SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2018--
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced the appointment
of Kristin Binns as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications
Officer. In this role, Ms. Binns will oversee global communications,
responsible for creating a comprehensive communications strategy for the
company which produces some of the world’s most iconic franchises,
including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, and Candy
Ms. Binns joins Activision Blizzard from Twitter, Inc., where she has
served as the Head of Corporate Communications since September, 2016.
During her tenure at Twitter, Ms. Binns spearheaded a multifaceted
communications strategy in support of the company’s turnaround effort
that ultimately reignited revenue growth, increased user engagement, and
drove GAAP profitability for the first time in Twitter’s history.
Prior to joining Twitter, she served as the Vice President of Public
Relations at Anthem, Inc., where she guided the company through the
implementation of health care reform, among other high profile issues.
Binns began her career in political communications on Capitol Hill and
held a number of leadership roles at General Electric and NBC Universal.
“I'm excited to add another dynamic leader to our talented team.
Kristin's breadth of experience and fresh perspective will help advance
our powerful narrative which extols fun, competition and community for
our hundreds of millions of fans worldwide,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO,
“It’s an incredible time to join Activision Blizzard whose iconic
franchises have enriched the lives of so many fans in new and innovative
ways,” said Ms. Binns. “I’m excited to help shape and tell Activision
Blizzard’s story as the world’s leading interactive entertainment
Ms. Binns will officially join Activision Blizzard in July, reporting
directly to Mr. Kotick.
About Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, is
the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment
company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around
the world through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®,
Destiny, and Skylanders®; Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®,
Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®;
and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™, and Farm Heroes™.
The company is one of the Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®."
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has
operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196
countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products
can be found on the company's website, www.activisionblizzard.com.
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