For Campaigns, Causes & Brands
Strategy-Driven CREATIVE video
My video gurus.
Dan Ford, Vice President, National Security and Defense
Capgemini Government Solutions
tell your story
differentiate your brand
advocate your values
win hearts and minds
garner public support
persuade policy makers
activate your base
build a war chest
generate earned media
persuade voters and win elections
promote your organization
attract and engage members educate and inform stakeholders sell out programs and events
shape your image
control the narrative
drive your strategy
recruit and train talent
generate leads and boost sales launch products and initiatives
What we do
video by meangreen
and inspires change
Our work is tailored to the communications needs of the advocacy, business, and political communities.
STRATEGY + CREATIVE
concept and story
development • style frames storyboards • graphic design scripting • copywriting
location • studio • narrative documentary • conceptual
directing • producing
casting • scouting • crewing
video editing • motion graphics
animation • special effects • color
sound design • audio mixing
music composition • asset management
ingest • log • transfer
backup • archive
video audits • market
research • competitive
analysis • experiential
design • messaging
budgeting • scheduling
How we do it
TRADE SHOWS +
digital and mobile
satellite and digital radio streaming tv platforms
seminars and workshops
annual meetings and retreats
booth displays and signage
annual meetings and retreats
Where we connect
Welcome to the Collaboratorium
We’re content creators on a mission – yours. Our producers, editors, writers, shooters, designers, and directors specialize in solutions that bridge the gap between strategic thinking and creative execution. We work in video and digital, animation and live action, long form and short, and we do it all with a distinctly collaborative approach.
Addictive. Effective. Video.
Researchers say the human attention span is shorter than a goldfish’s. But it doesn’t have to be. Video by MeanGreen, hooks viewers’ attention 9 times better than text alone! How do we do it? With super sticky, strategy-driven, uber creative content that engages and influences viewers to help you win.
People Activation Company
Mobilizing people to donate, support, enroll, resist, or persist takes serious engagement. Done right, video commands attention, challenges the intellect, and stirs emotions like nothing else. At MeanGreen, we’re well versed in the art and science of persuasion media. We call it video with purpose, and we absolutely love applying it to help campaigns, causes, and brands activate people and inspire change.
Creative Services Partnering
Why is MeanGreen so darned good at teaming with agencies, associations, non-profits, and businesses to develop and produce game changing content? That’s easy. MeanGreen’s all about the people. We’re hardly mean at all. It’s this love of people that makes us such enthusiastic collaborators, loyal partners, and reliable word-keepers. And we do it all with a relentless drive to make you better.
With MeanGreen, there’s no stress. They just take care of us.
Partner Left Hook
we make PERSUASION MEDIA
WE MAKE persuasion media
THAT WINS ELECTIONS,
AND BUILDS BUSINESSES
Please allow us to introduce ourselves.
Founder + Creative Director
A veteran of Washington’s deadline-driven, results-oriented message machine, Glenn Greenstein has crafted media for more than 25 years. He is an experienced producer, director, editor, writer, and collaborator who loves working with teams to develop and implement creative, effective solutions to strategic challenges of all shapes and sizes. Glenn serves as CEO and Creative Director of MeanGreen Media, the creative services studio he founded in 2008. MeanGreen works with clients of all stripes to shape messages and craft media that persuades, motivates, and moves the needle. Glenn lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife Rebecca, sons Liam and Cody, and dog Gracie.
Director of Production
Melanie came aboard with MeanGreen Media at the start of the 2016 political season, following 10 years of video production management in the DC-metro area working with clients such as NIH, Discovery Communications, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Luray Caverns, and PBS. In collaboration with our team of editors, graphic and sound designers, she manages the workflow of production to help create impactful, eye-catching spots and videos for MeanGreen’s roster of clients. A DC native, Melanie loves spending her free time with her husband, Tarik, and 2 step-daughters, Zoli and Maya. Her personal interests include politics, music, TV and movies, wine tastings and hitting
Director of Operations
Whittney joined MeanGreen Media just ahead of the 2020 political season. In addition to nine years working mostly in the non-profit sector, she has five years and three campaign cycles of experience heading up operations--for two Presidential campaigns and one multinational education and advocacy startup. Whittney handles all things operations for MeanGreen, keeping the trains running on time. With an equal love of the city and the beach, Whittney splits her time between DC and Charleston, SC. She practices meditation and yoga, frequents concerts and festivals, and has a slight obsession with international travel.
Sr. Designer + Editor + Animator
Sean is an industry veteran with 15 years experience making game changing media. He moved from his hometown of Binghamton, NY to DC for a job with Comcast SportsNet, where he discovered a love for sports while working on promotions for the Washington Redskins, Capitals, and Wizards. Sean next spent time at LAI Video, developing new visual styles and techniques to support the mission of many top foundations, associations, and trade groups. He is the proud recipient of 2 DC Emmy Awards, a Bronze Tiva Award for Motion Graphics and a Bronze Telly Award. Sean loves spending time with his family. He lives with his girlfriend, Jessica, and his step-son, Alex. His favorite times of the year are whenever he’s with his son Ryan.
