Trio head to new market posts at Fox


Fox Broadcasting Co. has upped three publicity and marketing executives, pinning senior vp stripes on Shannon Ryan and vp stripes on Jason Clark and Peter Overland.

Ryan, who has been named senior vp publicity, will have increased oversight of the network's publicity staff, managing all aspects of entertainment publicity, including the development and implementation of national publicity campaigns. She will report to executive vp marketing and communications Joe Earley.

As vp publicity, Clark, along with New York-based vp Elissa Johansmeier, will help Ryan in managing the entertainment publicity staff and supervising the network's publicity efforts. Clark will report to Ryan.

"Shannon and Jason have been key to the growth and success of the publicity department," Earley said.

Overland, upped to vp on-air promotion, will report to Brian Dollenmayer, senior vp on-air promotion and creative marketing.

Since joining Fox in 1994 as a coordinator in the corporate publicity department, Ryan has launched publicity campaigns for such series as "That '70s Show," "Family Guy," "The Simple Life" and "Arrested Development."

Clark, who joined Fox in 1997 as a coordinator in corporate communications, played an integral role in the publicity campaigns for the first three seasons of "American Idol" and launched "The O.C.," the campaign for which he received a Publicists Guild Award.

Overland, a Promax Award-winning producer, has served as director on-air promotion since September 2004 and has overseen promotion of such series as "Bones" and "The O.C."