We welcome our new Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Marino, to the Q team! Steve brings over 19 years of experience in developing digital business and communication strategies, as well as social Web development solutions. In his role, Steve develops and drives both social digital strategy and manages and develops digital talent within the agency. He has worked on such accounts as BP where he headed up and executed the social media response to the Gulf of Mexico crisis in 2010, P&G, Siemens, Ford, General Motors, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Lenovo, and many more. On all of these accounts the focus has been on increasing the value of a company’s footprint in the digital space, whether it is a site redesign or focusing on deploying social media strategies and implementation focused on the social Web.
Prior to joining agencyQ, most recently, Steve was SVP, Americas Director of Social & Digital Media with responsibility for the day-to-day operations for the Americas network for MSLGROUP. Prior to that, Steve was Senior Vice President, 360° Digital Influence of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations for the 360° Digital Influence group in North America.
Prior to that, Steve spent 10 years at one of the original and most influential interactive agencies here in the U.S., Magnet Interactive. Based in Georgetown, Magnet was a pioneering force in bringing some of the most well-known corporate names online for the very first time. Kellogg Company, Mercedes-Benz, N.A., Nissan, and Infiniti, N.A., M&M Mars Snickers brand, The Mayo Clinic and Merck, and Texas Instruments were just some of his clients. Stephen was part of the executive team that sold and merged Magnet Interactive into AKQA, a current creative force in the interactive and traditional advertising and marketing arena with offices in London, New York, D.C., San Francisco, and Singapore. He was a managing director at AKQA responsible for the D.C. office, and Global Alliance Director, managing and acting as the primary contact for AKQA’s strategic partner Accenture. Accenture and AKQA partnered together on many complex business intranets and extranets for clients such as Boston Scientific, SprintPCS, and AT&T.
Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Boston University and a master’s degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Interactive Telecommunications Program.
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