Associate Creative Director
Bruno Falcon came up in the DC arts and production scene with a background in stage and video production. He cut his teeth on political media working with SKDKnickerbocker through the 2016 political season before striking out on his own. Bruno split his focus between podcasting and educational and documentary style video before coming back to his political roots with MeanGreen.
Clara is from Portland, Oregon and moved to DC in the fall of 2019 to study at Georgetown University. She is currently a junior in Georgetown's College of Arts and Sciences studying Psychology with minors in Business Administration and Art. Despite what her areas of study may indicate, her passions lie with all things creative. She loves to sew, draw, animate, etc., but has a particular propensity for graphic design. When not in the classroom, you can find Clara upcycling thrift store clothes, practicing hot yoga, or watching an episode of New Girl.
Audio Mixer + Designer
After earning his Masters in Film Production (Audio) from Chapman University in California, he moved back East for the perfect, sunny weather. Chris’s production credits include Major League Baseball, Hallmark, ESPN, World Wrestling Entertainment, and 100+ political ads up and down the Democratic ticket. Chris began working with MeanGreen in July 2016. More importantly, he’s an avid cook and a fan of dogs (any kind).
Sr. Producer + Editor + Designer
Rich has been a freelance editor in the D.C. area for the past 15 years, working on everything from documentary and reality programming to network promos and jumbotron videos for the local sports teams. He joined MeanGreen for the 2018 season and had the opportunity to work with the stellar team at MeanGreen and a great group of clients on a number of key House and Senate campaigns. When not in the edit suite, Rich likes to spend time outside cycling, skiing, and whitewater kayaking.
Sr. Producer + Editor + Colorist
Nicole is an editor who loves working in short form, from ad work to short documentaries to museum installations. Originally from Boston, a land where everyone knows how to spell haddock, she caught the post production bug while at Emerson College and never looked back. When she's not at the edit desk, Nicole can be found trotting around the globe, shooting landscape photography, baking delicious pies, or hanging out at home with her husband and their three dogs.
Sr. Designer + Editor + Animator
Chris DiNardo is a visual effects designer and animator with over 20 years of broadcast experience. Working on titles, promotions and content for almost every major cable channel from Cartoon Network to National Geographic he has developed a broad range of visual disciplines and a creative exploration that pushes his work into new areas. His creative mantra is "why the f*ck not?" Usually followed by, "that could work too I suppose." Chris enjoy running, comic books, and blessing his teammates with his talents in mixology.
Jesse Medalia Strauss
Producer + Editor
Jesse Medalia Strauss was part of MeanGreen Media’s 2018 political team, where he was able to exercise his video editing and storytelling skills to help MeanGreen do its part in taking back the House. Jesse is also the founder and video producer of Forward Frame Media, where he helps progressive activists tell their stories. Jesse is a New York native who moved to DC to pursue his love of politics, movies, and complaining about not living in New York. Last fall Jesse fulfilled his life-long dream of seeing Empire Strikes Back with a live orchestra.
David has been a freelance video editor in Washington DC for more than 20 years. He is an excellent story-teller. He won an Emmy for his work at WTTG Fox 5 and has produced promotions and programming for the National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, and HGTV. David started out in politics working for the Clinton/Gore campaign in 1996 as one of the first political editors in the country to use the AVID non-linear editing system. He has since worked for numerous Democratic political ad campaigns over the years including Kerry/Edwards in 2004 and Obama/Biden in 2008 and 2012.
Designer + Editor
Victoria is a motion graphics designer and illustrator from Pennsylvania (the Philly side). She recently moved to the DC area and began working at the Duke & the Duck, where she worked on animation projects for various organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the World Bank Group. She joined MeanGreen Media for the 2018 political season and has enjoyed collaborating with the talented team. When not doodling at her desk, Victoria loves running outdoors and attending concerts.
Eric first worked with MeanGreen during the 2012 political season, having met Glenn on a certain Presidential campaign in ’08. He is a master composer who loves creating music that causes the storytelling on screen to resonate deeply with the audience. In addition to creating music for progressive candidates and causes, Eric also composes music for national brands. His work has been heard in game changing campaigns for Toyota, Chrysler, State Farm, Patrón, The Chicago Blackhawks, The Atlanta Falcons, The Gates Foundation, and cool startups like togetherhood.com. Eric is the founder of Blender Music, where he serves as senior producer and composer.
Elon joined MeanGreen Media in the summer of 2021 after 6 years serving in 3 different roles at a DC-based service and education nonprofit that collaborated with NBC4, Eye Doctors of Washington, So Others Might Eat, and more. She has previous political experience with internships at 76 Words and with the Democratic National Convention. Elon assists with daily operations and an array of administrative tasks, including research and communications. Born and raised in the DMV, she enjoys spending time in the city at museums, music venues, and other art spaces. Her personal interests include any form of cardio, vegan restaurant hopping, horror movies, and her pet lizard.
Director of Creative Strategy
Dan’s career as a writer and video producer has spanned over 20 years. Among his various projects, Dan has worked as a producer in Kenya for the Smithsonian and presented global stories of women’s empowerment for the PBS documentary Half the Sky. Before joining MeanGreen Media, he created educational videos for the National Geographic Society.
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