New York, NY (August 3, 2023) – Magrino, a full-channel communications agency based in New York City, today announced the return of previous 8-year executive Mary Ogushwitz, who will serve as Senior Vice President. Ogushwitz has worked with the agency serving in multiple roles from PR Account Supervisor to Vice President of Food, Wine & Spirits, and will now serve as Senior Vice President overseeing integrated client communications across digital, social and public relations.
Susan Magrino, Chairman and CEO of Magrino said, “She returns to Magrino with fabulous cross-channel experience that will benefit all divisions and clients at Magrino. I’m so excited to have one of Magrino’s stars return to the galaxy!”
Mary will bring her integrated communications and marketing experience to the Magrino team to bring client stories to life across touchpoints. “I’m thrilled to be back at Magrino for this new chapter,” said Ogushwitz. “Both the client roster and agency team here at Magrino are best in class. I look forward to bringing my recent brand experience and ideas for integrated strategic communications and PR to life for our clients.”
Mary is a passionate communications professional with fifteen years of experience in media relations, high-level integrated strategic planning, PR campaign creation, event coordination and execution, product and brand positioning, brand partnerships, paid ambassador & influencer relations, social media strategy, client management, and cross-functional team leadership.
Mary spent over 13 years in agency settings from 2008 – 2021, working with clients throughout food, spirits, hospitality, chef & media personalities, consumer, and luxury products. From 2013 – 2021, her work at Magrino included leading clients such as Martha Stewart, Hendrick’s Gin, William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Antinori Wines, The James Beard Foundation, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Hakkasan, STK, and more.
In 2021, Mary took on the role of Public Relations Director for the Home & Outdoor Division of Helen of Troy, overseeing the OXO and Hydro Flask brands, before assuming an expanded role of Marketing Communications Director for OXO in the Fall of 2021, overseeing a broad range of integrated functions, from media relations and social strategy to paid media, affiliate marketing, and multitiered influencer campaigns.