Ann Marie has fifteen years of experience in the field of interactive media and advertising. She began her career in 1995 in Silicon Valley and has worked at some of the top advertising agencies and consulting firms including CKS Interactive, Razorfish, Deutsch and Foote, Cone & Belding. Past clients include: Apple Computer, Levi’s, Target, Toys “R” Us, Clinique, AT&T, Warner Bros., Disney, Hallmark, Nestle, Turner Networks, Coors, E*TRADE, Quaker, Sony, Fox, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Creative Artists Agency, and Old Navy.
Deeply passionate about the interactive medium, she is especially interested in viral marketing, social networking, digital identity, RSS, podcasting, blogging, virtual community and Web mash-ups. She holds a B.S. in Radio/Television/Film, with a specialization in New Media from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a member of the Advanced Communications Technology Lab (ACTLab).
Combining her experience in digital media and advertising with her passion for slow and traditional food, she recently founded the blog network, Real Food Media. Her blog Cheeseslave focuses traditional and slow food, sustainable agriculture, and food politics.