Howard Bragman


Howard Bragman

Howard Bragman 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 has 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, and has a weekly segment on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co. In addition, he is often quoted in magazines, newspapers and on-line media outlets.

Bragman is the Vice-Chairman of the world’s leading online reputation management firm, 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.

Bragman founded Fifteen Minutes in 2005 and it has evolved into one of the most respected boutique entertainment public relations agencies in the US. His personal participation includes high-level strategy, top-tier media contacts, crisis communications, media training and agency vision and values. Prior to Fifteen Minutes, he founded BNC which has become the largest entertainment PR agency in the world. He sold the agency to IPG in 2000. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at PR giant Burson-Marsteller.
In addition to his agency work, Bragman was an award-winning adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications and is the author of the bestselling book, “Where’s My Fifteen Minutes? (Penguin/Portfolio, 2008).

He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work as a political activist for those with HIV/AIDS, GLBT Civil Rights and Jewish causes. He resides in Los Angeles with his husband, a nationally-respected horse trainer.