Howard Bragman is the most recognized public relations person in America. He has taken his 30+ years of agency experience, in virtually every area of PR, and become the “go-to” guy on television to explain celebrity misbehavior, corporate crisis and the role of “spin” in our everyday lives. He is a regular pundit on Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and The CBS Early Show. In addition, he is often quoted in magazines, newspapers and on-line media outlets.
Bragman founded Fifteen Minutes in 2005 and it has evolved into one of the most respected boutique entertainment public relations agencies in the US. His personal participation includes high-level strategy, top-tier media contacts, crisis communications, media training and agency vision and values. Prior to Fifteen Minutes, he founded BNC which has become the largest entertainment PR agency in the world. He sold the agency to IPG in 2000. Prior to that he was a Vice President at PR giant Burson-Marsteller.
In addition to his agency work, Bragman was an award-winning adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications and is the author of the bestselling book, “Where’s My Fifteen Minutes? (Penguin/Portfolio, 2008).
He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work as a political activist for those with HIV/AIDS, GLBT Civil Rights and Jewish causes. He resides in Los Angeles with his husband, a nationally-respected horse trainer.