Who I Am
Olivia Grant is an Emmy-nominated producer with experience in the arts, entertainment, publishing and tourism industries. As the founder and principal of GRANTED her specialties are: brand marketing, digital marketing, public relations, and event planning. Her most recent projects include digital marketing strategy, content production and website development for HBO’s Insecure, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Silicon Valley, Veep, and the Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine docu-series, The Defiant Ones.
Olivia got her start in the arts working in the Community Programs department at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA) where she planned and executed over 20 events for children and families. From there she consulted local fine art galleries in the Boston area on social media and digital advertising best practices to increase social engagement, brand awareness and sales. In addition to events and digital marketing consultations for arts institutions, Olivia has also managed the creation of digital interactive exhibitions for the Smithsonian, San Antonio Children’s Museum, Girl Scouts, and the National Park Service.
With a move to AMC Networks in New York City Olivia entered the entertainment industry. She helped regain 33% of AMC’s viewership in a crisis management campaign which assisted DISH customers to switch to other cable carriers airing AMC’s channels (i.e. WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel.) She also produced interactive content for AMCtv.com and AMC’s Story Notes film facts. From there she moved on to mobile app and digital business development at Viacom Media Networks. There she created and designed the MTV Backpacker app for Viacom International, helped launch the Comedy Central Standup app, and reskinned the MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and CMT apps, while working with partners like Google Play, Amazon, and iTunes to promote the new and improved apps.
Willing to try something new Olivia jumped at the opportunity to work in film publicity. She worked on four Oscar campaigns for acclaimed documentaries The Look of Silence and What Happened Miss Nina Simone and foreign films Rams (Iceland) and Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia). She also worked on the film festival circuit at Sundance, working on press for indie darlings like Eat That Question, The Lovers and the Despot, All These Sleepless Nights, Unlocking the Cage, and Plaza de la Soledad.
Olivia has lived and worked in the United States, Italy and China. She is certified in Digital Marketing from General Assembly. She is also a graduate of Wesleyan University where she double majored in Visual Culture and Psychology and continues to mentor seniors and recent grads in their post-college endeavors.