January 20th, 2007 03:06 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Rick Frishman, President of Planned Television Arts
Rick Frishman, president of Planned Television Arts, since 1982 is the driving force behind PTA's exceptional growth. In 1993 PTA merged with Ruder*Finn and Rick serves as an Executive Vice President at Ruder Finn. While supervising PTA's success, he has remained one of the most powerful and energetic publicists in the media industry.
Rick continues to work with many of the top editors, agents and publishers in America including Simon and Schuster, Random House, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books. Some of the authors he has worked with include Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen, Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.Rick joined the company in 1976 after working as a producer at WOR-AM in New York City. He has a B.F.A. in acting and directing and a B.S. from Ithaca College School of Communications.
Rick is a sought after lecturer on publishing and public relations and is a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association. He and his wife Robbi live in Long Island with their three children, Adam, Rachel and Stephanie, and a cockapoo named Rusty.
Rick has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV numerous times and has also been a guest on "OPRAH". You can see some of these appearances at www.rickfrishman.com.
Rick is the co-author 8 national best selling books. GUERRILLA MARKETING FOR WRITERS: 100 Weapons for Selling Your Work with Jay Conrad Levinson and literary agent Michael Larsen (Writers Digest Books 2000), and co-author of the national bestseller GUERRILLA PUBLICITY: Hundreds of Sure-Fire Tactics to Get Maximum Sales for Minimum Dollars with Jay Conrad Levinson and Jill Lublin (Adams Media Corp 2002).
Rick's new book NETWORKING MAGIC: Find the Best- from Doctors, Lawyers, and Accountants to Homes, Schools and Jobs was released by Adams Media Corp. on September 15, 2004 and immediately went to #1 at Barnes and Noble.com.
Rick's new book series "AUTHOR 101™ series hit stores in early 2006 (with co- author Robyn Spizman) Books TWO, THREE AND FOUR were released later in 2006. Go to www.author101.com for details.
Rick's new book with Steven Schragis '10 CLOWNS DON'T MAKE A CIRCUS" was released in May 2006 www.10clowns.com
Rick is co host (with attorney Richard Solomon) of the radio show TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS which airs every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 pm on WCWP RADIO in Long Island New York (www.tcbradio.com).
Go to http://www.rickfrishman.com to get your "Million Dollar Rolodex"
check out Rick's blog at http://www.rickfrishmanblog.com