Former Universal EVP Doug Neil Named Marketing, Brand Chief At NFT Platform Chronicle

Job Appointments | July 7, 2021 By:

Fan-focused NFT Marketplace Chronicle has announced that Doug Neil has been appointed Chief Marketing and Brand Officer for the company.

Chronicle is a global studio and marketplace digital platform built entirely for fans featuring officially licensed digital collectibles, more commonly known as NFTs. Launching in 2021, users around the world will be able to buy, sell, trade, bid, and gift authenticated digital collectibles on its user-friendly exchange. Whilst Chronicle is set to be blockchain agnostic, the company has made the decision to utilize blockchain networks that are environmentally aware and not driven on high-energy “Proof of Work” systems. It is focused on using technical partners and solutions that are “Proof of Stake” driven and committed to reducing their carbon footprint.

In his new role, Neil will be responsible for securing partnerships with entertainment companies and brand owners for the release of digital collectibles on the Chronicle platform as well as overseeing marketing, promotion, and revenue for the company.

Neil was Executive Vice President of Global Digital Marketing and Media for Universal Pictures from 2006-2020. In this role, he pioneered digital activations and strategies for over 200 films including Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect, Fifty Shades of Grey, Get Out, The Fate of the Furious, and Despicable Me. He was the recipient of the 2017 Hollywood in Pixels Silver Pixels award and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. He is currently teaching entertainment marketing courses at UCLA’s Anderson School.

Prior to this role, Neil was Executive Vice President of Global Digital Marketing and Media for Universal Pictures from 2006-2020. In this role, he pioneered digital activations and strategies for over 200 films including Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect, Fifty Shades of Grey, Get Out, The Fate of the Furious, and Despicable Me. He was the recipient of the 2017 Hollywood in Pixels Silver Pixels award and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. He is currently teaching entertainment marketing courses at UCLA’s Anderson School.

Chronicle also announced that Jack Ewins would lead the Chronicle Studio – responsible for overseeing the design of the collectibles that are offered in the Chronicle marketplace and Manuel Bejarano would be Lead Designer for Chronicle Studio. Prior to Chronicle, Ewins was instrumental in developing fan focused digital experiences for Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in coordination with Chronicle co-founder, Tim Glover. Previously, Manuel designed 3D content for Jurassic World’s fan campaigns and developed trailers and posters for Spanish film festivals including Nocturna Madrid and the Fantastic Costa del Sol International Film Festival.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Doug, Jack, and Manuel previously through the fan activations that were done for the Jurassic World franchise. Doug’s marketing expertise and industry relationships will be instrumental in driving Chronicle’s success for our brand partners, while Jack’s design instincts, creative talents and passion for fan engagement and Manuel’s aesthetic will produce distinctive and exceptional collectible NFTs for partners,” said Tim Glover, co-founder of Chronicle.