Launched in March 2016, the Forever Dog Podcast Network creates innovative comedy, culture, and entertainment podcasts from next level performers. The essence of every Forever Dog project is collaboration and innovation, bringing together passionate artists from diverse backgrounds to create original audio experiences. Forever Dog’s critically acclaimed podcasts have been included on Best Of lists from Time, Esquire, Vulture, Cosmopolitan, IndieWire, The AV Club, and more.
Forever Dog also works with outside clients in a production capacity to create innovative branded content that expands their marketing and promotional reach, providing them with the full range of our podcast expertise, as well as the resources of our NY and LA recording studios and our talented team of producers and audio engineers.
Forever Dog recently entered into an exclusive partnership with National Lampoon to develop Forever Dog podcasts for television and streaming.
Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, and Alex Ramsey began their creative partnership as a theatre group, writing and producing shows for New York City’s underground comedy and theatre scene, before launching Forever Dog in 2016, teaming with renowned up-and-coming artists to create podcasts that bring fresh voices and unique comedic perspectives to the medium.
Boham, Cilio and Ramsey work closely with the artists and have collectively produced more than 50 podcasts, rapidly growing Forever Dog’s audience and influence. Today, with studios in New York and Los Angeles, Forever Dog is home to 30+ weekly shows that garner millions of downloads a month and feature ambitious comedic minds from across the entertainment landscape.
In addition to developing and producing Forever Dog podcasts, Boham, Cilio and Ramsey help shepherd brand partnerships – alongside CEO Gary Reisman and CRO Karen Bressner – offering unique and inventive ways for brands to reach the network’s core audience.
GARY REISMAN, CEO
Gary Reisman joined Forever Dog as CEO in November 2018, bringing to the company more than 30 years of experience in media, entertainment, and strategic marketing. As CEO, he’s been integral in forging strategic partnerships with brands, advertisers and creatives.
Prior to Forever Dog, Reisman was founder and CEO of LEAP® Media Investments, a premiere, strategic data and analytics company. LEAP’s clients included NBCU, FOX, FX, Ovation TV, TV One, FUSE, AOL and Yahoo, and the company also provided strategic guidance for Sony Pictures, along with numerous other TV networks and internet properties.
Before launching LEAP, Reisman was vice president of strategic marketing at Turner and vice president of sales and marketing for CNN.com International, where he guided the expansion of CNN.com across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Reisman is a current board member of Young Audience NY, a foundation that provides arts curriculum to under-resourced schools in New York City and has served on Wharton’s Future of Advertising global advisory board.
KAREN BRESSNER, CRO
Karen Bressner is Chief Revenue Officer of Forever Dog, overseeing all advertising sales, advertising sales marketing, and revenue aspects.
Leveraging nearly 30 years in entertainment as an advertising sales executive, Bressner joined Forever Dog in 2018. As CRO, she spearheads the development of Forever Dog’s creative advertising packages, offering brands unique ways to reach the network’s core audience of influential millenials via custom branded content.
Bressner began her entertainment and advertising sales career at Discovery Communications, where she spent 10 years helping grow the brand from a single network to the mass media company it is today. She went on to hold positions as senior vice president of national advertising sales for Z Living, AccuWeather Digital Media, RevShare, TiVo and Viacom International. Her six-year tenure at Viacom included oversight of Nick@Nite, TV Land and TVLand.com. In addition, Bressner’s agency experience includes stints at both Foote, Cone & Belding and Young & Rubicam. In 2007, she was named Working Mother Magazine’s “Advertising Working Mother of the Year,” and was honored by the UJA-Federation in 2016 as an active community volunteer leader.
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