Doug Simon is the CEO of the award-winning company D S Simon Media. His firm helps clients get their stories on television, through satellite media tours and by producing and distributing video content to the media. It also provides video production services and produces virtual press conferences.
Doug has grown D S Simon Media from a start-up, self-funded with $2,000 from his father’s life insurance policy to a multi-million-dollar company that is an industry leader in the field. He has pioneered multiple new services during his career, generated more than an estimated $135 million in revenue and earned more than 100 industry awards.
The firm has extensive experience with public affairs work and election season campaigns. Clients also include top brands in healthcare, technology, travel, financial services, consumer goods, entertainment, retail, non-profits and others. The firm boasts repeat business from 95% of its clients and has a strong employee retention record with an average service of nine years. Its leadership team averages more than 14 years with the company.
Doug is a frequent public speaker at industry events and has testified in the US Senate as an expert witness on issues affecting public relations. He’s held leadership positions at numerous industry groups. Doug is also the host of the award-winning “PR’s Top Pros Talk…” video and podcast series his firm initially created to provide advice to communicators as to how to navigate the COVID pandemic from a communications perspective. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Doug began his broadcast career at NBC Sports, where he served as Talent Assistant to Bob Costas.