Kent ReesGM & CMO at FAST Studios
Kent Rees is an industry-leading digital and content marketing strategist. He is currently the general manager and chief marketing officer for FAST Studios, a company that owns and operates ad-supported streaming tv networks. In 2019, He co-founded a data-driven marketing firm called Likewise Media Consultants. They specialize in audience growth for streaming platforms, direct-to-consumer services and acquired content.
Prior to that, he most recently was the Chief Marketing Officer for Pop TV, where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing and digital including the successful launch of the Pop TV App and record-breaking ratings for Schitt’s Creek in season 4 and 5.
Other career highlights: Kent was EVP and General Manager of Pivot, a pro-social cable network brand he helped build from scratch, the chief architect of the IFC rebrand to “Always On. Slightly Off.”, the marketing, operations and brand lead on several YouTube and AVOD start-ups and the lead promo producer and creative on the now legendary launch of The Bachelor on ABC.
Kent went to NYU film, is an adjunct professor at Emerson College since 2018, and is a former Promax BDA board member. When not marketing content, Kent can be found watching his beloved hometown Minnesota Vikings or listening to Bob Dylan.