LECLAIRRYAN, Richmond, Va. Full service law firm with approximately 390 attorneys throughout the United States. Originally retained to provide local and national PR support for New York office, launched in October 2006, and NJ office added in 2008. Subsequently expanded relationship to provide PR services for attorneys in all 20+ offices nationally, targeting general media, legal media and trade/professional media covering a broad range of industries. Client since October 2006.
TD RETAIL CARD SERVICES (formerly Shoppers Charge Accounts Co.), Mahwah, N.J. This division of TD Banknorth, N.A., operates private-label charge card programs for chain and independent retailers throughout North America. Publicize company's activities in trade and business media. Also oversee trade advertising program. Client since December 1992.
TIGER CAPITAL GROUP, New York/Boston/Los Angeles. Provider of advisory; restructuring; asset valuation, liquidation and auction services within a broad range of retail, wholesale and industrial sectors throughout North America. Direct public relations program geared to all industries served by the firm and the financial community. Also launched and produce Tiger Report newsletter. Client since October 2011.
R.J. BRUNELLI & COMPANY, Old Bridge, N.J. Retail real estate brokerage covering New Jersey and neighboring states. Handle PR effort aimed at trade and general media. Also help produce annual retail vacancy study. Client since January 1989
A&G REALTY PARTNERS, Melville, NY. Nationwide firm specializing in real estate dispositions, lease restructurings, valuations, and acquisitions for healthy and distressed companies in the retail, warehouse/distribution center, higher education, and residential sectors. Direct PR effort aimed at trade and general media, and assist with other marketing communications. Client since January 2017.
ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP, N.J. Serve as public relations consultant to this Monmouth County municipality of 20,000 residents. Services range from writing of press releases and guidance to manager and council on communications, to the start-up and ongoing production of a newsletter to residents and local businesses. Client since January 1999.
CBX, New York, N.Y. International branding, design and consulting agency specializing in retail design and merchandising/operations, brand and corporate identity development, packaging and research. Direct publicity program targeting trade and general business media. Client since September 2003.
BONA DESIGN LAB, New York, N.Y. Global retail design firm specializing in the convenience store and retail petroleum sectors. Direct PR effort aimed at trade and general business media. Client since February 2017, but have worked with firm’s president for over 25 years during his time as an executive at CDI Group, Group Red and CBX.
ADVANCED TIRE & AUTO CENTER, Aberdeen, N.J. High-volume automotive repair and tire dealer, providing a full range of services to consumers and commercial/industrial fleets utilizing advanced diagnostic tools covering most domestic and foreign models. Direct PR effort targeting consumer and trade media and also advise on advertising. Client since April 2016.
CREMODELS, St. Petersburg, FL. Provider of consulting services and software products for investors, lenders, and tenants in commercial and multi-family real estate. Handle PR program on project basis targeting real estate trade and general media. Client since April 2018.
THE MACERICH COMPANY (NYSE: MAC), Santa Monica, Ca. One of the nation's largest shopping center organizations, owning/operating 76 regional malls totaling approximately 80 million square feet throughout the United States. Publicize company's activities in the trade press. Also, produce Macerich Happenings, company's monthly external newsletter; Westcor Development Quarterly newsletter for its Westcor subsidiary; Velocity quarterly employee newsletter; and generate news column for corporate website. Client from November 1980 through September 2006, when company brought PR and newsletter functions in-house.
NEW WORLD RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. (NWRG.PK), Golden, Colo. One of the largest operator/franchisor of quick casual restaurants throughout U.S., with over 700 units under five brands. Directed PR effort for this publicly-owned company aimed at the financial community, potential franchisees and the real estate community. Also handled investor relations. Manhattan Bagel was client since April 1991, assumed responsibilities for New World after its November 1998 acquisition of Manhattan Bagel until January 2006, when company moved PR/IR functions to agencies near its Colorado headquarters.
