Ed Katz is Managing Principal at Katnip Marketing, LLC, a marketing and media consultancy he founded in 2008 which works within the arts, B2B, B2C, entertainment, government, healthcare, media, non-profit and professional services sectors as well as with start-ups. At Katnip, Ed’s award-winning work has boosted sales and enhanced the reputation and brand awareness for his clients, including many in the arts. Ed has boosted the online presence and obtained interviews and feature articles for his clients in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair as well as numerous television, radio and print plus digital and social media nationally, regionally and locally. In 2014, Katnip Marketing won the Best Marketing Consultants Award from Best of Westport.
Prior to starting Katnip, Mr. Katz was a founding principal at one of the Hartford & New Haven, CT market’s largest full-service advertising and public relations agencies. During his 15+ years there Ed and his creative, PR and media teams won over 100 industry awards. He has been interviewed on various media, business and advertising issues by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, Adweek, Mediaweek, PR News, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register, WFSB-TV 3 (CBS), WVIT-TV 30 (NBC), WTNH-TV 8 (ABC) and several newspapers and radio stations.
On the arts side, Mr. Katz’s reviews appear on WICC 600 AM radio, in Bridgeport, CT as well as the Applause Theatre and Ticket Service site, in New York City and the KatzReviews Facebook page.
He has written a musical play that is in discussions with a popular rock group in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also on the producing team for “Chasing Rainbows”- a sensational new musical about Judy Garland heading to Broadway in 2019 and “The King’s Speech”- the play- which is planning a pre-Broadway tour and then will look to be on Broadway in 2019-2020. And he is producer of an award-winning sci-fi rock musical comedy, “Save the Robots,” which is looking at a theatrical run in Greenwich Village this summer.
From 2014- 2017 he was on the Board of the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, a 1450-seat, Broadway-style theater which also operates After School at the Klein, a tuition-free arts programs for Bridgeport’s inner-city students.
Mr. Katz graduated from Syracuse University with a dual major in Marketing from the Whitman School of Management and Film from the Newhouse School of Communications. Ed resides with his wife, son, daughter and their dog, Max, in Westport, Connecticut.
For additional information, please visit the Katnip Reviews Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KatzReviews or, for more on Ed’s marketing practice, www.KatnipMarketing.com and www.linkedin.com/in/edwardkatz1/.