Nice to meet you.

Hi, my name is Marli. 

As the director of corporate content at Activision Blizzard King, I create narrative campaigns across three juggernaut brands to champion the world-class talent behind games like Call of Duty, Overwatch, Candy Crush, World of Warcraft and Diablo. Having been a devoted player of our games for many years, I’m grateful to support the diverse range of backgrounds and abilities at Activision Blizzard during an important time in the company’s evolution.

I’m also proud to serve on the leadership team for the company’s LGBTQ+ Employee Network, where I’ve joined efforts to advocate for a more inclusive games industry alongside some of the most caring, talented, and principled people in the field.

I came to corporate storytelling after 20+ years in legacy media. In the earliest days of my career, I introduced rising indie musicians like Jenny Lewis and Iron and Wine to newsweekly readers around the country and sometimes to each other. 

In subsequent years, I moved to Nantucket year-round to cover its residents and visitors for local media, hosted my own live show on SiriusXM, and became skilled enough at research and fact checking to moonlight as an investigator for lawsuits you’ve likely read about. Somewhere in there, I also gave a few corrections to Martha Stewart. 

My reporting has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, People magazine, NPR, and more, and I’ve been on panels alongside the likes of Brian Williams, Brian Farrelly, Anne Meara, and a long list of high-profile entrepreneurs.

Under my Work tab, you’ll find a few highlighted projects.

These days, I live in Los Angeles with my therapist partner and our small squad of rescue dogs. I’m always up to discuss queer media, video games, under-the-radar musicians, and points of interest in California.

What I’m listening to at work