VIZ Media has announced the hiring of two new directors, and the formation of a department specifically for public relations.
Former Penguin Books PR person Chantelle Sturt has signed on as the company's Director of Publicity, Public Relations, and will lead the new Public Relations department.
"Chantelle’s diverse experience and success demonstrates her ability to take what is happening in today’s culture and news and create promotional campaigns that not only cut through the noise but which translate into profitable projects that endure," said VIZ's Chief Marketing Officer Brad Woods in the announcement. "I am thrilled that this dynamic and engaged leader will now bring her talents to VIZ Media."
Former DC and Humanoids marketing director Ailen Lujo has joined VIZ as its Director of Publishing Marketing.
"We are thrilled that Ailen has joined the VIZ Media family," Said VIZ's Senior Director of Product Marketing Candice Uyloan. "Not only does she bring a wealth of publishing expertise to the Marketing team, but a keen understanding of manga as well. I look forward to seeing the impact she will have on our 2020 plans in the coming months."