About Donn Pearlman & Associates
Donn Pearlman & Associates provides experienced public relations and marketing communications planning and strategy assistance for consumer/retail and business-to-business clients nationwide.
Based in Las Vegas and led by former award-winning Chicago journalist and broadcaster Donn Pearlman, the company specializes in compelling media relations activities from California to New York, ranging from local news organizations to major networks, and from trade publications, bloggers and social media to prominent national and international media companies.
Donn’s career has spanned over four decades, including 25 years as a broadcast journalist with CBS in Chicago where he distinguished himself as an anchor and reporter for WBBM-AM NewsRadio 780 and a television reporter for Channel 2.
He received dozens of awards during his tenure with WBBM. Donn was named Reporter of the Year by several news organizations, including The Associated Press and the Chicago Press Club.
At various times since 1970, Donn Pearlman personally has provided public relations, media relations, consulting and/or other professional services to scores of organizations.
Donn made the transition from journalist to communications counselor in the mid-1990s, serving first as Senior Vice President and then Managing Director of Minkus & Dunne Communications in Chicago, and as President of Minkus & Pearlman Public Relations in Northbrook, Illinois.
Today he is President of Donn Pearlman & Associates in Las Vegas, and provides communications planning and strategy assistance for clients nationwide.
Among his many professional accomplishments:
Created and executed a three-year public relations program for the sale of more than $120 million of California Gold Rush sunken treasure recovered from the S.S. Central America, the fabled “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857. That project produced news coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, the CBS Evening News, and a documentary on The History Channel.
Created and managed the worldwide publicity campaigns for the search and recovery of a long-missing, multi-million dollar 1913 Liberty nickel; the record-breaking auctions of the comic book collections of Spider-Man™ co-creator, Stan Lee, and Academy Award winning actor, Nicolas Cage; the $200,000 sale of the first hand-crafted prototype G.I. JOE™ action figure; the $435,000 auction of George Harrison’s “Let It Be” guitar; and auctions items from the estate of Marilyn Monroe, costumes from Barbra Streisand and the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum Collection costume auction.
Wrote the script for a critically acclaimed 1995 James Earl Jones video, “Money: History in Your Hands.”
Donn has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine columns and articles, served as a Contributing Editor to Baseball Today, Collector- Investor and Numismatist magazines, and is the author of four books on broadcasting, baseball cards and rare coins. He has been a featured speaker at conventions in the United States, Singapore and Australia, and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the 32,000-member American Numismatic Association.
A long-time member of the Society of Professional Journalists and former Secretary of the International Press Club of Chicago, Donn also served on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois and the Greater O’Hare chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The chapter honored him with a “Partners in Excellence Award” for outstanding public relations work.
c/o Donn Pearlman & Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (847) 971-0566