The TASC Group Clients

We share with all of our clients a commitment to improving our communities.

 

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The Amalgamated Transit Union is the oldest and largest organization representing transit workers in North America. ATU’s 190,000 members include metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers; clerks, baggage handlers, municipal employees, and others. The TASC Group is currently managing a media campaign around organizing drivers in New York City who work for ride hail apps, such as Uber and Lyft, securing coverage in national and local media outlets.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 is comprised of more than 13,000 members performing occupations within the many skilled transportation crafts for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), MetroAccess, and the DC Streetcar. The TASC Group is currently engaged in crisis communications work with the union.

TASC worked with America’s Greenest Campus to promote a national campaign involving over 500 college campuses competing to reduce their carbon footprint.

The American Center for Democracy is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to fighting terrorism from a financing point of view. TASC generated media attention for a campaign to educate Americans about the threat of “libel tourism,” an effort to sue Americans abroad and undermine free speech here in this country.

Arms Around the Child is a charity concert to raise funds to help children with AIDS in Africa. TASC ran the red carpet and generated dozens of major media hits.

ACE is an innovative homeless organization that TASC worked with on creating media attention for their community based initiatives.

ATEST is a coalition of human trafficking and anti-slavery organizations here in the US. TASC generated national media attention for the coalition and its issues.

Athlete Ally and All Out are advocacy nonprofits that work to promote LGBT rights here in the U.S. and around the world. TASC helped both groups launch the Principle 6 Campaign (P6). P6’s mission was to change the International Olympic Committee’s policy about how they choose to host countries for the Olympics. P6 focused on the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, and featured 53 Olympian athletes. TASC won a Big Apple Award from the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter for Best Global Communications Campaign for our work.

Audible is the world’s largest producer and distributor of audiobook content. TASC worked to generate national media attention in order to mainstream their brand and create attention, especially around Audible’s original content.

BBaruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a student body that represents 168 countries and 130 spoken languages. The TASC Group worked with the College around the announcement of a $30 million gift for the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, helping to raise awareness and elevate the school’s reputation.

BSRC is the nation’s first community development corporation founded by Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits nearly 50 years ago. TASC has built a thought leadership platform in the media for BSRC’s CEO Colvin Grannum and the organization.

BPeace is an innovative organization dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs in war-torn regions of the world. TASC helped them build a successful gala.

Bread for the World is the country’s largest advocacy and lobbying group on issues involving hunger. TASC helped position the group as thought leaders in the media and helped them to promote their annual New York galas.

TASC helped the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl winning linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo, become a national spokesperson in the media to advocate for LGBT rights in sports. Brendon worked with the NFL to help players support their LBGT brothers in the locker room.

CareCentrix is a healthcare company that works to place home health workers with patients across the country. TASC helped with messaging, talking points and media coverage for their CEO and for their work.

Carl Andrew & Associates is a company run by former State Senator Carl Andrews. TASC generated media coverage for Carl Andrews’ campaign for United States Congress.

The Center for Social Inclusion works to catalyze communities, government and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. The TASC Group developed a robust thought leadership platform for former President, Maya Wiley, and promoted reports on broadband access and transportation inequity in low income communities across the country.

Childhood Domestic Violence Association is the largest domestic violence advocacy group that focuses on the children who live in homes where domestic violence is present. TASC helped their founder Brian Martin get a book deal, generate media coverage for the organization and cause, and helped forge a partnership with UNICEF USA.

CESA, managed by CEG, is a national nonprofit coalition of state and municipal clean energy funds working with federal, regional, industry, and other stakeholders to promote clean energy markets and technologies. TASC positioned CEG as a thought leader on clean energy development. TASC also generated media for CESA in order to promote their clean energy coalition.

Climate and Energy Project is a Kansas based wind advocacy group that assisted in turning Kansas into the Saudi Arabia of wind energy. TASC put this group and its leader, Nancy Jackson, into national media coverage about wind power and clean energy.

Concerned Citizens of Montclair is a local grassroots group founded by citizens of Montclair, New Jersey to educate the community about rising taxes and town debt. TASC helped found the organization and acted a local spokesperson.

The David Lynch Foundation provides training in Transcendental Meditation, an evidence-based meditation technique, to at-risk communities including veterans with PTSD, victims of domestic violence and inner city children. The TASC Group has promoted the Foundation’s programmatic work in the media and established Bob Roth, Executive Director of the Foundation, as a thought leader on meditation and stress.