BUXBAUM GROUP, Agoura Hills, Ca. Nationwide consulting firm providing turnaround investment/management, corporate evaluation and liquidation services in the retailing and consumer products manufacturing/wholesaling industries. Directed public relations program geared to retail/consumer products industries and financial communities. Also provided PR representation for affiliate company Buxbaum Jewelry Advisors. Client from 1981-1991 (predecessor firms); Buxbaum Group from 1998-2012.
JO-ANN'S NUT HOUSE, INC., Aberdeen, N.J. Franchisor of over 180 confectionery shops throughout the eastern U.S. Directed public relations effort geared to consumer, general business and trade press; produced franchisee newsletter and franchise brochures. Handled account from October 1981 through May 1985. Company was sold in 1983 to Carrols Corp. Remained with new owner until chain began to experience financial difficulties. Carrols subsequently sold the chain.
CARROLS CORPORATION, Syracuse, N.Y. Was retained in July 1983 by this NYSE corporation (the nation's largest Burger King franchisee) following its acquisition of Jo-Ann's to write annual report and financial press releases. Continued with company until it went private through a leveraged buyout in Fall 1986.
MAIONE COMPANIES, INC. (NASDAQ: MHCI), Parsippany, N.J. Developer and builder of residential communities and commercial projects in northern and central New Jersey; operator of casino in Antigua. Handled general public relations effort geared to consumers and the financial and real estate communities. Client from September 1985 through September 1988 (relationship terminated in wake of company's bankruptcy).
BROOKS SATELLITE INC., Aberdeen, N.J. Franchisor of 15 stores offering sales and installation of satellite TV reception systems. Involved with this NASDAQ-traded company from its formation in January 1984 through its demise in Summer 1986. Handled public relations effort geared to the financial community, potential franchisees, the trade and consumers. Also produced corporate newsletter.
ABACUS ADVISORS, Closter, NJ. Nationwide firm providing turnaround, restructuring, bankruptcy trustee and other services in retailing, manufacturing and other sectors. Directed publicity program targeting the asset-based lending, retailing, manufacturing and legal markets. Client from August 2009 to October 2011.
THE WHITMAN COMPANIES, East Brunswick, N.J. Environmental engineering and consulting firm. Directed public relations program geared to industry, as well as the real estate, financial and legal communities. Also handled advertising. Client from December 1991 through May 1999.
MARGOLIS CHASE, Verona, N.J. Law firm with specializations in environmental law, commercial real estate law, automotive law, and trusts and estate law. Directed public relations effort geared to local, regional and national media, including trade and professional publications. Client from September 1988 through September 1990.
PROLITEC, Milwaukee, Wisc./Seattle, Wash. Global provider of ambient scenting technology and services to retail stores, hotels, casinos, assisted living communities, offices and other locations. Direct publicity program targeting business-to-business media. Client from January 2009 through January 2016.
WHITE PINE TRADING, LLC, New York, NY. One of the world's largest recycled diamond companies, operating on a global basis. Direct publicity program targeting jewelry retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, pawnbrokers and asset-based lenders for parent company and White Pine Jewelry Solutions consulting division. Client from September 2013 through January 2016.
W. LERMAN ARCHITECTURE, West Long Branch, NJ. Architectural firm servicing commercial, medical, retail, industrial, education, and residential markets. Publicized firm’s projects in national, regional, and local media. Serviced firm on a special project basis between 2012 and 2015.
MOTORWORKS, Philadelphia, Pa. Nation's first franchise chain of automotive engine installation centers. Directed nationwide public relations effort geared to potential franchisees, auto owners and other interested parties. Client from December 1991 through November 1993.
AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Brooklawn, NJ. Regional franchisor of Lightning Lube and Laser Lube oil change centers. Directed public relations effort targeting potential franchisees, auto owners, real estate industry, and other interested parties. Client from May 1986 until January 1987, at which time a rival firm's interference with franchisees led to financial difficulties in the business. Was subsequently retained in mid-1992 to provide PR support to company's successful litigation against the rival firm.
