Chief Marketing Officer/Senior Vice President
Brian Feinblum has been promoting best-selling authors, self-published books, motivational speakers, major businesses, leading non-profits, and influential trade associations since 1989. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for MEDIA CONNECT.
He has worked with hundreds of diverse and unique clients across many industries. Brian is instrumental in matching new clients with the right services and servicing their needs. He also develops unique services for the company and is respected as one of the best press kit writers in the business.
Prior to joining MEDIA CONNECT, Brian was the Senior Publicist at Lifetime Books for three years. Notable clients included magician David Copperfield and best-selling author Og Mandino. A sampling of the media appearances he scheduled for his authors included Oprah, CNN, and USA Today.
He also served as the head of publicity for SPI Books for two years. The stable of authors included the best-selling sexuality psychologist, Dr. Ruth. Featured bookings included Larry King Live, Phil Donahue, Geraldo, Joan Rivers, Sally Jesse Raphael and the Associated Press.
Recent experts promoted by Media Connect include acting legend Henry Winkler, comedians George Wallace and Jeff Foxworthy, best-selling parenting and relationship expert Hal Runkel, NYT best-selling business authors Kimberly Foss and Tom Anderson, baseball announcer Joe Garagiola, CEO of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation John C. Whitehead, gossip columnist Cindy Adams, and Merrill Lynch Global Philanthropy.
He often presents at publishing events, including the Cape Cod Writers Conference and the American Society of Journalists & Authors. His ever-popular book marketing and publicity blog can be found at http://www.bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com
Brian resides with his wife, their two children, a bulldog (Daisy) in New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City. His kids remind him he has two fish as well.
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