Cyd Zeigler and Howard Bragman
- Joined: Jan 28, 2013
- Last Login: Jan 28, 2013, 1:20pm EST
Howard Bragman, founder of Fifteen Minutes public relations, is one of the most recognized public relations professionals in America. He has taken his 30+ years of agency experience, in virtually every area of PR, and become the "go-to" guy on television to explain celebrity misbehavior, corporate crisis and the role of "spin" in our everyday lives. Bragman serves as an ABC News Consultant for Good Morning America, resident Public Relations Expert for Entertainment Tonight, resident Spin Doctor for HLN's Showbiz Tonight and a frequent contributor to The Joy Behar Show. Bragman recently assumed the position of Vice Chairman of the world's leading online reputation management firm, Reputation.com. This multi – faceted role entails raising awareness about the importance of managing one's online image, improving the company's products and helping its customers build their reputations. Cyd brings a wealth of organizational and entertainment experience to Outsports. In addition to running Outsports, Cyd has also been a freelance editor for an investment bank and founded the New York Gay Flag Football League, the second largest gay football league in the world. He was also the associate editor of the New York Blade and the sports editor for Genre Magazine. Before his move to New York in late 2003, he was a creative executive the original programming development department at Disney Channel. While there, he oversaw over two dozen projects including the production of special promotion projects, the development of movie scripts, the post-production of movies, and special movie premiere events. He also managed a team of ten project analysts who offer feedback and opinion on movie projects; and, he manages music supervisors for original movies. He has also been the key point person for synergy between the development department and the other departments at Disney Channel. Before development, Cyd was in the Sales & Marketing Department at Disney Channel during a period of network rebranding and restructuring as the network transitioned from a premium pay channel to basic cable. Before Disney Channel, Cyd got extensive organization building experience as the Founder and President of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Stanford University for which he was named Man of the Year in the International Fraternity's Western Region in 1995. While at Stanford, Cyd was also the hosting President of the 1994 California College Republicans Convention in Sacramento and served as a public speaking instructor in the Engineering Department for two years. He graduated from Stanford in 1995 with a B.A. in Communication. His greatest sports accomplishments are leading his high school track team in scoring three consecutive years and winning the Gay Superbowl five straight years. Cyd lives in Los Angeles.