Jessica Casano-Antonellis, a former senior exec at Disney who performed a key function within the launches of Disney+ and ESPN+, has joined SiriusXM as SVP and head of communications.

She studies for Chief Marketing Officer Denise Karkosis and succeeds Patrick Reilly, who’s leaving the audio firm after a 17-year run.

Casano-Antonellis, who laboured at digital video agency Vimeo previous to becoming a member of Disney, will oversee strategic communications, model repute administration and media relations for SiriusXM.

“Jessica is a valued and revered chief who brings a wealth of strategic communications expertise within the media, leisure and expertise industries to SiriusXM,” Karkos stated within the official announcement. “She shall be an unbelievable asset to the corporate and can play a key function as we proceed to inform the story of SiriusXM as a frontrunner in audio leisure.”

After starting her Disney tenure in 2018, Casano-Antonellis contributed to the launch efforts for ESPN+ that yr and Disney+ in 2019. More just lately, she led communications for all the Disney Streaming units, overseeing world communications methods for Disney+ and Hulu.

The senior exec ranks at Disney, together with within company communications, have been in a level of flux over the previous few months. Last month, Geoff Morrell departed after simply three months because of the alternative for longtime communications chief Zenia Mucha, after former Biden Administration official Kristina Schake came aboard as chief spokesperson. In the streaming operation, long-tenured exec Karen Hobson moved several months in the past into a world function, passing the home baton to Heather Hust-Rivera.

At Vimeo, Casano-Antonellis oversaw communications techniques for the video platform, which was acquired by Barry Diller’s InterActive Corp. in 2006. IAC spun Vimeo off final yr and it now could be publicly traded on the Nasdaq. Before Vimeo, Jessica spent almost 10 years at tech PR company Text100, now Archetype, working with leisure purchasers like MTV, Bravo and the Weather Channel.

“After greater than 4 fulfilling and busy years’ of main communications for The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of streaming providers, I’m excited to start this subsequent journey working with Denise, CEO Jennifer Witz, and the remainder of the management group at SiriusXM,” Casano-Antonellis stated. “I’m impressed by Jennifer’s imaginative and prescient for the corporate and may’t wait to leap proper into champion the corporate’s narrative because it pushes new boundaries within the audio house.”

Reilly plans to remain on as a marketing consultant via July. “Patrick has been a tireless chief of our public relations and company communications since 2004, working to make sure SiriusXM is pretty and positively represented to {the marketplace},” Karkos stated.

:.

Advertisement