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Erik Deutsch

ExcelPR Group
Erik Deutsch is a media strategist with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, word-of-mouth marketing and content production. Before launching ExcelPR Group in 2004, he worked on staff and as a consultant for some of the world’s largest PR agencies, where he managed campaigns for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Earlier in his career, he helped launch Interactive PR News (acquired by Access Intelligence) as the first national newsletter on new media for public relations professionals.

Erik is passionate about advancing the PR profession as an advocate and educator. He served as 2014 president of the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA) — the voice for PR professionals across the L.A. region. He is a longtime instructor for UCLA Extension’s Strategic Branding & Public Relations Certificate Program, as well as a professional advisor for Pepperdine University’s PR program. He also serves as an advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Greenlight Hollywood Initiative and FilmLA’s Marketing & Communications Committee -- both tasked with helping retain and grow film/TV production in the L.A. region

Erik earned an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA and a masters degree in communication management from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.

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