Creative Solutions for Active Audiences

Mary Arnold

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Our Founder

Much like training and competing in an endurance event, building your brand can be tough. Good thing that our founder, Mary Arnold, is tougher. With over a decade of experience in sports and fitness marketing in New York City and thousands of race miles behind her, Mary is uniquely qualified to help you reach your brand and marketing goals. She has worked with brands from large global corporations, including Nike, Adidas, New Balance and The North Face, to local fitness studios to drive traffic, sales and affinity in the active interest market.

While she has enjoyed all of the projects and partnerships along the way, one of her most treasured events brought over 800 people to a themed run/book signing/afterparty with author Matt Inman (The Oatmeal). Participants were immersed in the comic, being chased by costumed, corpulent demons pelting them with gummy snacks through Central Park. Afterwards they were treated to cake and Nutella while the author patiently signed a delightfully weird assortment of items from vintage t-shirts to a giant bottle of Siracha. 

Mary got her start in the fitness industry way back in 2005 as a running coach and has been going non-stop since. Along the way she has managed specialty running stores, endurance teams and national marketing divisions. She’s lead the NYC chapter of November Project, a global enterprise dedicated to bringing free fitness to the communities of 43 cities across the world. In her spare time, she trains for ultra-distance (>26.2 miles) races that have taken her on adventures from the mountains of Leadville, Colorado to the Dolomites of Cortina d' Ampezzo, Italy. 

 

Photography courtesy of Winnie Lok.


Mary’s abilities and reputation within the Running Specialty Community are legendary. Elevation of business results and brand affinity is a constant for not only Mary, but our community and brand partners as well.
— Frank Pruitt, Senior Vice President, JackRabbit/RSG

Our Approach

Our team prepares for each client just like we were training them to complete a race successfully. We start with an in-depth conversation about your goals and then conduct a multi-faceted analysis of your brand’s strengths opportunities. With these data points in mind, we then build out a roadmap for success, keyed to specific benchmarks, to keep the project on track and moving smoothly. Regular communication and collaboration are the hallmarks of our organization and we provide highly personalized service to each of our clients.  Reaching your brand and marketing goals in the fitness space comes from a careful observation of the ABC's

Alignment of Brand + Community = Success


Mary and I worked closely together on the development of Run 4 All Women, founded by Alison Désir. The program has evolved tremendously under her leadership. Collaborating with Mary has been inspiring, productive, and fun; each working session is highly organized and focused on specific outcomes. Mary is steadfast in moving beyond challenges and gaps to create a grassroots movement with a strong foundation and vision grounded in empowerment and fitness.
— Jen Villany, RUN 4 ALL WOMEN

Our Services

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Brand Management | Business Development

Content and Experiential Marketing

Strategic Planning | Social Media Strategy

Event Management and Promotion  

Vendor Partnerships | Leadership Training


Mary is a creative, solution-oriented leader and true marketing professional. Over the past few years, I have had the honor of working with Mary as she helped me to craft ideas and execute activations for the running community. I’m in deep gratitude for her knowledge and willingness to always go the extra mile to get things done.
— Alison Désir, FOUNDER, RUN 4 ALL WOMEN

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