CMG Holdings Group Inc. (CMGO), Creative Management Group Inc. Agency, Expands Client Base in Literary, Broadcast, Medical, Legal and Branding Sectors
MIAMI, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CMG Holdings Group Inc. (CMGO) (OTCBB: CMGO; www.cmgholdingsinc.com), a full service marketing communications company operating in the sectors of commercial rights, event management and talent management, is pleased to announce the signing of Craig Columbus, Esq., commentator on political, economic issues CNBC http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000024511 http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/?video=1780993906&play=1; Rob Frankel, called “the best branding expert on the planet,” guest contributor on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Neil Cavuto on FOX, CNN, FOX Business Channel http://www.robfrankel.com/videos.html; Erik Fisher, PhD, aka Dr. E…TM, Licensed Psychologist, Author, Medical Consultant, HLN Prime News CNN http://www.youtube.com/drerikfisher and Alan Xenakis, MD, ScD, MPH, MS, aka “Doc X,” Emmy Award-winning CBS Medical Correspondent http://www.kbtx.com/hearttruth.
Alan Morell, Chairman and CEO of CMG Holdings Group Inc., Creative Management Group Inc. Agency, has been engaged as Agent of Record to represent Mr. Columbus, Mr. Frankel, Dr. E… and Doc X. The representation will include the Mr. Columbus book “God and Man on Wall Street,“ co-authored by best selling writer Peter Occhiogrosso, and Mr. Columbus’s appearances on Power Lunch CNBC; Kudlow and Co. and his television series currently in development “Kickstart”; Mr. Frankel’s book “Brand Resurrection: How Brand Strategy Saves Businesses and the People Who Run Them” and his appearance on a currently developing TV Series “Branding”; Dr. E…’s book, “Bullying,” and his television segments on Better TV for Meredith Video Studios and television series in development “Eddie and the Emoticons,” appearances on HLN; CNN; FOX; Turner; and Doc X: CBS Medical Editor/health contributor/special team anchor talk show host, KBTX-TV (CBS) and KAMU-FM (NPR).
Said Mr. Morell on the signing of Mr. Columbus; Mr. Frankel; Dr. E… and Doc X., “These respected experts join our current A-list literary and broadcast clients under management; Dr. Bob Arnot (“Aztec Diet” HarperCollins; Medical Educator, Google Health; General Mills; CNN; NBC) Dr. Vijay Vad (“Stop Pain” Hay House Publishing; “Stop Back Pain” PBS); Dr. John Whyte (“Is this Normal” Rodale Press; Medical Expert Discovery Communications) and expands our CMGO Talent Management master strategy to be the go-to agency for networks desiring Medical, Legal and Branding experts for critical news reporting.”
Said Craig Columbus: “Alan is the best agent out there.” Said Rob Frankel: “Thanks for your guidance.” Said Dr. E. “I respect you.” Said Doc X: “Thank you for your counsel (with Bell Institute General Mills).”
About Craig Columbus:
Craig Columbus was recently named the new executive director of the entrepreneurship program and chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship at Grove City College, a leader among small, private, liberal arts colleges. Columbus is a former senior executive with a 15-year track record of success across the asset management, financial information, venture capital, digital media and broadcasting industries. A highly successful entrepreneur, Columbus has guided two start-ups from incubation to large-entity acquisition and integration. Columbus has been deeply involved in the capital markets as a global macro strategist and fund manager. In this capacity, he has been a popular figure on CNBC television, appearing regularly on shows such “Power Lunch,” the “Morning Call,” and “Kudlow and Company.” He is a frequent commentator on political, economic, regulatory and public policy issues. Columbus also carries a deep personal commitment to social entrepreneurship. He and his wife co-founded Ethos School, a non-profit day school in Scottsdale, Ariz., for high-functioning autism spectrum children, employing a unique discovery learning approach. A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Columbus also holds an M.B.A. from Penn State University and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University (admitted to the Pennsylvania bar).
About Rob Frankel:
When it comes to issues and tactics that compel people to do the things they do — socially, politically or in business — the one source to whom major media turns is Rob Frankel. As the one true branding expert, Rob knows how to “turn people into evangelists” that follow trends, commercial brands, political parties and people. And he’s the only one who can explain it in real, concise, understandable terms that usually never occur to anyone else. Just look at any of the more than http://www.robfrankel.com/videos.html 35 video clips on a variety of topics from Barack Obama to Victoria’s Secret. Rob’s exposure is huge, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Neil Cavuto on FOX, CNN, FOX Business Channel or CNBC. Rob’s been called “the best branding expert on the planet,” reviewed by and contributing to almost every major TV network and publication, including the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek magazine and dozens more. He’s built and implemented brands for funded start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike; both on and off the web. Rob’s book, http://www.robfrankel.com “The Revenge of Brand X: How to Build a Big Time Brand on the Web or Anywhere Else” is not only a best seller, it’s also required reading in marketing agencies and universities around the world.
