Guru Adds Marketing Exec

Guru Studio has appointed Monika Sharma in the newly created position of director of marketing, where she will develop long-term marketing strategies to support and promote Guru Studio’s commercial activities and client relationships.

In her new role, Sharma will handle international program distribution, production services, online game development, social media impact, expansion into licensing and broadcaster relationships.

She will work closely with Guru’s creative, commercial and publicity teams to promote the eight animated series currently in production as well as the preschool series “Justin Time.” Now airing in more than 75 countries, Sharma is specifically tasked with building “Justin Time’s” ratings and awards success, and facilitating its extension into publishing, home entertainment, digital games and licensing.

Prior to joining Guru Studio, Monika worked for two years at Studio Licensing as director of brand marketing.

“The last year has been one of our fastest-growing to date, leading to significant expansion into exciting new areas, such as licensing, 2D production and video games,” says Mary Bredin, vice president, Guru Studio. “The company’s business development will greatly benefit from Monika’s specific experience in the industry and her extensive talents.”