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Next Media Partners to be Represented by Chris Pizzurro of Leap Media Group to Serve Forward-Thinking Media and Tech Companies

Press Release: 6/1/2023

New York, New York, June 1, 2023 – Next Media Partners, LLC (NMP) and Chris Pizzurro of Leap Media Group, LLC today announced their signing of a strategic partnership for Pizzurro to represent NMP’s strategic consulting and advisory services in advanced advertising, data tech, and immersive media experiences. 

Chris will represent services offered by Next Media Partners to Fortune 500 media and technology companies, as well as innovative startups focused on media serving and distribution, advertising technology, marketing data, along with artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and mixed reality, and metaverse applications.

“Next Media Partners has been serving clients with executive advisory services for more than a decade.” said Gerard Kunkel, founder and managing partner. “Working with Chris, we are able to broaden our media-tech advisory services, and experiential storytelling offerings to existing and prospective clients.”

"The partners at Next Media are industry veterans who can build a strategy, lay down the tactics, and produce the plans that are needed by companies to compete," says Chris Pizzurro, Leap Co-Founder. “NMP’s offerings compliment Leap's media production, distribution, and planning-buying capabilities and I’m pleased to be able to offer Next Media services.”

With the rapid shift in media consumption over recent years, media and advertising executives are looking for competitive advantages and a differentiation of their offerings.  Chris and NMP bring their existing partner relationships and expertise while opening the door to new media solutions that improve operating efficiencies while also introducing revenue-generating potential.

About Next Media Partners

Next Media Partners is an executive advisory and consultancy at the intersection of media and technology.  It is comprised of executives with vast experience at leading media and technology companies who have introduced some of the most awarded and frequently used media products throughout the world. The NMP team works with Fortune 500 companies and advertising, media, AI, and XR startups who are forward thinking and shaping the interactive media products of the future. Headed up by Gerard Kunkel, NMP partner and affiliate leadership includes industry veterans Patrick Donoghue, Chris Falkner, Sandra “Sandy” Howe, Craig Berkley, along with a team of media-tech professionals.

About Leap Media Group

Chris Pizzuro’s Leap Media Group is an independent Television Producer, Distributor, and Advertising services company, with a focus on Streaming, VOD, and Linear Paid Programming platforms. Leap drives revenue optimization through streamlined production techniques, a scaled distribution network, and efficient ad planning & buying. It is headquartered in New York and has deployments throughout North America and Europe.


Media Contact:

Next Media Partners, LLC
Gerard Kunkel

Leap Media Group, LLC
Chris Pizzurro

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