Newman Communication is led by the firm’s President, Robert K Newman, a highly regarded veteran with more than 20 years experience in journalism, publicity, advertising, event planning and talent management. He is joined by a talented team of former assignment editors, news directors and media executives, all well versed in the art of media strategy and turning publicity plans into placements.
Bob Newman is a highly regarded public relations veteran, bringing more than 20 years of media experience to the firm. Prior to launching Newman Communications, Bob served with Marriott Corporation, State Mutual Life Assurance Company, and worked as a reporter for several Boston newspapers. Over the years Bob has developed a dynamic company that is committed to outstanding and affordable service and is truly respected by both clients and media. In addition to his duties leading Newman Communications, Bob is a nationally known columnist for Talkers magazine and a consultant to a number of talk show hosts, radio stations and political groups. Bob has been quoted widely in national newspapers including USA Today, The New York Post and The Boston Globe and has appeared on national television networks, including C-SPAN.
David Ratner is the President and COO of Newman Communications . David joined Newman Communications in 1997 and was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing in 1998, Vice President in 2000, and in 2003 he was named to his current position. David previously served a successful tenure with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he built successful partnerships with the likes of Volvo Cars of North America and Bertucci's Restaurants. During his time with Newman, David has developed a trusted rapport with key personnel at top publishing houses nationwide as well as with many top selling authors. David has been responsible for securing relationships with the likes of Rudolph Giuliani, Queen Noor, Madeleine Albright, David Baldacci, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, and many others. David is a 1993 graduate of Emory University in Atlanta and now resides in Swampscott, MA with his wife and three children.
Elise, a graduate of Worcester State College, has been with Newman Communications since her beginning days as an intern. Gaining full knowledge of the business, she quickly progressed to account coordinator. Her thoroughness and attention to detail, as well as her ability to keep the client fully informed, were just a few of the factors of her two promotions. Elise has not only been promoted to Director of Client Services, but she now holds the title of Vice President. Elise's responsibilities include client reports, interview coordination and overseeing many of the tours Newman handles on a daily and weekly basis.
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Tess has been leading the National Media Relations at Newman for nearly five years.She works on major media campaigns, sales and oversees all national projects. During her time at Newman, she has spearheaded numerous campaigns for bestselling authors including David Bach, Patrick Lencioni, Keith Ferrazzi, Joe Garner, Mary Lou Quinlan, and more. Prior to joining the Newman team, Tess was living and working in New York City where she was Assistant Director of Publicity at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. She has been in the publishing/PR industry for 12 years and has her MBA in marketing management.
Shirley Sandler is an integral part of the Newman Communications team, managing many successful campaigns for a diverse selection of authors ranging from Queen Noor of Jordan and Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi of Iran to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Shirley's "out of the box" thinking has been instrumental in effectively coordinating numerous notable national media campaigns since joining the Newman team in 2002.
Prior to joining Newman, Shirley lead her own company, working with authors and speakers. Before venturing out solo she worked in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles' fast lane co- managing the careers of recording artists: Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Aimee Mann, Rickie Lee Jones and many others. Shirley was a part of Irving Azoff's Frontline Management orchestrating the careers of such high profile artists as The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett and Steely Dan . She also worked with Azoff on the production of the film Urban Cowboy with John Travolta and Debra Winger.
With many years of experience at the forefront of the literary and entertainment industry, Shirley brings a savvy that comes with being at the vanguard of this high powered business.