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BLJ Worldwide's Peter Brown and Mike Holtzman Celebrate 15 Years of a Thriving Partnership


BLJ Worldwide's Peter Brown and Mike Holtzman Celebrate 15 Years of a Thriving Partnership

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NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Over twenty years ago, Peter Brown started BLJ Worldwide with the goal of providing high-impact and sophisticated communications advice to clients in a wide array of sectors. Five years later, he was joined by Mike Holtzman, a savvy public relations executive who brought to the firm a fresh perspective in public and international affairs. In summer 2018, Holtzman and Brown celebrate 15 years of one of the most productive partnerships in public relations. Together, they have positioned BLJ Worldwide as one of the most creative and innovative boutique firms in the world.

With clients from around the globe, BLJ Worldwide has a proven track record of leading international communications campaigns to tell compelling stories. Peter Brown and Mike Holtzman have worked alongside governments, Fortune 500 Companies, Non-profits, foundations and others to help them achieve their goals, manage their reputations and raise their profiles on the global stage.

Holtzman and Brown have also worked together on philanthropy projects that reflect their personal values, including Literacy Partners (which promotes adult literacy), the Kayany Foundation (in support of Syrian refugees in Lebanon), Autism Speaks, and countless others. BLJ Worldwide has played a pivotal role in several global movements on behalf of women and marginalized populations around the world, mobilizing their ideas and their network of contacts to effect real change.

Peter Brown's mark in the worlds of music, entertainment and communications began as part of the management team for The Beatles. Seeing a need for sophisticated public relations counsel for high-visibility clients BLJ Worldwide. In additional to his responsibilities with the firm, he is the Chairman Emeritus of the board of Literacy Partners, a member of the US Steering Committee for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, a member of the board for BritishAmerican Business, a member of the selection committee for the Lee Strasberg Artistic Achievement Award, and a board member of the American Associates of the National Theatre of Great Britain. He is the author of The Love You Make, a definitive biography of The Beatles. Born and educated in England, he is a American Citizen. Peter was appointed CBE in the UK 2016. 

Mike Holtzman is one of the most honored and sought-after communications strategists in the world. He served as a Special Advisor at the U.S. State Department, working for the Director of Policy Planning Staff. During the Clinton Administration, Mike worked in the Executive Office of the President as Special Advisor for Public Affairs to United States Trade Representative. He served two stints with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in critical communications roles in response to terrorist attacks in New York City (the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the 9/11 attacks). He was Director of Public Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1996 to 1998.

Today, BLJ Worldwide is managed by an elite group of distinguished former news executives, top- level political advisors, high- profile media industry executives and public relations professionals with extensive knowledge of international affairs. BLJ's staff members have been at the right hand of presidents, prime ministers, and media barons. Under the leadership of Peter Brown and Mike Holtzman, BLJ Worldwide continues to have the ideas to inspire and the influence to deliver.


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