Andy founded Comunicano, Inc. in 1992 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and oversees client related activities. Mr. Abramson is a veteran of the media, marketing and public relations industries. He has over 34 years of experience in all facets of marketing and corporate communications. He started his career in the marketing department of a professional sports team. During his career he has worked with numerous clients and corporations that include traditional package goods product and manufacturing companies, developed and promoted sports and entertainment events and place based properties, worked for professional and amateur sports organizations and with leading entertainment figures, companies and organizations. He has helped launch a record label as well marketed companies in the new economy and technology sectors in both the United States and internationally. Along the way he has held positions ranging from Communications Officer and Executive Director to President and Chief Executive Officer. His diverse array of clients have included apparel, financial services, online marketplaces, meta-mediaries, mobile, telecommunications, technology, food products to an assortment of media, entertainment and sports properties including teams, athletes, celebrities and facilities. Since 1994 he has also served as a Senior Marketing and Strategy Consultant to more than a seventy-five startups and B2B, B2C and C2C companies that sell and market products and services over the web. Prior to Comunicano, he guided The Upper Deck Company's Public Relations and Sports Marketing efforts from 1991-the fall of 1992 following a two year stint in Account Management with Foote, Cone & Belding's IMPACT group. There he developed and implemented Integrated Marketing programs for a wide range of clients. His advertising and promotional agency role followed a 14 year career in sports marketing with the Philadelphia Wings, Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia Flyers where he served in a variety of capacities ranging from Group Sales Representative, Office Manager and eventually President of the team's youth hockey operation, Hockey Central/Office of Amateur Hockey Affairs from 1976 to 1988, where he established over 25 programs that remain active today. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at CounterPath Corporation. He has been a Member of the Board of Advisors of Vringo, Inc. since January 2008. He has been a Member of Advisory Board of SightSpeed, Inc., since January 2006. In addition to his daily marketing and public relations activities he also co-hosts "The World Technology Round Up," a daily technology webcast that is heard via KenRadio.com and its syndication partners, by more than 300,000 daily listeners around the globe. He served as the BBC's Consumer Electronics Market analyst in the USA at CES, and was seen in 46 countries and 45 PBS stations, by more than 11 million people. Along with Rutkowski, he co-hosts the annual CommNexus' (formerly the San Diego Telecom Council) GadgetFest, each fall, providing a preview event of the newest and coolest consumer technology products around. Often quoted both in the consumer and industry press on a wide range of subjects, he authors VoIPWatch, a daily web-log (blog) along with Working Anywhere and WiMax Watch as well writing a weekly wine column for the Del Mar Times. An active member of associations and advisory boards, he is a Director Emeritus of the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association, a was Commissioner on the Solana Beach Public Safety Commission and was President of the Saratoga West Home Owners Association. He was named to the Board of Advisors of Agito Wireless, an early stage wireless company based in San Jose, CA, Toronto, ONT based Foncloud and Pulver Media, producers of the VON conferences, in addition to his already existing advisory roles with American Telecom Services, BridgePort Networks, Ottawa, Ontario based iotum and Berkeley. He was often serves as Guest Lecturer at Temple University. He holds a B.S. in Journalism, with a concentration in Advertising from Temple University in Philadelphia.
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