About Dr. E…:
Erik Fisher, Ph.D., aka Dr E…, has been changing the lives of children, teens and adults for two decades. As a psychologist, author, and media consultant, it is his unique and creative approach to his work that has earned him the respect and accolades of his clientele, his colleagues and the media. As a resource to the media, he has appeared numerous times on networks such as CNN, HLN, CNN-I, FOX and NBC, being a part of events that changed the world, and providing his quick-hitting insights and advice on everything from the Chilean Miner Extraction to cultural issues, the state of the American family and bullying. On the radio, he has been providing interviews for more than 15 years on stations across North America. He has been interviewed for countless print articles in magazines from Parents to Cosmopolitan and Newspapers across the country from The Hartford Courant to the L.A. Times. Dr. E… has two published books, The Art of Empowered Parenting: The Manual You Wish Your Kids Came With and The Art of Managing Everyday Conflict: Understanding Emotions and Power Struggles. He is currently writing his next book, The Art of Bully Building: The House That WE Built. Each of these books focuses on different aspects of power and emotion in our culture and provides life changing insights, tips and advice. It is his insights into power, emotion, and society that have allowed him to see into the minds of even the most challenging individuals and dynamics, and his ability to teach this to the youngest and the oldest that have helped him to so profoundly impact so many lives. “There is a purpose to every emotion, and it is that purpose that we must understand in order to heal a dysfunctional society,” Dr. E… states. He also believes that if we can teach a generation of children and their parents a healthier way to understand and address their emotions, we can change an entire culture. It is this belief that led him to develop Eddie and the Emoticons.
About Doc X:
Collaborating effectively with healthcare organizations throughout 1) the Nation -Past Chairman, chaired more than 50 senior representatives of leading professional healthcare organizations sitting on the Consumer Education Committee on Silicon Breast Implants, U.S. FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health; Television Emmy Award winner, CBS-TV 2) Executive producer and distinguished panelist, “Health Media Forum.” Program requested and viewed by White House and Congress during enactment of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. 3) the State -Texas Spokesman and Co-Coordinator, “Heart Truth: A National Awareness Campaign for Women about Heart Disease,” 10 month campaign between, George W. Bush Library and Museum, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Texas A&M Health Science Center, KBTX-TV, and Bryan-College Station Eagle Newspaper; 4) the Region – Medical Editor/health contributor/special team anchor talk show host, KBTX-TV (CBS) and KAMU-FM (NPR) creating opportunities with nearly every affiliate and non-affiliate hospital and physician practice group in the Texas A&M Health Science service area, and 5) the Community – County Public Health Director, Leon County, TX- Overseer between County and State Commissioner of Public Health on issues related to school nutritional health promotion, education, epidemiology and health policy; Public Speaker, nearly weekly community public speaking engagements on behalf of the Health Science Center or KBTX-TV.
CMG Holdings Group Inc. is a full-service global marketing, sports, entertainment and management communications company that operates in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights.
Talent Management includes representation of personalities in the entertainment and the arts, athletes, literary industries through full service representation to enable clients to realize utmost potential for endorsements, licensing, contract negotiations, speaking appearances and literary and television image marketing. CMG represents athletes and sports personalities in team and non-team sports in a full-service approach ensuring individualized attention and commitment to manage client’s business opportunities. CMG manages broadcasters and actors careers and assists the engineering opportunities in film, broadcast and television and packaging with corporate sponsors. CMG literary division provides full service representation to authors for publishing in traditional houses as well as electronic media, including television, film, and radio and after market licensing to ensure greatest exposure and to increase client revenues.
Event Management includes marquee hospitality, sponsorships and licensing, broadcast production and implementation of events, including hospitality services to the most discriminating of clients in sports sectors including golf, tennis, equine and motor sports, pairing corporate sponsors and premier events and leveraging that experience to ensure our clients receive the highest return on their investment and level of brand exposure. CMG is dedicated to pursuing intellectual property rights of sports and entertainment properties and offering these events through long-term entertainment hospitality packages for corporate sponsors and manage and implement on-site operations and logistical concerns. CMG’s broadcast and production division secures and negotiates electronic production, broadcast and syndication opportunities for clients via network, cable television, radio and digital media.
Commercial Rights includes branding, consulting, endorsements, licensing, sponsorships, sales and marketing. CMG creates branding and distributes image marketing tools to strategic outlets to generate premier brand recognition for our clients. CMG consulting focuses on developing high-profile programs utilizing creative solutions to improve cost-efficiency and increase client revenues. CMG’s endorsement, licensing and sponsorships division works with premier corporations regarding contract negotiations for client endorsements, secures domestic and international licensing opportunities and provides implementation and execution services for client sponsorships. CMG’s marketing division positions and leverages our clients to increase their presence in the global market through research of business environments and creative solutions to take advantage of given market conditions. CMG sales include creating commercial rights opportunities, identifying sales targets and strategically selling commercial rights to maximize client revenues.
CMG Holdings Group Inc., Creative Management Group Inc. Agency, is headquartered in Miami, Florida, with marketing and sales offices in New York, Chicago and Tucson.
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