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Marina Maher Communications Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
Omnicom
1983
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
MMC is a creatively led, digitally driven agency rooted in the power of influence and changing behavior in an opt-in world. With more than 30 years of award-winning experience building powerful, consumer and healthcare brands, the company uses equal parts creativity, data and ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be the engine behind the world’s most engaged brands. We craft the stories and experiences that influence the way people think, feel and behave.

Company Updates

  • Our team is ecstatic to win Consumer Agency of the Year at this year’s SABRE awards!

    Consumer Agencies of the Year

    2017 North America Consumer Agencies of the Year Our 2017 North America PR Agencies of the Year are the result of an exhaustive research process involving more than 150 submissions and 50 face-to-face meetings with the best PR firms across the US and Canada.

  • David Richeson, Chief of Digital Innovation and Influence, speaks at Social Media Week. How to Leverage Language Insights to Achieve More Engagement for Your Brand

    How to Leverage Language Insights to Achieve More Engagement for Your Brand

    Watch the full video of this session by signing up for our video platform, SMW Insider, which also features 100+ hours of past talks and interviews with industry experts. 31 days until 20,000+ global leaders come together for SMW June Conference. Learn more .

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Marina Maher Communications – Why Work For Us?


We are a deeply committed and somewhat quirky bunch of content creators, brand builders, storytellers, experientialists, artists, mad data scientists, tech junkies and trend sensors, all armed with powerful ideas and a strong point of view.

 

OUR VALUES

Be Relentlessly Curious.

Create Always. Innovate often.

Be Agile and Responsive...Now.

Celebrate Success and Embrace Failure.

Build Together.

ARTFULLY PERSUASIVE

Used to be, you talked, they listened. Now you’re lucky to engage even for a moment. So we must make people feel something so strongly, we’re able to influence the way they think and behave.

At MMC, we call this being artfully persuasive. And we believe it makes all the difference
between making things people want to see and the things they’re forced to see.

It’s all about changing behavior. We’re experts at applying the kind of influence that shapes perception and drives action. Simply put: getting target A to think, say or do B in order to benefit our clients.


CONTENT WITH PURPOSE

Great content starts with a deep understanding of our target’s behaviors, barriers and triggers. This goes well beyond social listening — we apply behavioral science and social ethology to everything we do. We believe this is the only way to create and distribute content powerful enough to change how people think, feel and act.

 

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INFLUENCE

We don’t automate our recommendations, and we don’t sell influence by the tweet. We use proprietary data and analytics to identify the best influencers for our brands and their audiences. Together, we create content that earns its way into people’s hearts and minds, with a level of impact that’s impossible to match.


RISE // REAL-TIME STRATEGY AND THE MICRO-MOMENT

More than just another industry acronym, our RISE Model (Real-time, Insight-driven, Strategic Engagement) leverages the true power of social: Identifying the perfect mix of Earned Media, Influencers and Consumer Advocates and amplifying these voices with targeted paid media to jump-start the virality of our message, while finding relevant micro-moments for them to be heard in ways that influence our audiences.


*Official IBM Watson Partner

CONSUMER

For more than 30 years, MMC has helped build some of the world’s most powerful consumer brands. Our longest-standing client is P&G. In this 25-year relationship, we’ve grown from handling one brand to more than 10 brands globally.


HEALTHCARE

Over the past 15 years, MMC has built an industry-leading healthcare practice. We bring together our expertise in consumer marketing, with a deep grounding in science, healthcare and regulatory knowledge. Our breakthrough programs for OTC, Rx medicines, devices and diagnostics spur conversations and mobilize brand advocates across all channels.


CORPORATE BRAND

When it comes to the Corporate brand, reputation is everything. Whether we are developing the corporate narrative that brings the brand to life, driving social conversation with key stakeholders, showcasing meaningful CSR initiatives or engaging employees, our focus is on influence as much as on impact.


MARKETING TO WOMEN

No one outperforms MMC in connecting with women. Over the past 30 years, we’ve created more award-winning, category-altering programs in this space than any other communications agency. How? By artfully tapping into the cultural nuances and building emotional connections that influence the mindset and purchase decisions of women.

OUR WORK

Our work enters people’s lives on their terms, creating authentic value, so they want to engage with, share and care about our clients’ brands and products. It turns prospects into customers and customers into advocates.

The proof is in the hardware with eight Effies and over 75 agency, creative and social media awards since 2014, including: Consumer Agency of the Year and Creative Agency of the Year from The Holmes Report; Best Places to Work by Ad Age and PR News; four CLIOs and numerous integrated, digital and social media awards. Also, in 2014, Marina Maher was inducted into the PRWeek Hall of Fame.



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    Pros

    I’ve only been at MMC 9 months, but have worked at many other PR agencies and finally feel like I’ve found a home.

    Some of that has to do with my own professional maturation, but much more of it has to do with my skills and contributions being constantly recognized, the quality of my co-workers character and competence and the direction MMC is headed. To give a little more detail on each of these points …

    Like most in PR, I am comfortable in many different roles, but my personal passion is for life science and regulatory communications. I was brought on for this reason, and as I’ve proven my mettle my colleagues continually tap me for opportunities and work that elevates my visibility and recognition within the agency.

    To that effect, when a new role was announced, it was touching how truly excited my colleagues were for me. This sentiment was expressed by people who have not even had the chance to work with me and made it more than an exciting announcement – it opened my eyes to how much my co-workers care about and appreciate me personally.

    While almost every PR agency would describe themselves as “full service” MMC is the only one that I know of that delivers in this respect. The reorganization of talent under creative, digital, influence, media, insights and accounts reflects the growing need for a flat hierarchy where disciplines work in tandem, versus the traditional top-down approach from accounts farming specialty work to freelance.

    As a final aside, while MMC has a deservedly proud history of marketing to women, the agency itself is no more female-dominated than any other I have worked at. In fact, I appreciate not being siloed in a strictly health & well-being practice. Coming to work and sitting next to people whose work is entirely different from mine has allowed me to get to know people who I would not know otherwise and am glad to know better.

    Cons

    Nothing specific to MMC. We are having a good year, which creates natural stresses in terms of staffing and hours, but nothing out of the ordinary and the agency is very flexible with benefits in terms of PTO and working remotely which does a lot to alleviate a heavy workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. On my ratings I actually considered where to give 4 stars instead of 5 to make this review more authentic, but frankly, in none of these areas is MMC less than the best IMHO.

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Marina Maher Communications Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Marina Maher Communications (New York, NY).

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    My overall process was wonderful! My interview felt like a conversation, which I think is one of the best ways to interview. I found the team to be transparent about their needs and the goals they had for the position.

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Marina Maher Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Consumer Agency of the Year, The Holmes Report's SABRE Awards, 2017
  • Top 5 PR Agencies to Work For in North America - Midsize, The Holmes Report, 2017
  • PR News Social Media Award, PRNews, 2017
  • Best In Show, In2 SABRE Awards, 2017
  • The Holmes Report's In2 SABRE Award for “Influencer Endorsements and Paid/Unpaid Product Placement", The Holmes Report, 2017
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