"Insightful and Creative"

Mark is very talented -- thoughtful on messaging, attuned to audience needs, responsive to clients, and an insightful and creative strategist."
- Brian Backstrom, President/Great Schools for All Children

Albany Media Relations Training and Counsel

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Mark Grimm, Albany Media Relations Expert

Online or In-Person Coaching

Mark Grimm is a former TV news anchor who went one-on-one with Presidents Bush and Clinton. He understands the media can be a big help or do real harm. That's why you need someone with decades of experience and great coaching skills to help you.

Albany media relations expert Mark Grimm is a former TV journalist and radio show host who has made hundreds of media appearances and speeches. He has an uncanny knack for getting to the heart of your message, putting it in plain English and spreading it in the right places.

A top-level media relations coach, Mark can show you how to prepare and conduct media interviews so you are confident on camera, express concepts well and avoid mistakes.

Contact him for a no-obligation conversation about how he can help: 518.650.5096.

"Mark understands media as well as anyone. His insights on today’s fast-paced environment and what lies ahead would be an enormous asset for you." -- John Kelly, NY State Broadcasters' Hall of Famer

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Albany Media Training & Counsel


You feel lost when it comes to dealing with media. How should you handle the interview? How do you speak in clear sound bites? What are the biggest pitfalls and how do you prepare well?


One-on-one or group media training that could make a world of difference. Don't avoid the media, make the most of it. Learn more about the training programs tailored especially for you.

Success Story

A statewide association sought broad and persuasive media coverage for a critical issue. We crafted the message and handled the press, attracting 18 reporters, including five TV stations, two wire services, and the NY Times.


The media is not paying enough attention to you or you're not satisfied with the way you are portrayed.


Mark's seasoned perspective comes from having run newsroom meetings that determined what got covered and having reported on thousands of stories.

Message Strategy

Crisis Communications

CLE Training

Mark's Press Release Tips