BLAKESLEE PRESTRESS, Branford, Conn. Manufacturer of precast/pre-stressed concrete products. Publicized company's activities in trade and business media. Also was responsible for brochures and advertising. Client from 1983 through 1996.
NPC CHECK SERVICES, Riverdale, N.J. North America's third largest check authorization company, serving the retailing, hospitality and automotive industries. Publicized company's activities in trade and business media. Created and produced quarterly newsletter, CounterPoints. Also administered trade advertising program. Client from August 1985 through September 1995.
SPHERION ASSESSMENT GROUP (formerly Interim Assessment Services), Charlotte, N.C., subsidiary of Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN). Provider of state-of-the-art automated pre-employment screening, exit interviews and other human resources programs for corporations of all types. Directed public relations program geared to industry, developed and produce company newsletter, In Touch, and handled trade magazine advertising. Client from January 1995 through December 2001, at which time PR function was moved in-house.
JORDAN KIMMEL, Randolph, N.J. Private money manager and principal of local affiliate office of First Montauk Securities, one of the nation's largest networks of independent securities brokerages. Directed public relations program geared to investors and the financial community at large. Client from July 1997 through March 2001.
CDI GROUP, New York, N.Y. International firm specializing in the design of retail store environments and visual merchandising elements for consumer product manufacturers. Directed public relations effort geared to the trade and general business media. Client from 1989 through 2002 (at which time new ownership assumed total control of day-to-day management of the business).
KEY HANDLING SYSTEMS, Hackensack, N.J. Developer and installer of automated distribution center systems for specialty and general merchandise retailers. Directed public relations effort targeted to retail industry trade publications. Client from July 1984 through February 1987.
FIRST MONTAUK SECURITIES CORP. (OTC: FMFK), Red Bank, N.J. Publicly-owned, full-service investment banking and brokerage firm with offices across the United States. Directed public relations program geared to recruiting new independent brokers and generating new consumer business. Client from January 1995 through September 1996.
CLEAR THINKING GROUP, Hillsborough, N.J. Nationwide firm providing turnaround and other strategic consulting services to retailers and manufacturers, as well as administrative services to creditors in bankruptcy cases. Publicize company's activities in general business and trade media. Develop and produce newsletter e-mailed to existing and potential clients. Client from December 2002 through September, 2008.
THE ABBEY COMPANY, Garden Grove, Ca. Commercial real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, repositioning and ongoing management of office, industrial and retail properties in the western US. Directed public relations program geared to the real estate and investment communities. Also developed and produced quarterly external newsletter, Inside Abbey. Client from February 1999 through December 2001.
FROST & SULLIVAN, New York. Marketing research firm selling "off-the-shelf" studies to corporations. Publicized company's studies on the consumer products, pharmaceuticals, defense, chemicals and electronics industries in trade and general media. Client from 1979 through 1982.
TECH HIFI, Randolph, Mass. Ten-state, 72 store audio-video chain. Directed public relations campaigns to consumer and trade media publicizing this troubled chain's conversion into America's first off-price home entertainment retailer, as well as other corporate developments. Worked with company from October 1983 until Chapter XI filing in April 1984.
CERTIFIED MORTGAGE ASSOCIATES, Marlboro, N.J. Mortgage banking firm serving consumers throughout New Jersey. Publicized firm's activities in national, statewide and local media. Also directed newspaper advertising campaign. Client from 1989 through 1995.
ZEBU FORNO FRANCHISE, LLC, Red Bank, N.J. Regional operator and franchisor of European-style bakery-cafes. Retained to promote launch of companys program to expand through franchise sales in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, via campaign targeting restaurant and retail real estate trades, entrepreneurial publications and general business media. Also support openings of new locations through local media publicity. Client from June 2007 to June 2009.