Marianne is a grassroots organizer, media strategist and writer. Prior to co-founding The Engage Network, Manilov’s 20-plus year career included running campaigns and programs for groups such as Amnesty International and Greenpeace International. She is the co-founder and former Executive Director of The Center for Commercial-Free Public Education, home of the UNPLUG campaign against Channel One. Under Manilov’s direction, the Center was credited with bringing the issue of corporate influence and advertising in schools onto the national agenda, including bi-partisan congressional hearings. She serves on the board of directors of the Movement Strategy Center and as an advisor to People’s Grocery, a food justice organization in Oakland. Marianne has written pieces on organizing and social change and been quoted extensively in the media including: The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, The Nation, Good Housekeeping, and Business Week. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Good Morning America, and on the BBC.