Marianne Stefanowicz

Global Head of PR, Droga5, USA

Since day one, PR has been a core facet of Droga5's influential, strategy-driven creativity. This is what attracted Marianne to the role of Global Head of PR for the award-winning agency. In addition to overseeing corporate internal and external communications for the agency, she plays a hands-on role across the agency’s portfolio of clients, advising on PR strategy in the name of making Droga5’s work the most talked-about among consumers and industry members alike. Since joining the agency in 2015, Marianne’s PR leadership has contributed to Droga5 taking home a plethora of awards, including Agency of the Year for Ad Age, Creativity and Adweek as well as Independent Agency of the Year at the Cannes Lions festival three years in a row and the inaugural Independent Agency of the Year title at the One Show in 2017.

Prior to Droga5, Marianne built up fifteen years of PR and corporate communications experience in creative, digital, experiential and direct agencies. She spent eight years with TBWA, most recently as their Global Head of Communications, and previously worked as PR Director for TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, NY and TBWA\Media Arts Lab. She moved to New York in 2006 from her hometown of London, and managed a stint in Sydney, Australia on the way—something that serves her well at Droga5.

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