Marc J. Macias '97

December 4, 2014

Major: Marketing

Residence: Park Ridge, IL

Current Position:  Vice President of Digital Media and Sponsorships, Silver Chalice Ventures.  Under the Silver Chalice umbrella is 120 Sports, Campus Insiders and the ACC Digital Network. 120 Sports is the first of its kind--an all-digital streaming sports network. 

Marc J. Macias was the Midwest Executive Director for Time Magazine and With more than 15 years of experience, he is a multimedia expert in print, digital, mobile, social, experiential, and retail platforms.

Before joining TIME, Marc was the Midwest Sales Director for Sports Illustrated. He was responsible for driving and increasing advertising revenues for a $300M franchise. Marc’s clients included: State Farm Insurance, McDonald's, Intel, HP, ESPN, JC Penny, Abbott, Porsche, Samsung, Sprint, Anheuser-Busch, Frito-Lay, Burger King, American Family Insurance, etc. Sports Illustrated is part of Time Warner Inc., which owns CNN Networks, TNT, HBO, Warner Bros Studios, and Time Inc. Publishing (includes People Magazine, TIME, Fortune, Money, InStyle, Real Simple, and Sports Illustrated) to name a few.

Prior to joining Sports Illustrated in 2009, Marc was the Eastern Advertising Director at TransWorld Media. TWM is the largest action sports media company in the world representing TW Surf, TW Snowboarding, TW Skateboarding, TW Motocross, TW RideBMX, and TW Wakeboarding publications. Marc managed the East Coast and Midwest offices for TransWorld while developing cross-platform marketing programs for clients. In 2008, Marc was nominated for the Circle of Excellence Award from Bonnier Corp. hosted in Stockholm, Sweden.

Marc has worked at the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago magazine, and Media Networks Inc. MNI is a division of Time Warner, which represents more than 40 National Magazines and 3,500+ websites. Marc sits on the Board of the Chicago Magazine Association as the Franchise Chairman.

Marc graduated from SJC in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Marc was part of the 1996 runner-up National Championship baseball team. Marc was a member of the GLVC All-Academic team in 1996-1997 and a member of the NCAA All-American Baseball team in 1996. He was also a member of the SJC Business Club and a disc jockey at WPUM. Prior to attending SJC, Marc was the only athlete ever drafted out of Ridgewood High School on Chicago's Northwest Side, being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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