President & CMO, Warner Bros. Television Group.
PromaxBDA Chair Emeritus
Highly respected marketing innovator Lisa Gregorian was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of the Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) in May 2010. She had previously served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Television Group, since September 2005, the second executive named to the then-newly created group.
In her position, Gregorian interfaces with the Studio’s internal television marketing teams as well as television networks and stations worldwide to maximize and fully exploit the promotional marketing opportunities for all of the Studio’s television properties, including network, first-run, cable and animated series from Warner Bros. Television (WBTV), Warner Horizon Television (WHTV), Warner Bros. Animation, Telepictures Productions and the television windows (pay, cable and broadcast) for theatrical titles. Gregorian and her marketing team also work cross-divisionally with the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and The CW Television Network. She is also the architect of the trade and consumer marketing efforts related to WBTVG’s multiplatform digital media business strategy and its entertainment destinations, including CWTV.com, TheWB.com, Studio 2.0 (the company’s digital venture for original programming) and more.
Gregorian continues to collaborate on the marketing and promotion of WBTVG series along with its series broadcast and cable partners, to include traditional, new media and product licensing as well as integration initiatives with blue-chip advertisers. She has also been instrumental in creating digital promotional opportunities for WBTVG series, both in streaming and EST. In recognition of her accomplishment and leadership role in entertainment marketing, Gregorian was named co-chair of the board of directors of PromaxBDA – the leading global association for marketing, promotion and design professionals in the entertainment industry – in June 2010.
Throughout her career, Gregorian has been an innovator in the development and creation of multiplatform marketing/brand extensions in the form of original digital series on behalf of the Studio’s TV properties – including current shows “Gossip Girl” and “Smallville” and, previously, “The O.C.” – and has spearheaded associations with key brands such as Dove, Toyota, Sprint, Verizon and more for these series. She has also been instrumental in creating product-integration collaborations for WBTV programs with major national brands, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, AT&T, Chili’s and more.
Since 2006, Gregorian has spearheaded Warner Bros. Entertainment’s industry-leading participation at Comic-Con, conceptualizing and planning the Studio booth on the main convention floor and working across divisions of the company to maximize effectiveness for all business units, including television, theatrical motion pictures, home entertainment, interactive entertainment, consumer products and more. Additionally, she is responsible for the creation of some of the most-buzzed-about items at recent Comic-Cons: the Studio’s limited-edition, signature oversize canvas bags, distributed annually and which have been called the convention’s “ubiquitous accessory” by Entertainment Weekly. Prior to her role at WBTVG, Gregorian held the position of Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Creative Serves, a position created for her in April 2003. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Marketing, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD), since October 1998, and Vice President, International Marketing & Research, WBITD, from 1994–1998. During her tenure at WBITD, Gregorian spearheaded several innovative marketing programs. She played a key role in the development and launch of the first website from a United States television distributor designed to service clients by providing marketing materials and information via the Internet (www.wbitv.com). Further, she was instrumental in adding daily international news items and television ratings to the website.
Gregorian created WBITD’s Concierge Club, a unique hospitality service available to international clients during the annual L.A. Screenings. She was also the driving force behind the creation of WBITD’s International Press Junket, where more than 100 print and electronic journalists from around the world attend press conferences with actors and producers of programming distributed by the Studio.
Gregorian has been honored with several industry awards over the years and was named a Studio Brand Builder by PROMAX in 2003. Gregorian began her association with Warner Bros. when she joined Lorimar Telepictures in 1986 (the company was later acquired by Warner Bros.) and has held various positions including Director, International Home Video & Caribbean Television, and Director, International Research & Pre-Sale Marketing.