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Mary Crosse

Mary Crosse

Senior Executive Producer / 16 yrs

New York City

moxie, wanderlust and content production
Work History
  • March 2015 - Present

    Executive Producer

    Derby Content

  • April 2012 - Present

    Co-Founder

    On My Block Films

    On My Block Films is a non-profit I co-founded in 2012 with Ryan O'Hara Theisen with the mission to create stronger neighborhoods through the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. We challenge you to meet your neighbors, and make a short 1-3 minute film together, shot entirely on the block that you live on, and using only your real neighbors as cast and crew.

    Register your block here: http://onmyblockfilms.com/signup/make-a-film/
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  • September 2013 - March 2015

    Executive Producer

    Big Block Media

  • November 2011 - June 2013

    Executive Producer, Content

    Click 3X

    Founded in 1993, and now with a staff of over 70, Click3x has built a multi-media production studio with award-winning talent supported by one of the most technologically advanced facilities in New York.

    Our staff is made up of teams of CGI artists, VFX compositors, motion graphics designers, flash developers, digital strategists, information architects, live action directors, creative editors, animators, audio artists, producers, lovers, movers, shakers, doers, thinkers and closet superheroes, all collaborating side-by-side in an open arena of awesomen
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  • March 2010 - November 2011

    Partner, Executive Producer

    Lucky Branded Entertainment

    Lucky is a hybrid creative agency and film production company that creates, produces and directs integrated branded entertainment projects for top brands as well as in partnership with their advertising agencies of record.
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  • May 2011 - November 2011

    Development

    The Viral Collection

    The Viral Collection is the most comprehensive database of branded viral video content there is. TVC is a free resource for marketers, creative directors and social media experts to use for reference, competitive analysis and for idea generation.
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  • February 2008 - January 2010

    New Business Director

    FCB Global

    Directed all new business pitches for the agency's three West Coast offices (San Francisco, Irvine, Seattle) as well as Rivet SF (an FCB promotions company) reporting directly to the CEO; primary agency contact for all new business leads. Collaborate with agency leadership to develop agency positioning, prospecting strategy, budgets and goals. Maintain relationships with consultants, providing regular updates with agency news. Author all RFI and RFP submissions and edit all final presentations. Point person for all internal team communications, pitch sch
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  • March 2005 - February 2008

    Director of Project Management

    mcgarrybowen

    Recruited to establish and direct company’s first project management department and to bring order to ineffective processes resulting from impressive and rapid agency growth. Took on production management of pitch events worth up to $500M, including creating and producing the ‘show’ behind the pitch. Brought focus to pitches that increased quality. Strategized events from top to bottom including set design, videos, presentations, staff, rehearsals and scheduling. As department lead, hired, trained and supervised a team of nine project managers and create
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  • October 2004 - September 2006

    Co-Founder

    Adholes.com

    Founded Adholes.com, an online social network for the advertising community. Originally, the idea was to teach advertising professionals how this technology could apply to their brands, and to sell individual branded social networks.

    Business featured in The Wall Street Journal, December 2004. Grew membership to 5,000+ industry professionals in the first month. Planned and promoted well-attended industry networking-parties, and created advisory board of industry leaders. Handed off business to partner in 2006.
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  • March 2003 - April 2005

    Senior Project Manager

    Havas Worldwide

    Hired to manage production of global Intel creative development and quickly promoted to Senior New Business Project Manager. Under Intel umbrella, coordinated global advertising materials, managed large global art library, created release schedules, and directed staff on creative guidelines. Worked out creative solutions to marry ideas of creative team with restrictions of client advertising requirements. As senior project manager, worked directly with COO to produce pitches and coordinate efforts of New York office and partners located internationally.
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  • September 2000 - February 2003

    Production Coordinator

    Publicis

    Served as preferred daily production contact for key clients including Siemens and Armani. Led coordination of pitch production for Siemens, BusinessWeek, Garnier, NY Lottery, and Timberland. Produced retail and national brand print for companies including BMW, Armani Cosmetics, and L’Oreal Kids. Generated project estimates, managed budgets and worked with production vendors.
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  • September 2002 - September 2005

    Co-Founder

    Jampacks Media, Inc.

    Conceived and developed Jampacks Media and Tourgiveaways, creating a new advertising medium that combined my top two interests: music and advertising. Brands could sponsor the tours of bands, and bands could hand out free compilation music CDs to their fans for free promotion.

    Developed idea, launched products, problem-solved all execution details, created media kit, and wrote business plan.
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  • 2000 - 2000

    Office Production Assistant

    One Such Films

    Office production assistant at the then-large union commercial production company with an internal studio and an impressive roster of top directors. Assisted on shoots, answered calls, managed petty cash, assisted executive producers and coordinated amongst staff.
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Education
  • Portland State University

    ? - 2000