Richard Hoffman Public Relations is a full-service firm focusing on public relations for corporate and entertainment clients.
Richard Hoffman began his career in television development and production. After positions as a casting assistant and a game show contestant coordinator, Hoffman then became Director of Creative Affairs at Marian Rees & Associates, where he worked on five Emmy award winning “Hallmark Hall of Fame” telefilms. At Hanna-Barbera Productions, during his tenure as Director of Television Development, he was Executive in Charge of Production for numerous projects including the CBS series, “Fish Police,” and the ABC telefilm, “The Flintstones” and was involved in such arenas as development, production, marketing and merchandising.
Hoffman then segued into public relations and worked with legendary publicist Warren Cowan for over 15 years. As Executive Vice President of Warren Cowan & Associates, Hoffman was responsible for the development and implementation of national public relations campaigns. Cowan & Associates closed in June, 2008 and Hoffman established his own firm, Richard Hoffman Public Relations, representing a diversity of clients in both the entertainment and corporate arena.
Clients, projects and events during Hoffman’s public relations career have included Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Jenny Craig, Inc., Batjac Productions’ John Wayne DVD releases, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Elizabeth Taylor Fragrances, The Elizabeth Taylor Doll Collection, CCH Pounder, Koo Koo Roo, Mariette Hartley, Michael O’Neill, Dean Jones, Sandy Patti, Christian Clemenson, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Dr. Albert Starr, The American Friends of The Hebrew University, John McLaughlin, Jack Valenti and the MPAA, MGM’s FX show, Cyd Charisse, Pierre Cossette, Gene Kelly, David Hasselhoff and Mary Lou Retton.
Hoffman has handled numerous non-fiction and fiction book campaigns for such authors at Larry King, Karl Malden, Jenny Craig, David Brown, Esther Williams, Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Dr. Mani Bhaumik, Justin BUA, David Wolper and Larry Gelbart, among others. Hoffman also represented bestselling author Sidney Sheldon for fourteen years.
Hoffman’s vast experience in event public relations includes amFAR, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Liza’s Back!, Dionne Warwick’s 45th Anniversary Spectacular, The Grammy Foundation, UCLA, USC, Variety Club International, The Path of the Bighorn Public Art Project, Teach for America, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, The Pounder Kone Art Space, Read Across America, the So The World May Hear Gala, Merv Griffin’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, Merv Griffin’s Givenchy Spa & Resort, Newman’s Own, Arts Advocacy Day, the Arthritis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Scopus Awards.
His experience in public relations campaigns for cable/television has included series for Spelling Television and the Style network; projects for Merv Griffin Productions; History Channel’s “Picked Off”; Ovation’s original series and films, “We’ll Take Manhattan, “ “A Chance To Dance, “ “In Search of Food,” “Motor City Rising” and “Song by Song” and numerous premieres for Encore Media Group (Starz!/Starz! BET Movies) including the films “A Call to Remember,” “Last Rites” and “Funny Valentine.”
Richard Hoffman Public Relations
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