About Phillips Media Relations
Brad Phillips, President
Christina Jamison-Mozaffari, Vice President
Nathan Roberts, Senior Consultant
Phillips Media Relations is one of the nation’s premier media training and presentation training firms. Since our founding in 2004, we have trained thousands of people -- including hundreds of top executives -- for interviews and speeches seen by more than one billion people worldwide.
Our clients tell us that in a crowded field, our approach stands apart.
One top executive from Hilton Hotels and Spas remarked, "This was my seventh media training, and the best one I've ever had." Another high-profile client called us a "game changer." Yet another said, "This is the best training of any sort in which [I have] participated."
If there's one thing clients have told us more than anything else, it's how surprised they were by the amount of research we conducted before each workshop. We believe a session can only be effective if it's highly tailored -- and that "off the shelf" trainings don't work particularly well.
We know how to transfer our knowledge to trainees in a manner that enables them to act upon it immediately. Our workshop participants regularly experience "a-ha!" moments that transform a lifetime of imperfect communications habits into something much more productive and long-lasting.
We've regularly refined our teaching methodology, and have created a fast-paced, fun, and highly effective workshop that has been delivered successfully hundreds of times.
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 and presentations.
You can learn more about our approach to media training here and presentation training here, and read what our clients have said about our work here.
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.
He has trained thousands of spokespersons and 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, an Amazon #1 Public Relations best seller, and 101 Ways to Open a Speech, a Kindle #1 Public Speaking best seller.
He is also the publisher of Mr. Media Training, the world's most-visited media training website.*
Mr. Phillips is a sought-after media expert, having been quoted by The New York Times, 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 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 show Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.
When he's not training, there's a good chance he's busy listening to 1980s pop music. You're welcome to test his knowledge of the genre, but are advised against wagering him on a "name that tune" challenge.
Click here to watch videos of Brad Phillips offering key media training tips.
* Source: Alexa.com (December 2015)
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CHRISTINA JAMISON-MOZAFFARI, VICE PRESIDENT
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 and media training background to help you learn how to stay on message, answer even the toughest questions, and exhibit confident and authentic body language. She has trained hundreds of media spokespersons, including dozens of top-ranking government, nonprofit, and corporate officials.
Ms. Mozaffari worked at NBC News, where she produced stories for NBC Nightly News, 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.
Before joining Phillips Media Relations, Ms. Mozaffari worked in a communications role for nonprofit 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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