The Discovery Orchestra® is a classical music education organization that works to teach the active
listening skills that help people emotionally connect with and experience classical music. TASC works with Discovery Orchestra to garner media attention around their unique methodology, programming and community outreach work.

Duck is a film by director-writer-producer Nic Bettauer starring Phillip Baker Hall. TASC promoted the opening of the film and its national distribution.

The Save Darfur Coalition is an advocacy group that called to raise public awareness and mobilize a massive response to the atrocities in Sudan’s western region of Darfur. TASC worked to generate media attention for the Darfur crisis taking place at the time.

Farm Sanctuary is led by Gene Baur, one of the nation’s most respected animal farm activists. TASC worked to promote and generate coverage for animal rights and educate the public about the abuses at animal farm factories.

Global Business Counsel Against Trafficking is a coalition of leading Fortune 500 companies whose mission is to help businesses around the world fight human trafficking. TASC helped them launch this campaign in the media.

The Global Fund for Children is a children’s rights advocacy group that pioneered a unique model to develop children’s books that support children’s programs in the third world. TASC generated media coverage for their founder and president.

Helium.com is an online organization and resource for writers to be hired and promote their work. TASC helped launch their organization and generate media coverage.

Hip Hop Soda Shops is the first-of-its-kind series of themed restaurants promoting Hip Hop culture and musicwhich is endorsed by major rap and hip hop stars. TASC managed red carpet media and generated media coverage for restaurant openings throughout the country.

Hip Hop Summit Action Network is a hip hop advocacy nonprofit founded by Russell Simmons and Dr. Ben Chavis, whose mission is to utilize rap and hip hop stars to reach young people and deliver financial literacy initiatives in the community. TASC created messaging and generated media attention for the organization.

Hyperbolic Creative is a radio advertising agency providing creative and production services for clients nationwide. TASC helped create media coverage for a new radio advertizing firm.

Erica Ford / I Love My Life Tour runs a youth anti-gang initiative in NYC. TASC took Erica Ford, Russell Simmons and LL Cool J to Rikers Island to work with young, incarcerated men there. TASC generated national media coverage for the program.

The Department of Orthopaedics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the premiere academic orthopaedic departments in the world, with over two dozen top sports medicine doctors and orthopaedic surgeons. The TASC Group has garnered national media coverage for the department’s doctors, establishing them as thought leaders in the media.

ICNA Relief is Muslim American charity that provides services and volunteers for disasters nationwide like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. TASC helped get media attention for their work.

The International March of the Living is an annual educational program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel in order to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. The TASC Group managed an international media campaign around the March, securing coverage in outlets across the globe.

ICD is one of the country’s oldest nonprofits that provide job counseling for the disabled. TASC helped mitigate and resolve a potential communications crisis issue.

ICNA is the country’s largest advocacy organization for Muslim Americans. They function as a civil rights group. TASC helped ICNA create a national media campaign to promote religious understanding and tolerance.

Jasmin Singer is a renowned animal rights, LGBT activist and vegan who wrote her first book. TASC garnered media coverage for her, supporting her national book tour.

Jasmine Rand is prominent civil rights lawyer who was part of the Trayvon Martin legal team. TASC placed her on national TV as a spokesperson for Trayvon Martin legal team and other civil rights issues.

Jeffrey Deskovic started his foundation after serving a 17-year sentence behind bars for a murder he did not commit. The foundation works on educating the public about criminal justice reform issues. TASC turned Deskovic into a national thought leader and spokesman in the media on these issues.

LifeSci Advisors is an investor relations consultancy focusing on the life sciences industry. The TASC Group has helped bring media attention their ongoing work on furthering gender diversity in the life sciences industry.

Life Project for Africa is an organization dedicated to raising funds for development projects in Africa. TASC generated media attention for their gala.

The Lower East Side Service Center is a homeless advocacy organization in New York City. TASC worked to generate media coverage for their programs and initiatives.

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The Maharishi Foundation USA is a Transcendental Meditation organization with 250 TM centers across the country. TASC helped to train their regional leaders on how to attract local grassroots media attention.

TASC worked with actor Matt Dillon to promote the work of Refugees International where Dillon sits on the board.

TASC worked with Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino on human trafficking issues and helped her present a speech on trafficking to the United Nations.

