Join the discussion with our panel of communications experts as they take a deep dive into the world of celebrity and politics—a topic dominating all media channels during the midst of this extraordinary 2016 Presidential primary season.
To learn more about: Are Celebrities Changing Advertising? Celebrity Product Placement and Social Media
To learn more about: The Celebritization of Politics
To learn more about: The Outsider Effect: Is a Polished Media Image Now a Disadvantage in Politics?
Doug Simon, Founder & CEO at D S Simon Media
Doug Simon is founder and CEO of award-winning media firm D S Simon. His firm pioneered Internet Media Tours and its unique approach to guiding clients, PRketing®, was awarded a trademark by the US patent office. He’s provided strategic counsel and executed campaigns for leading brands and non-profits including Pfizer, Fidelity, Lincoln Financial, Macy’s, HOOD, the Consumer Electronics Association, Whitney Museum of American Art and the American College of Physicians.
Ronn Torossian, Founder, President & CEO at 5W Public Relations
Ronn Torossian is founder, president & CEO of New York-based 5WPR. With 20-plus years of experience creating powerful narratives, Ronn is one of the most well respected Public Relations professionals in America. Under his leadership, 5W has grown into one of the 20 largest independent PR firms in the nation. Torossian was named PR Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of business executives worldwide, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semifinalist. Ronn is considered a thought leader on every aspect of PR and communications, including crisis management, public affairs and social media, and is called on to counsel blue chip companies, top business executives and religious leaders both at home and abroad.
Michael Levine, Author & PR Expert at
Michael Levine is an American writer and public relations expert. He is the author of numerous books on public relations including Guerrilla P.R. He has represented 58 Academy Award winners, 34 Grammy Award winners, and 42 New York Times best-sellers, with such names that include Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and George Carlin. Levine also appeared in POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, the 2011 documentary by Morgan Spurlock.