In other words, we're the perfect blend of two dramatically different creative models: We bring the talent, affordability, and speed of the crowdsourcing world together with the quality, privacy, and creative direction you expect from a world class agency.
By working with us, you can tap into the brilliant minds of close to 600 creative professionals, consisting of the best production companies, animation houses, writers, and creative directors in the country. We ensure your video is a success by overseeing every step of the process, from the first spark of an idea to the final distribution and analysis of a campaign.
Polly has an extensive background in media, communications and business development. She spent almost 20 years with the New York Times and became their first Managing Director for Advertising for the Washington DC office. While at The Times, Polly extended the media brand into new markets and new platforms. She launched a college edition, a spanish language edition and the first interactive classified marketplace for newspapers. Pre Craig's list!
She has also built non profit enterprises including the Women's Business Center where she developed micro-enterprise training programs and served as Board Chair.
Recently, she has been a client of GeniusRocket in her role as Communications Director for the Water Alliance. She managed their communications strategy and produced all if their digital media.
She has also served as a Business Development Advisor to GeniusRocket.
Polly's career focus has been about finding solutions for clients. She looks forward to growing the GeniusRocket enterprise and to serving clients needs going forward.
Polly graduated from Skidmore College and graduated from advanced professional development programs at Georgetown and the University of Maryland.
Jim manages the engagement and communications platform for GeniusRocket's creative professionals, as well as directing corporate creative services. He is a veteran digital communications technologist, with over 25 years of experience in the advertising and software development industries. Before joining GeniusRocket, Jim was Co-founder and President of Transcendigital, a digital marketing services agency, where he directed successful campaigns for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. Earlier, he served in leadership roles at digital services and traditional advertising agencies, including Outrider North America, where he was VP of Online Customer Development Services. Jim began his career serving with the U.S. Navy in communications technologies and micro-engineering and repair with NASA.
Bob Garfield isn't exactly a media whore, but he's extremely promiscuous.
Since 1985, Bob has been a columnist and critic, for Advertising Age. For the past 11 years, he has co-hosted NPR's radio program on the media, cleverly titled On the Media.
A heroic multimediocrity, Bob has been a contributing editor for the Washington Post Magazine, Civilization and the op-ed page of USA Today. He has also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and Wired and been employed variously by ABC, CBS, CNBC and the defunct FNN as an on-air analyst. As a lecturer and panelist, he has appeared in 36 countries on six continents.
He is now writing his fourth and fifth books. His last book, The Chaos Scenario, scared the shit out of people throughout the galaxy.
David manages the technical heartbeat of the GeniusRocket platform, bringing new features to life and squashing the occasional bug. He originally started programming as an student intern, managing internal and external sites for his college. He has since developed websites for several towns, universities, and non-profit organizations.
David joins us as a graduate of Union College, with a BS in Astrophysics and a Minor in Foreign Languages. As an Astrophysicist, he established a project to detect planets orbiting distant stars using Union's observatory, collaborating with and contributing to research done by Kepler, Hubble, and several other initiatives. David's thesis became the foundation for the college's search for extrasolar planets, which is still pursued by students today.
As Director of Creative Management at GeniusRocket, Chris is determined to recruit talent and build an unmatched vetted community of creative professionals. As a creative himself, Chris has recruited over 100 new members to the community while enhancing the GeniusRocket model to fit the needs of the creatives - something most crowdsourcing agencies overlook.
Before GeniusRocket, Chris managed over 50 musicians and studio engineers which includes his time at A-Side Worldwide. In addition, he manages and composes music with Live Antics, a band dedicated to changing the way music is performed and heard. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a focus in political media effects and advertising.
Maresa Becerra is Director of Operations at GeniusRocket, but still won't let us take her photo. She manages and coordinates all internal company processes, along with participating in daily facilitation of client and creator efforts. Prior to joining GeniusRocket Maresa held Project Management roles within several Washington, DC based international consulting firms, and acted as a Client Manager for multiple Italian organizations. Maresa has BA in Psychology and Business Administration from George Mason University and a Masters in Marketing from IED Milano.
Tim Meleca is the VP of Client Services and Project Management at GeniusRocket. He joined GeniusRocket in 2010 and quickly took on a leadership role by leading clients through GeniusRocket's production model and ensuring their overall satisfaction. Before joining GeniusRocket Tim spent time at American Community Newspapers as an Advertising Consultant and Account Manager. Tim holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington where he also played lacrosse for 4 years.
We invite you to learn more about exciting career opportunities at GeniusRocket and become part of our team.
If you would like additional information about the availability of positions (and internships), please send your cover letter and resume, including your skills, experience, academic record, and current address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address to:
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
GeniusRocket is the only professional crowdsourcing company around. Every member of our community is vetted for their years of experience and creative expertise. No amateurs, no students, just professionals.
GeniusRocket also believes that video production shouldn’t be done on Spec. Before any pitch goes into production, teams will be paid the majority of the budget to cover costs. This results in a fairer creative process, and higher quality work.
Our remarkable creative community forms the foundation of our agency and their quality allows us to consistently exceed client expectations. We are proud of our community. We are proud of their work.