Howard joined DGC as President in 2010, bringing more than 20 years of experience driving award-winning brand communication strategies for B2C and B2B organizations. A Brandweek Marketer of the Year honoree, his expertise spans corporate communications, consumer brand management, experiential and promotional marketing, social and new media, licensing, and sports and entertainment marketing. Having served in the C-suite at leading companies in retail and entertainment, and having managed agency relationships across most marketing disciplines and product categories, Howard offers a unique perspective in counseling DGC's senior-most clients.
Prior to DGC, Howard served as Chief Partnership Officer and EVP/Communications at national apparel retailer Steve & Barry's for four years. There he created new brands and utilized new media strategies to catapult the 300-store chain to the tipping point. Most notably were celebrity brands that Howard developed with Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephon Marbury, Bubba Watson and others.
As SVP, Corporate Communications at SFX/Clear Channel Entertainment (today Live Nation),
Howard directed all external and internal affairs, event and celebrity publicity, crisis communications and government relations for the world's largest live entertainment company. He also served as Chief of PR for that company’s sports marketing business unit, supporting athletes Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi, televised sporting events, and corporate sponsors.
At Draft, Howard led the agency’s global corporate communications department for two years.
A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Howard is a contributing author to Northwestern University’s Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication (McGraw Hill).
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