Former senior staff of Disney Digital Network join Bent Pixels with a focus on paid targeted media, influencer marketing, and content protection.
LOS ANGELES – November 2, 2017 – Bent Pixels today announced the appointment of new executives specializing in branded content, talent management, and sales to run the media company’s new Brand Solutions division. The senior staff members, representing collective decades of digital media industry experience at companies including Disney Digital Network/The Walt Disney Company, are based out of Bent Pixels’ expanded office in Culver City, CA. They include Nick Carreras, Vice President of Talent and Brand Strategy, Brandon Kraines, Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Solutions, and Louis J. Timchak III, Vice President of Brand and Talent Sales. In addition to the new staff, media and advertising leader Todd Rosenberg is participating as Senior Advisor.
“We’re thrilled to have assembled this team of best-in-class digital media professionals,” said Mike Pusateri, Founder and CEO of Bent Pixels. “Bent Pixels Brand Solutions will benefit from their leadership as we serve our growing base of brand clients, marketers, and talent in the rapidly-changing world of social video.”
The appointees are:
Nick Carreras, Vice President of Talent and Brand Strategy
Nick Carreras is an experienced manager of top talent whose career has ranged from the traditional agency model to overseeing the careers of digital-first performers. He has worked with actors including Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), and William H. Macy (Shameless), and influencers such as Markiplier, Shay Carl, and Timothy DeLaGhetto. At Bent Pixels he leads a team of talent managers in helping influencers grow their businesses, and works closely with brand integration staff to create ideal partnerships. A law school graduate, Mr. Carreras was most recently Head of Talent Strategy at Disney Digital Network.
Brandon Kraines, Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Solutions
Brandon Kraines is a new media executive with over 15 years of experience in traditional and digital content development and production. A former Director of Integrated Marketing at Disney Digital Network, Mr. Kraines specializes in go-to-market branding, storytelling and concept development, creator/advertiser relations and project management. He now leads strategic brand campaigns at Bent Pixels from ideation to completion. A graduate of Tulane University, Mr. Kraines was previously a director and producer of popular music videos and commercials.
Louis J. Timchak III, Vice President of Brand and Talent Sales
Louis Timchak is a digital media veteran with over 17 years of agency and sales experience. After heading up West Coast and later gaming sales for Maker Studios, Mr. Timchak spent nearly three years as Director of Digital Sales for Disney Digital Network. He also previously managed sales teams at IGN Entertainment, and has extensive experience in branded content, digital media, esports, influencer and social marketing. At Bent Pixels he will grow awareness of the company’s offerings for brands, including paid media, sponsorships and influencer marketing campaigns. Mr. Timchak holds a degree in communication and business administration from Vanderbilt University.
Todd Rosenberg, Senior Advisor
Todd Rosenberg, who previously ran the creator network at Maker Studios, is a seasoned executive in digital media and programmatic advertising and a leader in the Silicon Beach community. Having spearheaded Disney’s content claiming strategy, Mr. Rosenberg helped create an additional multi-million-dollar revenue stream for the content giant. He now advises Bent Pixels on the delivery of technology-enabled managed services, including content protection and digital network administration. Known as a mentor in the Los Angeles startup tech scene, Mr. Rosenberg holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
About Bent Pixels
Bent Pixels is a digital media company known for developing technology-based management solutions for brands and talent networks. The core of Bent Pixels is its creator community, the largest independently-owned influencer network in the United States. The Bent Pixels offering includes social campaign strategy, digital rights management, cross-platform media sales, network administration, and talent management.
Bent Pixels manages a diverse roster of talented creators with a global footprint, including urban dance stars The Kinjaz, comedians Joe Rogan and Bill Burr, and a slate of top esports athletes, gamers, and entertainment talent. Enterprise clients include content studios and distributors such as Frederator and Funimation. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Las Vegas, Bent Pixels has offices in Los Angeles, Boston, Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Aachen (Germany). More information is available at https://bentpixels.com.
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