Magazine article Screen International

Ricky Strauss Named President of Marketing at Disney

Magazine article Screen International

Ricky Strauss Named President of Marketing at Disney

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The surprise announcement sees the former Participant Media president replace the outgoing M T Carney.

"I am happy to welcome Ricky Strauss to The Walt Disney Studios family," Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross said on Friday (13). "With 25 years of industry experience, he brings a deep understanding of all aspects of the film business as well as incredible skill in branding and cutting-edge marketing.

"He will undoubtedly raise the studios' creative bar as we enter 2012 and look ahead at showcasing a spectacular slate of films to audiences around the world."

"The future of Disney movies is as exciting as the legacy, and I'm honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of that. Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and DreamWorks Studios are among the world's best and brightest brands," Strauss said. …

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