Jeff Newelt is a PR and Social Media expert, writer, and editor with extensive experience working with brands, non-profits, artists, authors and small businesses. He has a deep understanding of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram with experience in optimizing and curating content, online outreach, buzz building, and viral video production. Jeff is also a graphic novel editor, journalist, events producer, teacher, speaker, and performer.
Jeff's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of Pennsylvania, and he studied at King's College London. His extensive professional experience includes working for companies such as STARZ, National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, Art Spiegelman, Engadget / AOL, Universal Music Group / ZAPPA Family Trust, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Eric Bogosian, Al Jaffee, and Tiwary Entertainment / The Fifth Beatle.
He has also worked with brands such as Kraken Rum, Hangar One Vodka, DKNY, Samsung, Volvo, Harper Collins, Dos Equis and Blue Man Group. Some non-profits and organizations he has worked with include BBC America, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY), Tikkun Olam Makers / Reut Group, and ZAPPA RECORDS.
Jeff has been praised by Douglas Rushkoff and Warren Ellis for his creativity, communication skills and ability to manage promotions. Thrillist has also named him a "Stoli Original". In his previous roles, he was Comics editor of Heeb, SMITH, & Royal Flush Magazines, editor of The Pekar Project (American Splendor) webcomics series & Harvey Pekar's CLEVELAND graphic novel, and a reggae singer.