Rick Markovitz has worked in executive-level positions with global advertising agencies, major entertainment companies, as well as leading technology-based firms for more than 30 years. Having started in the movie business as a fieldman for Columbia Pictures before jumping into the online world, Rick offers clients innovation combined with showmanship. Clients include Paramount Pictures, FXNetworks, Amazon, Food Network, the Art Directors Guild, the International Cinematographers Guild, and the Make A Wish Foundation of Los Angeles.
His ad agency experience includes BBDO Worldwide where Rick served as the General Manager of BBDO Interactive and led a team pioneering new media initiatives with such clients as Fox Motion Pictures, MGM, Best Foods, VISA, Pepsi, GE, and the US Navy, among others. Prior to BBDO, Rick’s other agency experience includes J. Walter Thompson where he directed the Entertainment Group, and Grey Advertising, working on the Warner Bros account in New York.
A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CN, Rick is also a member of the Public Relations Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Interactive Media Peer Group of the Television Academy. As the President of EPPS, the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, Rick helped guide the merger into the PRSA Entertainment and Sports Section at the end of 2016.