shine America in April 2011, and worked across the company’s digital content and social media strategy. In her new role, three distinct groups come together to grow and engage audiences with compelling content across multiple platforms.

Hammonds and her teams also support Endemol Shine’s Brand & Licensing Partnerships, adding their expertise to live events and products spanning major franchises such as “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior” and “The Biggest Loser.”

She most recently served as Vice President, Digital & Social Media at Endemol Shine North America. In that role, Hammonds worked closely with network partners to develop and execute cross-promotional partnerships, digital content and social media activations for the company's TV series.  She has launched innovative partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Shazam, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google Hangouts.  

For Season 3 of "MasterChef," she oversaw the launch of a MasterChef mobile app and a robust social content strategy, which won “Best Multiplatform Project” at RealScreen West. Prior to joining the company, Hammonds worked at a digital advertising startup and before that in consulting for one of the nation’s leading hospital revenue review consultancies based up in San Francisco. Hammonds lives in LA and holds a BA from Stanford University.

Endemol Shine North America original series include Big Brother (CBS), Hunted (CBS), MasterChef (Fox), Steve Harvey (Syndicated), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Below Deck (Bravo), Toddlers & Tiaras (TLC), Kingdom (Audience Network), Keys of Christmas (YouTube Red), El Vato (NBC Universo) and upcoming Page Six TV (Syndicated) and many other top cable, broadcast and digital original programs.

For further information:

Endemol Shine North America
Joe Schlosser
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About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Hunted (CBS) and upcoming Page Six TV (Syndicated), Trading Spaces (TLC), Superhuman (FOX), and I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime).

Endemol Shine Beyond USA is the digital studio of Endemol Shine North America, focused on developing original series across a wide array of platforms. Endemol Shine Beyond USA recently developed and produced The Keys of Christmas (Youtube Red), announced an exclusive production partnership with Mashable and the launch of original series Capturing Everest (Sports Illustrated), the first-ever top-to-bottom climb of Mt. Everest in VR. Endemol Shine Beyond is also behind global lifestyle network ICON with Michelle Phan and is one of the top producers of original content on the web, including the hit global eSports series Legends of Gaming.

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