PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #52 – Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media


About the Podcast

The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for almost two years now.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.  Today’s special guest is Doug Simon, CEO of D S Simon Media.


Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon MediaAbout Our Guest

Doug Simon is the CEO of award-winning firm 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 produces virtual press conferences and events for fundraising, panel discussions and awards programs. He has pioneered multiple new services during his career and earned more than 100 industry awards. 

Since the start of the pandemic, his firm has produced and placed thousands of segments on TV stations. This includes featuring CEOs and other organization leaders in satellite media tours produced from the spokesperson’s home and transmitted to media through the company’s state-of-the-art control room. Doug also oversees the creation of proprietary research of local TV news trends and how they impact communicators.  

In addition to heading D S Simon Media, Doug is the host of the award-winning “PR’s Top Pro’s Talk…” video and podcast series. He’s dedicated to serving the industry with numerous leadership roles within PRSA-NY and served as President of the Publicity Club of New York for three years during a time of record growth for the organization. 

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Doug began his broadcast career at NBC Sports, where he served as Talent Assistant to Bob Costas. His hobbies include performing stand-up comedy at New York’s top clubs and optimistically rooting for the Jets and the Knicks.