Over 38 years of “in the trenches” experience has earned Tom the notoriety of being the most trusted and provocative voice in 4 Walls Branding and Neighborhood Marketing today. He’s also been labeled as the most insightful.
Tom is motivational, inspirational, informative, and completely commits himself to every audience. He’s “Tom the Lionhearted.” His daring is aimed at exposing outdated, conventional business thought and telling the TRUTH about mass media marketing approaches that often masquerade as marketing programs. Audiences find that Tom is entertaining, challenging, and always brimming with “Uncommon Wisdom.”
He has been a featured speaker among superstars such as Presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Larry King, Terry Bradshaw, Lou Holtz, General Colin Powell, Deepak Chopra, Rudy Giuliani, Art Linkletter, General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy, Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi, Founder of Subway Fred DeLuca, Sid Feltenstein, and Jon Luther, Former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts.
Prior to a 38-year trajectory as consultant to Fortune 500 companies, he served as senior vice-president for international, billion-dollar advertising agency, Bozell Advertising. As Ray Kroc’s disciple, he began his career with McDonald’s, rising up to become a senior-level marketing executive.
He is the CEO and Founder of Power Marketing Academy, a leading consulting firm that serves and educates businesses in the industries of franchising, retail, hospitality, and service. PMA conducts clinics, seminars, strategy sessions, and trainings.
Tom has also received acclaim from the media for his Uncommon Marketing wisdom from Larry King, traded barbs on the David Letterman Show, and argued the waste of running ads during the Super Bowl on Fox News Pre-Game Show. He has shared his insight in interviews with Voice of America, Bloomberg TV & Radio, US News & World Report, CNN, Tips from the Top, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Food Network, Entrepreneur Magazine and other media.
Tom is a renowned keynote speaker, trainer and marketing strategist.
As a widely published author, he has written 14 books, including:
Tom Feltenstein has redefined the word humanist for the millennium – enriching the term with a sense of self that transcends his roles as father, husband, author, entrepreneur, lecturer, marketing and franchising executive, athlete, CEO, philanthropist, and community leader. Tom has been called the ultimate professional – dynamic, masterful, and eloquent – coalesced with a warm heart and a generous spirit.
An ambassador of reason and ingenuity in today’s business world, he is nourished by his family, friends and community while sharing his wisdom as writer and mentor. Tom is fun, bold, and passionately bent on infusing our hurried culture with Uncommon Wisdom. A much sought-after educator, speaker and commentator, his words and presence have touched hundreds of thousands of people.
In 2009 Tom was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Northwood University. Tom was the first recipient of the “Visionary Award,” a most prestigious honor presented by the Council of International Restaurant Brokers (CIRB).
He has provided marketing advice and visionary counsel to some of the world’s most respected industry-leading organizations including:
Ben & Jerry’s, Brunswick, CVS Pharmacy, Pepsi, Chevron, Chick-Fil-A, Coca-Cola, Subway, Texaco, Pepsi, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Sam’s Club, United States Marine Corps, Jani-King, The Walt Disney Company, Cracker Barrel, Morton’s, The Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck, Meineke Car Care Center, Sport Clips Haircuts, Dick’s Last Resort, Marriott, The Breakers, Omega Institute, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Express Personnel, and Liberty Tax Services.