Manic Media

Who We Are

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Mark Jolly is an experienced journalist and multi-platform content director, specializing in editorial and branded video content. He is also a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler and founder of the travel sites GloboMaestro and globorati. His newspaper and magazine work has been published in the New York Times, Times of London, Guardian, Independent, Gourmet, Details and New York magazine. He has lived in four continents and has reported from over 60 countries. Recognized as a lead authority in online travel publishing, his insights are often called upon by the media and hospitality industries. For more on Mark, click here.

Nicole Cotroneo is an award-winning video producer and news journalist who has produced and directed over 100 branded videos for the world's top lifestyle companies. Nicole has also written extensively for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has served as a columnist for Delta Sky magazine. As lead consultant for Manic, Nicole has trained major hotel brands in digital media management. She is also a founding editor at GloboMaestro and globorati. For more on Nicole, click here.





What We Do


Manic Media specializes in digital storytelling. 

We create original branded content for companies who understand the power of video to grow and engage their audience.

We have been honored three times by the Webby Awards for telling unique video stories about secret bars, cigar dens, world class museums, crazy ice cream parlors and the best new restaurant in America*.

But that's just a taste. We have produced over 100 short films for Fortune 500 companies and neighborhood businesses. Long-term clients include St. Regis, Mandarin Oriental, The Plaza and The Bowery Hotel. We have also partnered with The New York Public Library, SFMOMA, The Frick Collection, John Varvatos and Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster.

Content is king. But distribution is the ace: Our media partners include: Travel + Leisure, Aol, Huffington Post and The Sunday Times of London.

Manic Media also publishes its own content intiatives, including: 

  • GloboMaestro - the web's first collection of destination experts who are hotel concierges.
  • globorati - a luxury travel news magazine.
  • How Does it Grow? - a new food education platform.

*according to Bon Appetit magazine



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