School of Communication & Journalism

Marianne McCarley

Marianne McCarley Adjunct Instructor, Career Specialist and Employer Outreach, College of Liberal Arts
Tichenor 305

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Just before graduating from Auburn, Marianne McCarley visited New York City and ended up securing an internship with HBO. The day after graduating with a Media Studies degree, she moved to NYC where she amassed over 18 years of experience in television production and advertising, representing some of the most prolific directors, editors and special effects talent producing some of the most recognizable commercials on television.  For 14 years she owned and presided over a commercial representation and public relations firm. Her clients have won numerous awards including Cannes Gold Lions, Emmys, AICP and AICE Awards.

With both on-set and behind-the-scenes production company experience,

Mrs. McCarley can guide the execution of a commercial concept from inception to completion. She has worked on ideas for multi-platform use, from content for television, digital and mobile, to print and experiential content for site-specific locations such as Times Square, the M&T Bank Stadium and the Academy Awards.

Mrs. McCarley honed her skills working with directors from the commercial, music video, short film, episodic and film world, including; Francis Lawrence, Darren Aronofsky, the Coen Brothers, Jason Reitman, Debra Granik, Marc Webb, Jean Pierre Jeunet and Zack Snyder.

In 2015 Mrs. McCarley relocated back to the South, along with her husband and their mutt, Lucy. She is currently teaching Freelancing for the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University and recently earned her Master of Arts in Communication. She is also the College of Liberal Arts Career Services Specialist.

Last Updated: July 26, 2019