WGI Sport of the Arts, the world’s leading producer of indoor color guard, percussion ensemble, and winds group events is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Giddens as an at-large member of the board of directors.
“We enthusiastically welcome Jennifer as we continue driving our organization to fulfill our mission and provide unique experiences to our participants,” said President Ed Devlin. “Her unique background and wealth of professional expertise will make a vital contribution as we navigate WGI into the future.”
Jennifer Giddens is Head of Marketing for OWN and oversees strategic marketing for the network’s diverse slate of African American female focused programming, including its growing slate of acclaimed scripted and unscripted series, as well as special programming and TV movies. She also oversees social media, digital marketing and the marketing for the network’s growing podcast business and works closely with OWN’s ad sales team to identify and create impactful marketing solutions for partner brands and advertisers.
Giddens’ extensive marketing experience embraces a wide variety of programming genres, including scripted, unscripted, live action, drama, comedy, animation and sports. She has led marketing teams for Netflix, and for cable and media conglomerates NBC Universal, Turner Entertainment and Scripps Networks. Most recently, Giddens was Head of Creative Marketing, Kids and Family for Netflix, with oversight of their creative marketing team and development of global launch campaigns, from strategy development to creative execution and production.
Prior to Netflix, Giddens spent several years as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Digital for Universal Kids, where she oversaw brand strategy and consumer marketing development and execution managing the company’s brand marketing, social media, digital and brand creative teams. She also served as VP of Marketing for Sprout. Previously, Giddens oversaw TNT’s brand marketing team and was responsible for the creation of multiple high-profile campaigns for the network’s award-winning series.
In 2017, Giddens was named as one of the industry’s most notable marketing executives in Variety’s Marketing Impact Report. Over her illustrious career, her work has been honored with Clio Awards, Emmy nominations, Peabody and Promax honors. She has also been awarded Kidscreen’s Brand/Channel Design of the Year and was a Marketer of the Year finalist.
Giddens holds a B.A. in Broadcasting and Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.