55 Perry Street, #1M New York, NY 10014; Phone (212) 924-0496; Fax (877) 534 4061; email@example.com
WHO WE ARE
Jonathan Slaff & Associates acts as editorial press representative for cultural institutions, domestic and foreign government agencies, professional theater and dance companies, fundraising events and civic events in New York City and vicinity.
The firm solicits print and broadcast media outlets for news/feature story coverage, arts reviews and photo placement. It is one of the few press offices in New York that takes its own press photos.
For international clients, the firm offers multilingual electronic newsletters, international permission marketing, multilingual web publishing and multilingual bulk email.Jonathan Slaff is possibly New York's most active publicist in the specialty of international cultural events. Since 1989, on behalf of La MaMa E.T.C. ("Theater of the World"), he has represented over 30 theater and dance events from Eastern Europe and over 40 from the far east. In the coming theater season, he will also represent productions from Italy, Uruguay, Turkey, Colombia, Poland, Austria, Israel and Japan.
New York theatrical clients also include Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater, Kings County Shakespeare Company and Theater for the New City. Artists represented have received 16 Obies, three Bessies, Lucille Lortel, Theater World, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Jonathan Slaff has had a private publicity practice in New York since 1988. After graduating Yale College in the early 70ís, he began his public relations career by managing national press efforts as Publicity Director of the first 500-mile Indianapolis-style race on the east coast, at Pocono International Raceway.
He then earned an MBA at Columbia University with a concentration in Media Management. Before moving to New York, he was President of Northeastern News, a $3.5 million-volume wholesale newspaper distributor representing the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other national publishers in the region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He was also co-founder of Keystone Publications, a publisher of consumer magazines in regional markets in PA, NY and NJ.
Mr. Slaff is Chairman of the Government Outreach Committee of downtown NYC!, a coalition working for the revitalization of Downtown Manhattan in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He is also Chairman of the Task Force in Arts and Entertainment of the Streaming Media Alliance, a member of the New York New Media Association, and an activist in industry efforts to develop the Internet as a resource for arts organizations.
The permanent staff of Jonathan Slaff & Associates also includes Shirley Curtin (Special Events), Rose Hayden (Multimedia), Bill Johnson (Director of Operations), and Nikolai Gradinarov (Internet Technologies). Consultants and associate firms are engaged on a project basis.
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If you would like to meet regarding an upcoming production, you are invited to contact Jonathan Slaff at (212) 924-0496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.