Mary Osako: The Innovation 50

SVP global communications, Activision Blizzard

"I am here to build a world-class communications capability for the company, and as part of that I plan to expand Activision’s PR team," Mary Osako told PRWeek when she started her new role in September 2014 at videogame developer and distributor Activision. If anyone can do it, it’s Osako, who spent almost five years at Amazon, where she managed comms issues around financial, policy M&A, and litigation to advertising, operations, and Amazon’s Prime Air drone-delivery service.

Reporting to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, Osako oversees global communications for the company, ranging from corporate positioning to executive and financial communications. She is also responsible for communicating the accomplishments of the company’s staffers around the world. Prior to Activision and Amazon, Osako served as CCO and SVP at Ask.com. She also worked at Yahoo as VP of corporate communications, and Sprint as manager of media relations.

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