Who we are

"Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want."  
-Ursula K. Le Guin

Magnet is a creative studio, and we believe using data + storytelling is the best way to drive real-world results. Our projects apply emotion and analytics to meaningfully influence customer behaviors and shape brand perceptions.

What we believe

Stories can make the world a more empathetic and just place. As storytellers, we share our vision for a better tomorrow through our creative process and work.

Here are other ways we further our mission.

Diversity, equity, & inclusion

We always strive to have our team and our work represent the broader culture. This means having an intentional focus on including people of color, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, people from different faiths, cultures, and religions, single parents, and those returning to work after raising children. From junior professionals to experienced talent, all have something to contribute at Magnet.

Walk the talk

At Magnet we view the challenges our clients present from as many viewpoints as we can access, leaning on outside advisors where we may lack perspectives. We regard the opinions of all team members, and practice respect in every interaction, creative debate, and conversation. Each of us endeavor to be representatives of the company and the values we wish to find in the world.

Transparency

We don't pretend to have all the answers. To be more empathetic storytellers, we realize that we often need the advice and guidance of others. So we admit when we've made a mistake, practice benevolent honesty, agree to try new approaches, support our colleagues, and openly collaborate as a team.

Continuous improvement

We're all imperfect humans, stumbling toward growth. Since day one, continuous improvement has been one of our core values at Magnet. We’re committed to progress, personally, collectively, and culturally. We try to move ahead of the broader industry in thinking through how we represent the needs of our team and our community.

Our team

The talent that makes our studio so Magnetic.

Megan Cunningham
Megan Cunningham
CEO & Founder

An award-winning author, producer, director, and media executive, Megan has taught at top film schools and worked at PBS, HBO, and MTV.

Jim Materowski
Jim Materowski
COO

Jim ensures that Magnet delivers world-class creative and white-glove service, while managing the daily operations of the company.

Eileen Carty
Eileen Carty
SVP of Sales & Marketing

Eileen has over twenty years in digital marketing. When not at her teenagers' many events, she can be found reading or walking her dog.

Gregory Coleman
Gregory Coleman
Executive Business Manager

Greg works with Megan on all matters across the company. He loves video games, writing, and running with his dog in Prospect Park.

Craig Lubman
Craig Lubman
VP of Account Strategy & Development

Craig oversees our financial services work, developing strategic marketing and content plans for banks, asset managers, and fintechs.

Michael Horvitz
Michael Horvitz
Director of Marketing, Strategy, & Development

Michael leads strategy for tech brands, helping them with their storytelling. He and his wife live in LA with their spoiled dog, Winston.

Sara Rodrigues
Sara Rodrigues
Associate Creative Director (Media)

Sara develops 360 concepts for all brands, personal and professional. She loves a clean font, a good story, and the Oxford comma.

Joseph D'Amato
Joseph D'Amato
Senior Accountant

Joseph oversees the company's finance department. A native New Yorker, he loves exploring the city and enjoys video games in his free time.

Crystal Edmonds
Crystal Edmonds
Account Manager

Crystal works to ensure projects meet all client expectations. During her downtime she loves to work on her candle brand, Grove 11.

Arianne Ahimsa
Arianne Ahimsa
Senior Account Manager

Ari manages finance accounts. She ensures all projects run smoothly and exceed clients' goals. She's a Kiwi and a mom to a toddler who roars.

Lindsey Stevic
Lindsey Stevic
Sales Development & Marketing Manager

Lindsey loves a timeline and championing all marketing projects. When she's not in spreadsheets, she enjoys Tex-Mex grub and listening to vinyl.

Britt Burritt
Britt Burritt
Creative & Content Director

When not engaged in the struggle to find the right word or phrase, Britt explores the PNW and works to perfect her cookie and crepe recipes.

Francis Visaya
Francis Visaya
Senior Art Director

Francis oversees the creative in marketing and client campaigns, ensuring consistent and engaging customer experiences. He's from Hawaii. Aloha!

Michael Mungai
Michael Mungai
Junior Graphic Designer

Michael helps with anything and everything design related. He loves the WeWork kombucha.

Tady O'Toole
Tady O'Toole
Marketing Coordinator

Tady is a digital marketing whiz with a passion for content creation. When OOO, she's traveling the world to attend live music events.

Kayo Zhang
Kayo Zhang
Associate Producer

Kayo produces and edits video content. She enjoy telling unique stories for different brands. Hotpot is definitely her favorite food!

Orr Bortman
Orr Bortman
Senior Producer & Editor

Orr produces videos across all Magnet teams and is responsible for assembling crews throughout the country. He is an avid movie lover.

Elena Dulin
Elena Dulin
Creative Director (Tech)

Elena is passionate about anything purpose-driven, data-driven, tech, or design, and has a meme for anything ready in her back pocket.

Rob Radcliffe
Rob Radcliffe
Team Coordinator

Rob provides support to our Account Services & Production teams. Outside of work, Rob is an avid bad movie watcher and amateur home cook.

Preeshita Shah
Preeshita Shah
Research & Insights Associate

Pree is a constantly curious researcher who helps the team find the latest data and trends. She enjoys catching flights (not feelings).

Brianna Carlino
Brianna Carlino
Senior Account Manager

Bri helps clients achieve their vision and goals. She loves going to concerts, and has attended over 500 and counting.

Interns

We believe the interns are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.

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Claire Fahmy
Claire Fahmy
Strategist Intern
Chesney Arnold
Chesney Arnold
Design Intern
Cade Smith
Cade Smith
Production Intern
Ander Echeverria
Ander Echeverria
Post-Production Intern

Featured talent

Just some of the brilliant artists, editors, strategists, and creatives we're lucky to know.

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Advisory board

These senior leaders steer us in the right direction by contributing to our various projects.

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Jared Hendler
Jared Hendler
Director of Marketing & Communications
Sundance Institute
Kenrick Cato
Kenrick Cato
Filmmaker / Professor / Coder / Entrepreneur
Columbia University
Alexandra Juhasz
Alexandra Juhasz
Chair of Film Dept. Filmmaker YouTube Scholar
Brooklyn College
Alexis Alexanian
Alexis Alexanian
President & Executive Producer
NY Women in Film & TV
Merrill Brown
Merrill Brown
Founder & CEO
The News Project
Linda Kahn
Linda Kahn
President
Linda Kahn Media
Susan Margolin
Susan Margolin
Founder
St. Marks Productions, LLC
Johnathan Perelman
Johnathan Perelman
President
ICM Digital
Andy Wiedlin
Andy Wiedlin
Executive in Residence (Former Buzzfeed CRO)
A16Z
Yvonne Welbon
Yvonne Welbon
Senior Creative Consultant
Chicken & Egg Pictures
John Lack
John Lack
Founder & Chief Partner
MTV
Scott Kurnit
Scott Kurnit
Founder
About.com
Monica Bloom
Monica Bloom
SVP & GM
Tribeca Shortlist
Simon Hayhurst
Simon Hayhurst
VP of Product
Ceres Imaging
Kathy Gledhill
Kathy Gledhill
VP of Finance & Accounting
RIMS
Eric Meyerson
Eric Meyerson
Video Strategy
Facebook
Lisa Choi Owens
Lisa Choi Owens
Chief Revenue Officer
The TED Talks
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500 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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