Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as executive VP of marketing. Thompson joins IDJ from Warner Music Group, where he has served as executive VP/GM of Elektra since 1999.

Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as executive VP of marketing.

Thompson joins IDJ from Warner Music Group, where he has served as executive VP/GM of Elektra since 1999. Prior to that, he spent five years as Elektra's senior VP of promotion.

In his new role, based in New York, Thompson will oversee IDJ's marketing, sales and publicity departments. He reports to Island Records president Steve Bartels.

"LA Reid, Shawn Carter and I look forward to Greg's energy and experience pushing our artist-intensive marketing campaigns to new levels of success," Bartels says in a statement.