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Charles Garland

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Chief Operating Officer

Phone: +44 **********  
Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
Syco Entertainment
9830 Wilshire Blvd - Floor 3
Beverly Hills , California 90212
United States

Company Description: Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment and is responsible for producing some of the world's most successful music,...   more

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Crystal Entertainment. Charles Garland, CEO, 8 May 2015 [cached]
Charles Garland, CEO Crystal Entertainment. Charles Garland, CEO Home What we do Who we've worked with recently Charles Garland, CEO Contact us
Charles' career spans both brand marketing and the entertainment industry.
He spent ten years with one of the UK's leading advertising agencies. Bartle Bogle Hegarty; as Group Development Director, he was responsible for building the agency's international business, which involved launching offices in Asia and the US. He then worked with Simon Fuller for eight years to build 19 Entertainment into a globally respected entertainment company, prior to a sale in 2005 to CKX for £100m.
Charles presided over the development and global expansion of the 'Pop Idol' franchise and the US hit show 'So You Think You can Dance?' He has also worked with talent such as David Beckham to build a globally branded business.
As well as founder of Crystal, Charles is also Chief Operating Officer of Syco Entertainment, the joint venture between Simon Cowell & Sony Music Entertainment.
Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited | Regulatory news, 27 April 2007 [cached]
Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited ("IMAC") is pleased to announce that it has today completed its investment to take a significant equity stake in a new entertainment company, Crystal Entertainment Limited ("Crystal"), in partnership with Charles Garland, former Chief Operating Officer of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment.
Crystal has been formed by Charles Garland and he is also investing a significant amount in Crystal alongside IMAC.
Crystal will invest in the development, and possible acquisition, of entertainment based IP and the marketing experience of Charles and the team he intends to build, will focus on execution across media platforms.
As global brands focus more on greater engagement with consumers, so brand owners are looking ever closer at talent and content as a means of more effective communication. Crystal will be putting particular emphasis upon effective ways to bridge the worlds of brand marketing with that of talent and content.
Charles Garland has spent his entire career in brand marketing and entertainment. His 20 years in marketing included 10 years with one of the world's premier creative advertising agency groups, Bartle Bogle Hegarty. As Managing Director of the Group's marketing agencies, he worked with a portfolio of clients that included Audi, Nat West, British Telecom and Levis. He was also responsible for starting the Group's operations in Asia and the US.
Charles has a strong track record with brands, content and talent and we believe that Crystal will be an excellent vehicle to leverage his and Ingenious' expertise in these areas'.
Charles Garland, CEO of Crystal Entertainment, said:
Charles Garland Named CEO ..., 16 April 2012 [cached]
Charles Garland Named CEO Syco Entertainment
Syco Entertainment, the joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, today announces that Charles Garland will become the worldwide CEO with immediate effect.
Formerly the COO, his role will now include leadership of Syco's global TV business.
Charles joined Syco in March 2011 from Crystal Entertainment, the company he founded in 2007 and served as Chief Executive. He previously served at 19 Entertainment for 8 years, helping to build up its key brands globally. Before that he worked at Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) as Group Development Director, working with brands including Audi, Natwest and BT, and where he was responsible for building the agency's international operations, which involved launching offices in Asia and the US.
I have a fantastic team of people at Syco and wanted someone they respected and trusted, I am therefore delighted to confirm Charles as CEO of Syco"
Doug Morris, Chairman and CEO Sony Music says, "I am pleased to have Charles operating in this important role.
"The X Factor and Got Talent ..., 3 Oct 2013 [cached]
"The X Factor and Got Talent YouTube channels are amongst the most viewed in the world, and by launching both as global franchises we're making it even easier for audiences and brands to engage with our content on a worldwide scale," said Syco CEO Charles Garland.
Charles Garland Departs ..., 14 April 2014 [cached]
Charles Garland Departs Syco Entertainment
"I leave the business in magnificent shape and poised for further growth," Garland said in a statement.
Garland was promoted from COO at the company in 2012 after joining Syco in 2011. Previously, he was an executive at "American Idol" producer 19 Entertainment before founding his own talent and brand agency Crystal Entertainment in 2007.
Added Cowell, "Charles is a true gentleman and a very talented executive.
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