MMC has one of the most experienced public relations teams around. Our media relations consultants each have a minimum of 10 years experience in communications, public relations or business, and this experience includes a wide array of industries.
This seniority gives MMC one of its greatest strengths. Clients always know they will be getting a high level of expertise, and that they will be working with consultants who have a depth of knowledge and a valuable track record.
Ronald Richard Magas, President and Principal Owner
Ron Magas is president of Magas Media Consultants, LLC (MMC) a Fairfield County, Connecticut public relations agency specializing in media relations, crisis management and media training. Ron has over a decade of experience in developing media, public relations and professional writing strategies for individual clients and developing and maintaining relationships with CEO’s, high-level executives, and local, national and global media/press contacts in TV, Radio, Print, and Digital and Social Media. He has been involved in all aspects of media and public relations and has held a myriad of positions, ranging from assignment desk intern, reporter, public relations assistant, writer, producer, account executive, senior account executive, vice president and president. Ron has assisted reporters; developed, written, reported, and produced stories; placed clients in multiple communication mediums/outlets; coached clients for print, TV and on-air stories and presentations; written and distributed press releases and media alerts; and arranged, conducted and attended media tours.
Ron began his career with a variety of media positions at The Boston Globe in Boston, MA, WTNH 8 TV in New Haven, CT, News 12 Connecticut in Norwalk, CT, WEDW 88.5FM Connecticut Public Radio/National Public Radio Affiliate in Stamford, CT, and WPIX Channel 11 TV and Cable News Network (CNN) in New York City. As an associate producer at WTNH 8 TV in New Haven, CT, he honed his writing talents while writing for and assisting with several shows, including: an educational program, entitled “A Connecticut Town Meeting on Education,” the state-wide teen quiz show, “High School Bowl,” and two minority affairs programs, “Make It Real,” and the “The United Negro College Fund Telethon.” In New York City at another news affiliate, WPIX Channel 11, Ron expanded his writing skills as well as researched and developed leads for daily news stories and feature stories and assisted reporters and camera crews in the field for the nightly news show “Channel 11 News at Ten.” As an associate producer at CNN, he was responsible for booking guests, writing scripts, interviewing key sources for feature stories and keeping reporters up to date on the breaking news of the day. He was also responsible for running the floor for the “Sonja Live Show” and “Larry King Show.” Ron expanded his news talents by joining Connecticut Public Radio (NPR affiliate). His responsibilities included writing copy for the local and national segments of “Morning Edition,” creating both live broadcast programming and field production, and acting as liaison for public affairs, community broadcast projects and feature stories. He also spent time reporting local news, promoting special projects/programming, working on live fundraising events and training interns and volunteers.
Ron moved into the public relations arena when he took an account executive position with Noelle-Elaine Media in New York City. His responsibilities at Noelle-Elaine included providing entertainment and financial clients with media relations. While there, he quickly became known for “getting the hits,” placing his clients on TV and radio and in the mainstream press. Ron was also in charge of all junior account executives and spent time teaching them the ins and outs of public relations. In addition, he analyzed public and internal sentiment about clients; wrote speeches and coached clients for interviews; issued press releases; and organized client-sponsored publicity events, such as contests, concerts, exhibits, symposia, sporting and charity events. Ron left Noelle-Elaine to join Edelman Public Relations Worldwide where he worked as a Senior Account Executive. His role at Edelman was not only to provide top media relations to financial and banking clients, but also to assist on event planning and provide his clients press at various news conferences around the world.
Expanding upon his base as a generalist, Ron took his talents to Kitchen Public Relations (KPR), a boutique-style Public Relations firm in New York City. Ron, now a Vice President, was in charge of a staff of five account executives, and his primary duties included providing hard media relations to financial, technology, employment/recruiting, real estate/mortgage and insurance clientele.
His duties included identifying and winning new clients and promoting the needs of current clients through the mediums of TV, Radio, Print and Digital Media. During his tenure as an executive at KPR, he had extensive experience in establishing and developing strong media and client relationships, formulating and articulating pitches, handling multiple clients at once, managing accounts, supervising account executives, securing favorable public exposure for clients, advising them during sudden public crises, and designing and implementing short and long-term strategies to help them attain a certain public image. After over five years with Kitchen Public Relations, Ron created Magas Media Consultants, LLC (MMC). MMC is a media intensive-styled agency. Ron works with employment, insurance, mortgage, real estate, architectural, medical, financial, legal, market research clients and more. As the president and head of the organization, he is involved with all facets of the business. He oversees MMC’s media relations consultants and staff, and is actively involved in promoting local charities and speaking to local and regional groups on Communications and PR issues.