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Chuck Tanowitz

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Chuck Tanowitz


As an intern at an NBC news magazine show in the early 90s, Chuck found himself sitting on a couch acting as Tom Brokaw’s body double while videographers and stage personnel adjusted lights, moved props and checked camera angles. This was after delivering the mail for then Executive Producer, now NBC Vice President Jeff Zucker.

The brush with greatness was not enough to hold his interest and Chuck moved on, eventually applying the journalism skills he developed at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism as well as several local TV and radio stations in New York and Massachusetts, to helping clients find fresh approaches to working with traditional media and social media.

It’s this sensibility that has clients in areas as diverse as consumer technology, IT security, Voice over IP, open source, content management, mobile, manufacturing, application development, real estate technology and business services relying on his advice and expertise. He has even helped launch a few consumer brands, including a company that sold cranberry-based jams and jellies.

Today Chuck and his colleagues at Fresh Ground take that journalistic sensibility, blend it with marketing savvy and create public relations programs that are designed to drive prospects and revenue.

Though, he’s never since been mistaken for Tom Brokaw.

Follow Chuck on Twitter, read his blog, learn about his photography or connect with him on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Email Chuck at ctanowitz@itsfreshground.com or call him at +1.617.575.9643.

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