LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – YouTube announced this week that it has named Kurt Patat Global Head of Consumer and Entertainment Communications.
According to the announcement, Patat will be tasked with overseeing consumer, music, creator and YouTube Originals communications teams, and will direct all communications strategies and campaigns to drive YouTube’s 1.9 billion users to the brand’s premium and ad-supported entertainment content, including original series, events and movies, as well as YouTube Music.
Additionally, Patat will work closely with YouTube’s partnership and entertainment team to identify and publicize key partnerships with YouTube creators and celebrities.
He will be based in Los Angeles and report directly to Chris Dale, YouTube’s Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs.
Patat comes to YouTube from Viacom, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Communications for Paramount Network and CMT. In the past, he has served as Vice President at MTV and Logo, in addition to leading consumer media relations for AOL.