As Executive Vice President of Public Relations for AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and Sundance Now, Marnie Black oversees all consumer public relations functions for AMC Networks’ entertainment networks. In her role at the network, she has 360-degree oversight of brand messaging, consumer media relations, special events, talent relations and awards campaigns.
Previously, Black was Executive Vice President of Public Relations for AMC, SundanceTV, and Sundance Now. In this role, she was responsible for communications activities for a high-profile and award-winning slate of scripted and unscripted programming including “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Top of the Lake,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Terror” and “Talking Dead.” During her tenure, AMC becoming only cable network ever – premium or basic – to win Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama 10 consecutive years in a row, “The Walking Dead” became the #1 series on television (cable and broadcast) among adults 18-49 for 6 seasons in a row and AMC had 4 series in the top 10 in cable.
Prior to her role at AMC, Black founded MB Public Relations and before that, led the communications team at MTV, where she oversaw their communications function for over a decade, serving as the key strategist in building brand image and awareness.
Prior to joining MTV, she served as Vice President for Publicity at Dan Klores Associates, where MTV was one of her clients. She has also worked at Shandwick Public Relations, YM Magazine and Edelman Public Relations. Prior to her career in public relations, Ms. Black was a professional opera singer.
Black earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Barnard College at Columbia University and sits on the board of UJA Federation of New York.