About Phillips Media Relations
Brad Phillips, President
Christina Jamison-Mozaffari, Vice President, Washington DC Office
Nathan Roberts, Senior Consultant
Phillips Media Relations is one of the nation’s premier media training, presentation training, and crisis communications firms. Since our founding in 2004, we have trained thousands of spokespersons for interviews seen by more than one billion people worldwide.
Although dozens of companies offer media training, we stand out because media training isn’t just one of many services we provide. Rather, it is our primary specialty and main expertise.
Everything about our approach to training is different: our focus on ethical media training and messaging, our national broadcast journalism experience, our free post-training continuing education, and our flat rate “no surprises” pricing.
We're broadly experienced with a wide variety of clients, and have helped thousands of corporate executives, nonprofit leaders, government officials, scientists, book authors, and others prepare for media interviews.
Our trainees include:
- United States Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Air Force
- TD Ameritrade
- National Public Radio
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- Hilton Hotels and Spas
- The Country Music Association (CMA)
- The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
- The Smithsonian Institution
- Organic Valley
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Charter Communications
- John Wiley & Sons
- The National Weather Service
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Rosewood Hotels and Resorts
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- The United Nations
- Moet & Chandon
- California Olive Ranch
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Indiana Michigan Power
- The Institute of International Education
- American Montessori Society
- Sheppard Pratt Health System
- New York State Department of Health
- American Society of Nephrology
- American Medical Association
- The National Hurricane Center
- The Institute of Medicine
- American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
- United States Department of Commerce
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- United States Peace Corps
- Angie's List
- World Lung Foundation
- Brewers Association
- Parade Magazine/Conde Nast
- City of Kansas City, Missouri
- Commonwealth Financial Network
- JUICE Pharma
- Stihl, Inc.
- The American Institute of Architects
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- Elkay Manufacturing
- United Water
- Slow Food USA
- National Restaurant Association
- WaterAid America
- The International Trademark Association
- …and dozens more
BRAD PHILLIPS, PRESIDENT
Brad Phillips is the president of Phillips Media Relations, a media and presentation training firm with offices in Washington, DC and New York City.
Mr. Phillips has trained thousands of media spokespersons, is regularly quoted as an expert by the media, and writes the world’s most-visited media training blog.*
He has worked with hundreds of top-level executives, including corporate CEOs, presidents of nonprofit organizations and trade associations, and directors of government agencies.
Mr. Phillips is the author of The Media Training Bible: 101 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know Before Your Next Interview, an Amazon #1 Public Relations best seller, and 101 Ways to Open a Speech: How to Hook Your Audience From the Start With an Engaging and Effective Beginning.
He writes the Mr. Media Training Blog, the world's most-visited media training website. In 2013, Cyber Alert named him one of the 30 most influential bloggers in public relations.
He is also a sought-after media expert, having been quoted in (or cited by) The New York Times, The Fox News Channel, USA Today, The Washington Post, WTOP-FM, The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, Politico, The Hill, The New York Observer, Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and The Scientist, among many others. He is a frequent contributor to Ragan's PR Daily, one of the world's most popular public relations websites. Click here to see his recent media appearances.
Mr. Phillips founded Phillips Media Relations in 2004 after working for several years as a broadcast journalist. After beginning his career as an on-air radio announcer, Mr. Phillips worked for ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel, where he contributed to broadcasts about everything from the declining national savings rate and school shootings to domestic politics and terrorism.
He then moved to CNN, where he helped produce two weekly programs: the media analysis program, Reliable Sources, and the political roundtable, The Capital Gang. He was also a contributing producer to the Sunday public affairs program, Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.
Click here to watch videos of Brad Phillips offering key media training tips.
* Source: Alexa.com (April 2015)
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CHRISTINA JAMISON-MOZAFFARI, VICE PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
After working in network television for nearly nine years, Christina Jamison-Mozaffari knows what makes a good interview. Today, she's using her extensive journalism background to help you learn how to answer even the toughest questions with confidence.
Ms. Mozaffari worked at NBC News, where she produced stories for Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, and Hardball with Chris Matthews, among others. She helped create the first Education Week series, which later became the highly successful Education Nation franchise.
Ms. Mozaffari covered many of the major news stories in the last decade, from the 2008 presidential campaign, during which she traveled full-time with the Hillary Clinton campaign and later with Joe Biden, to Hurricane Katrina, the election of Pope Benedict in Rome and the war in Iraq. She was awarded an Emmy as part of NBC’s team coverage of 2008’s presidential election night. Some of her favorite interviews she produced over the years include the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the King of Jordan, Martin Sheen and Robert Redford.
In 2009, she co-produced a live, two-hour town hall meeting on MSNBC called “About Our Children,” which focused on education, family, and health issues in poor American communities.
Since her time in television, Ms. Mozaffari has worked in communications for non-profit groups including the Independent Women’s Forum and the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.
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NATHAN ROBERTS, SENIOR CONSULTANT
Nathan Roberts is a recognizable face (and voice) in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, where he has anchored thousands of newscasts over the past 35 years.
Mr. Roberts recently returned to his Los Angeles roots after working as a member of the Washington press corps since 1988.
Mr. Roberts began his television career as a reporter at CBS-owned Channel 2 in Los Angeles. He later anchored at Los Angeles’ Channels 9 and 13, and reported for Channel 11 before moving to the nation’s capital.
During his years as a journalist, Mr. Roberts interviewed everyone from top elected officials to business leaders to movie stars. He’s spoken with high-profile newsmakers including Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Hope, Warren Beatty, and Jeff Bridges.
Mr. Roberts has used his vast media knowledge to help hundreds of media trainees learn how to deal with the media more effectively.
A voiceover artist, Mr. Roberts has had his voice featured in dozens of commercials and videos.
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