As Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications for AMC Networks, Ashley Jacobson supports the company’s corporate marketing and communications strategy, which includes trade and event marketing campaigns, executive thought leadership, government relations, industry relations and partnerships, corporate philanthropy, and cause marketing. She manages the company’s corporate representation at industry events such as Advertising Week, the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity, Variety summits and others, and the company’s partnerships with industry organizations as WICT, NAMIC, The Walter Kaitz Foundation, NYWIFT, and HRTS, among others.
Since joining the company in 2019, Jacobson has overseen projects and partnerships that continue to enhance AMC Networks’ reputation across the industry and with key stakeholders, including AMC Networks’ annual Black History Month PSA campaign produced in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus; the launch of the company’s first ever Hispanic Heritage Month PSA campaign in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and cause marketing partnerships with the National Wildlife Federation, National Center for Victims of Crime, and the Invisible Institute, strategically aligning the work of these nonprofits with relevant AMC Networks’ content and premieres. Jacobson also orchestrates the company’s partnership with When We All Vote and corporate membership in the Civic Alliance.
Jacobson is a member of the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion brand taskforce and is a key manager of AMC Networks’ support and creation of the American Film Institute’s Black Production Fund and Latinx Production Fund, sponsoring senior thesis films by diverse creators.
Previously, Jacobson served as Director of Corporate Relations and Development for NYWIFT where she managed the organization’s industry relationships and increased corporate fundraising by 20%, and as Senior Manager of Corporate Relations at BAM where she supported the organization’s theatre, dance and film programming through a multi-million-dollar portfolio of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship revenue.