Gabriella Mirabelli

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Gabriella Mirabelli

Former EVP, Consumer Insights & Brand Strategy

Valance Media

Gabriella Mirabelli is a futurist whose primary focus is analyzing and forecasting millennial and Generation Z/Digital Native cultural interests and media behaviors. She specializes in interpreting these behavioral patterns and providing practical steps that can be taken by organizations to adapt and thrive. She was listed by Inc. as one of the "5 Unsung Heroes of New Media." Most recently, she was the Executive Vice President of Consumer Insights and Brand Strategy at Valence Media, a diversified media company comprised of Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, Dick Clark Productions, MRC media, and stakes in various other media ventures.  She is a voice network contributor to Adweek and the host of the Up Next podcast.


Previously the CEO and co-founder of ANATOMY, a New York based, Emmy Award winning creative agency and strategic consultancy. Gabriella was responsible for the strategic consulting practice, client relationships, internal strategy and operational management of the firm.


Over the last decade, Gabriella has studied how the practices of media brands intersect with the media consumption habits of millennials.


Her report “The Young and the Brandless” provides an in-depth look at the media consumption, content discovery habits and network brand recognition capabilities of young (18-26) adults.  Based on a comprehensive survey of over 3,100 young millennials and an analysis of screen-based consumer touch points, the report examines how these behaviors are linked and the impact they have on both broadcast and OTT networks. It has been cited by publications such as Fox Business News, MediaPost and Market Watch. Her previous report “Millennials at The Gate” is an examination of streaming, ad blocking, and piracy habits of young millennials. It was also cited by major publications (e.g., Forbes, Broadcasting & Cable, The Wrap, MediaPost & Yahoo Finance).


Gabriella began her career in organizational and change management consulting for Price Waterhouse undertaking assignments for such clients as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, TIAA-CREF and New York Life. She served several roles with the firm including Director of Resource Management and International Deployment for the company’s largest business unit. She was part of the team that managed the integration of Price Waterhouse with Coopers & Lybrand to form PricewaterhouseCoopers, a network of firms spanning 157 countries and 756 locations, employing more than 208,100 people with combined revenues of over $15 billion.


Gabriella received her Masters from the London School of Economics and her summa cum laude undergraduate degree from Tufts University.


She is a member of the Media Council of The Paley Center for Media, an Executive Member of PromaxBDA, a member of the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, a member of Observatorio Blockchain and serves on the Awards Committee for AICE. She made her directorial debut with the award-winning documentary “Books of Survival: The Art of John Eric Broaddus," which received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and was showcased in screenings worldwide. She is also a fine artist whose paintings are currently being represented by the Agora Gallery in New York City.

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