Elias L. Plishner
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Marketing
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Elias Plishner serves as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Digital Marketing for Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, a unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
He leads a global team responsible for Digital Marketing, which includes: Website Production, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Online Video, Third-Party Digital Promotions, Online Editorial Partnernships, Digital Content Launches and Online Analytics.
Plishner has over eighteen years of digital expertise, including ten years at Universal McCann where he was a Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Marketing. For Sony Pictures, in particular, he worked on over 300 different film marketing campaigns.
In 2015, Elias was elected into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a recognition for his accomplishments in the movie industry. In addition, in 2014, The American Advertising Federation elected Elias into the Advertising Hall of Achievement and presented him with the Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award, celebrating his significant contributions to the advertising community. Variety Magazine also named Elias as one of the 2015 Hollywood New Leaders in Film.
Elias was also the Sony Pictures Marketing representative for the 2014-2015 Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) Anti-Piracy campaign, and helped to launch the websites WhereToWatch.com and TheCredits.org.
In 2012, Elias was awarded the ThinkLA Digital Marketing “Hall of Fame” Award, given to one individual each year. In terms of specific movies, his campaign for When A Stranger Calls received MediaWeek’s Grand Prize of Excellence and Best Use of Internet Honors. In addition, his work on District 9 helped win several Key Art Awards, including “Best Integrated Campaign.”
Elias previously sat on the board of directors for the Los Angeles AdClub, ThinkLA, and speaks regularly at many industry events from iMedia