Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson has a long history in the digital media world developing diverse, award-winning interactive media and technology products for many leading companies and organizations.

Most recently a senior strategist at DirecTV/AT&T’s Digital Innovation Lab (Dlab), he previously led the digital departments at ABC and Ovation, heading strategy and online development. Johnson ran multi-disciplinary teams at several noted agencies (HUGE, United Future, Nicholson NY, Deutsch and Neoscape). His consultancy, Marcato Digital, specializes in digital strategy and development for entertainment creatives and companies.

Pursuing his passion for innovative digital experiences, Johnson has produced a varied array of award-winning products ranging from entertainment experiences (for DirecTV, ABC, Disney, NBC Universal, Fox and ESPN), to progressive interactive technology solutions (for Sony, Philips, AT&T, American Airlines and Mercedes-Benz), to online consumer applications (for Citigroup, Pearson Education, Houghton Mifflin, The New York Public Library and NY’s Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Marc Johnson has a long history in the digital media world developing diverse, award-winning interactive media and technology products for many leading companies and organizations.

Most recently a senior strategist at DirecTV/AT&T’s Digital Innovation Lab (Dlab), he previously led the digital departments at ABC and Ovation, heading strategy and online development. Johnson ran multi-disciplinary teams at several noted agencies (HUGE, United Future, Nicholson NY, Deutsch and Neoscape). His consultancy, Marcato Digital, specializes in digital strategy and development for entertainment creatives and companies.

Pursuing his passion for innovative digital experiences, Johnson has produced a varied array of award-winning products ranging from entertainment experiences (for DirecTV, ABC, Disney, NBC Universal, Fox and ESPN), to progressive interactive technology solutions (for Sony, Philips, AT&T, American Airlines and Mercedes-Benz), to online consumer applications (for Citigroup, Pearson Education, Houghton Mifflin, The New York Public Library and NY’s Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Johnson received his undergraduate degree in cognitive psychology and applied math from Harvard University, with graduate work in psychology and cognitive science at NYU. He taught on the faculty at Harvard and Columbia, and was a project sponsor and mentor for AFI’s seminal Digital Content Lab. Earlier in his career, Johnson enjoyed almost a decade as a musical director, arranger and orchestrator for Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater productions. He currently plays piano and directs an L.A.-based a capella singing group.

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Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro, left, and Marc Johnson, right, present the Lucy Hood Digerati Award to Lori Schwartz at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Actress Yael Stone and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Marc Johnson at the 2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Marc Johnson and daughter Scarlet at The Television Academy's Interactive Media Nominee Reception at The Wolf Theatre in The Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Marc Johnson at The Television Academy's Interactive Media Nominee Reception at The Wolf Theatre in The Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Marc Johnson at The Television Academy's Interactive Media Nominee Reception at The Wolf Theatre in The Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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Robinne Alaina Burrell, Shirin Salemnia, Terrence Hunter, Adam Dubov, Seth Shapiro, Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Marc Johnson, Chris Thomes, and Spencer Bovee at The Television Academy's Interactive Media Nominee Reception at The Wolf Theatre in The Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Sam Linsky and Marc Johnson are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro pose with nominees in the Outstanding Interactive Program category at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California..

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Pedram Shawd and Television Academy Governor Marc Johnson are seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Susan Spano, Horacio Rodriguez and Television Academy Governor Marc Johnson are seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governor Marc Johnson is seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro are seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro are seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro are seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro pose with Hunter March and Janina Gavankar at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro, and award recipient Joe Lewis are seen at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro are seen with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Marc Johnson and Seth R. Shapiro pose with nominees in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category at The Television Academy's 2017 Interactive Media Celebration of Excellence at The Saban Media Center on on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Music Nominee Reception
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Nora Felder, Television Academy Governor Marc Johnson, Allison Binder and Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor attend the Television Academy’s Music Peer Group Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on  on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Nigel Lythgoe, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, and Marc Johnson attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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Steve Venezia and Television Academy Governor Marc Johnson attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Interactive Media Peer Group Governor Seth R. Shapiro, left, and Marc Johnson, right, present the Lucy Hood Digerati Award to Lori Schwartz at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Interactive Media Peer Group governors Seth R. Shapiro (l) and Marc Johnson (r) present the Lucy Hood Digerati Award to Lori Schwartz at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Actress Yael Stone and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Actress Yael Stone and Marc Johnson at the Interactive Media Peer Group Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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