Senior Vice President, Affiliate Marketing
Chris Brush was named senior vice president, affiliate marketing in March 2012. In his role, Brush provides creative direction and marketing support to distributors to market all of the company’s products and services to their consumers, including: ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, and ESPN3, as well as VOD and authenticated services and other emerging media businesses.
Prior to his current position, Brush – as vice president, marketing – led strategic development and marketing for ESPN’s award-winning brand campaign “It’s Not Crazy. It’s Sports.” He also oversaw consumer marketing efforts for multiple ESPN properties and media platforms, including ESPN Radio, X Games, The ESPYs, ESPN Films (including 30 for 30), E:60, SportsNation, ESPN Local, espnW, ESPN The Weekend, Consumer Products and more. Additionally, he directed ESPN’s efforts on the re-branding of the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. Brush joined ESPN in July 2006 overseeing the marketing and advertising efforts of the company’s mobile business.
Prior to joining ESPN, Brush worked for DIRECTV, Inc. as vice president of marketing, responsible for managing all customer marketing campaigns for sports packages, movie services, pay-per-view, basic networks, publishing and sponsorships. He also led the national marketing campaigns for DIRECTV’s exclusive sports properties, NFL Sunday Ticket and the NCAA’s Mega March Madness. Brush was also previously the director of marketing partnerships for the National Basketball Association. Prior to that, he was the director of DBS marketing for the league. In these roles, he managed all aspects of NBA & WNBA sports subscription packages.
In 2017, Brush was named to CableFax’s “The Affiliate Marketing Hot List.”
Brush graduated from Union College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science.