Marino Names John Marino as New President
John F. Marino, Company’s COO, Son of Founder & CEO Frank C. Marino, Promoted
NEW YORK– October 18, 2018 Marino – a New York City-based strategic communications firm – today announced that John F. Marino has been named agency president. Francis (Frank) C. Marino, the namesake founder, will continue in his role as the agency’s chief executive officer. The 25-year-old firm, long-recognized as one of the most accomplished in the industry, represents a diverse roster of well-known and category-leading consumer brands, real estate, higher education, energy, not-for-profits, and innovation and technology companies.
John Marino joined the firm in 2002. Today he serves as a trusted communications counselor to C-suite executives and other organization principals. In 2015, he was elevated to serve as a managing director and chief operating officer, playing an integral role in managing day-to-day operations and ensuring best-in-class client service as Marino grew. In addition to leading the agency’s expansion into Los Angeles and Boston, John also has spearheaded building out the agency’s robust social media and digital offerings and oversaw the agency’s rebranding as “Marino”.
“It gives me tremendous pride to promote John to President of this agency,” said Frank C. Marino. “John’s long-term vision and passion to help guide the firm through its future growth in an industry, which continues to change, will enable us together to ensure that our clients continue to receive best-in-class service and the outstanding results that they deserve. And, as we celebrate our 25th year, it is gratifying that we can focus on the future while being very proud of our past.”
“My father has prided himself in ensuring that Marino is rooted in a philosophy of always going above and beyond to meet the needs of our clients,” said John F. Marino. “This remains a cornerstone of our agency and – as we continue to progress as a company – we’re committed to providing the best, most holistic services that evolve with the ever-changing media landscape. This includes developing data-driven, fully-integrated strategies focused on amplifying impressions, changing perceptions and fostering high-level relationships that build and protect brands.”
Founded in 1993 by Frank Marino, an alum of the Koch Administration who spearheaded the City’s efforts to promote key economic development opportunities, Marino has experienced continual annual growth. The agency has successfully represented a wide array of clients such as McDonald’s, Walmart, The Home Depot, Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, Cushman and Wakefield, Silvercup Studios and the iconic One World Trade Center as well as a host of some of the most widely respected real estate developers, brokers and builders, trade associations, not-for-profits and higher education institutions.
In 2017, the agency was named one of nation’s top PR firms by The Observer.
Marino is a full-service strategic communications firm that serves a broad client roster and is home to a talented, committed and diverse team of communications professionals and digital strategists in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the company has represented various clients spanning a full spectrum of market sectors. Marino delivers data-driven, fully integrated strategies focused on amplifying impressions, changing perceptions and fostering high-level relationships to build brands.