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Mary Pryor

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Mary Pryor stands as a dynamic force in the intersection of innovation, culture, and digital strategy. Hailing from the vibrant streets of New York, her eclectic expertise spans automotive design, electrical engineering, music, education, digital arts, and marketing. This rich tapestry of skills enables Mary to infuse unique insights and transformative solutions into every endeavor.

Renowned for her trailblazing approach, Mary has carved her niche across a spectrum of industries, collaborating with giants such as Sony Music Group, Viacom, and VaynerMedia, to name a few. Her work has not only earned her the title of a bicoastal media maven but also solidified her reputation as a visionary in music, media, technology, and marketing.

As the entrepreneurial spirit behind WeFancy and UrbanSocialista, Mary identified and addressed the critical need for businesses to engage culturally diverse and specialized audiences via seamless digital and social marketing strategies. Her foresight and leadership in trend forecasting have positioned her at the forefront of industry innovation, celebrated as SXSW's Innovator of the Year in 2014.

Mary's commitment to community empowerment is evident through her roles as a media and digital strategist, co-founder of Cannaclusive—a collective championing inclusive marketing in the cannabis sector—and founder of the wellness brand, self care is a habit. As the Chief Marketing Officer for Tonic CBD and Tricolla Farms, and an advisor to Dieux Skin and Flor De Maria, she leverages her platform to promote wellness and inclusivity.

A Detroit native and University of Michigan alumna, Mary's dedication to wellness, digital empowerment, and the upliftment of marginalized communities defines her as a luminary in her field, inspiring change and innovation wherever she goes.

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Events featuring Mary Pryor
Events featuring Mary Pryor