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Howard Bragman is an American public relations practitioner, television pundit, writer and lecturer.
Bragman was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and graduated with a B.A from the University of Michigan in 1978. After serving as a vice president in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Burson-Marsteller Public Relations, Bragman founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli (BNC) in 1989. In 2001, BNC was purchased by Interpublic Group, a holding company for marketing firms. In 2005, Bragman established Fifteen Minutes, a strategic media and public relations agency. Bragman was an Adjunct Professor in Public Relations at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for Communication from 1998 to 2003. He is the author of the book, "Where's My Fifteen Minutes? (2008).
Bragman recently assumed the position of Vice Chairman of the management firm, Reputation.com.
Bragman, who is openly gay has been active in the AIDS/HIV community, on lesbian and gay civil rights, Jewish causes and First Amendment protections. He has received awards and honors from AIDS Project Los Angeles, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and Congregation Kol Ami. Bragman has founded the Jewish Image Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Jews in television and film.
Bragman has made appearances on local and network news programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Larry King Live as well as in national magazines and local newspapers. He has been a speaker for numerous groups including the US Conference of Mayors and the UJC Youth Congress. Bragman is a News Consultant with ABC News and has a regular segment on Showbiz Tonight - "The Spin Doctor is in."
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