TASC was the Montclair Film Festival’s inaugural PR firm when it launched. TASC generated major media attention and helped them get the initial recognition they needed to grow. TASC is still on their board.

Montclair State University is a state funded university located in Northern New Jersey. TASC conducted and developed a crisis communications assessment and plan for the university and has worked with the media to manage and help mitigate crisis issues that have occurred.

NJAMF launched a memorial to the Japanese Americans who were unlawfully interned in camps during World War II. NJAMF also advocates for religious and ethnic tolerance across the country. TASC worked to promote and generate coverage for the memorial in Washington, DC and for a variety of civil rights and social justice issues that the foundation has worked on.

September is National Yoga Month, designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. The TASC Group organized a promotional event for National Yoga Month at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO, to educate the public on the benefits of yoga and promoted and secured media for the event.

TASC helped book major NBA sports celebrities and other stars for the New York State NAACP 100th anniversary convention.

New York Genome Center opened in 2014 to become the New York region’s largest genomic sequencing facility. TASC worked to turn their leadership and center into influential thought leaders on genomic science in the media.

NYLAG opened up the city’s first mobile law center design to provide free legal advice for low income New Yorkers in need. TASC generated citywide media attention for the launch of this initiative.

New York Live Arts is a dance and arts center founded by iconic award winning dancer and choreographer, Bill T. Jones. TASC helped launch NYLA news during the 2015-2016 seasons, promoted its Live Ideas Festival and created thought leadership media coverage for Jones.

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has trained hundreds of the world’s most renowned actors, filmmakers, playwrights, theater performers and artists of all genres. TASC manages media around the school’s annual fundraising gala.

NVP is an initiative launched by Audible, Rutgers Business School and the city of Newark to provide free high speed Wi-Fi access and to build technology accelerator labs for 100 tech start-ups in the city. TASC generated substantive media attention in national and regional outlets promoting the program and the city as a new tech hub for economic growth.

NJAPC is one of the country’s leading performing arts centers. TASC helped them launch a new monthly program and partnership with NPR’s Scott Simon called “Trending” that featured speakers such as Arianna Huffington and Joel Klein.

ORBIS International is a NGO dedicated to restoring blindness in the third world. ORBIS flies retro-fitted, wide-body commercial passenger jets around the world with eye surgeons on board to perform surgeries. TASC generated media coverage for their executive team and board chairman Richard Branson.

Parks & Crump Law Firm is a law firm that TASC helped promote as well as place Ben Crump, famous civil rights lawyer, on national cable and TV shows promoting the causes and cases he has worked on.

PSG is one of Washington, DC’s most influential government relations firms. TASC helped founder Lamell McMorris get media coverage for his thought leadership and extensive civil rights and business background.

PUTT is a coalition of independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners dedicated to exposing widespread abuse and manipulation by pharmacy benefit managers. TASC launched a brand new advocacy campaign made up of over 100 independent pharmacies in order to educate the public. Within three months of launching the campaign TASC generated national media attention for PUTT and positioned them as a national voice on these critical issues facing independent drug stores.

Pulitzer Center hires reporters to cover and write ground breaking, international stories. They then place these pieces in traditional media outlets that no longer have the resources to cover the stories. TASC helped package their reporters as thought leaders and placed the center’s work in the national media.

Purpose Foundation supports the work of All Out, a leading international LGBT rights organization.

Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation is a local grassroots educational program designed to inform the public about the health threat of contracting skin cancer. TASC helped Festa generate local media coverage.

Refugees International advocates for lifesaving protection and assistance for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. The TASC Group garnered national and international media coverage for RI and its various projects and posed RI board members Matt Dillon and Sam Waterston and RI leadership for commentary on disasters affecting refugees across the globe, galvanizing public opinion and influencing thought leaders in Washington, DC.

Rock the Post is a crowd sourcing company that TASC worked with to generate media stories on their unique business model and help position their co-founders as thought leaders.

Rush Communications is the parent company of Russell Simmons who has worked with TASC and TASC Founder for over two decades.

RushCard was founded by Russell Simmons and is one of the most significant prepaid debit card companies in the credit card space. TASC has worked to improve its brand and reputation among customers, advocacy leaders and members of the media.

Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons and TASC Founder have worked together on dozens of campaigns and initiatives for over two decades, most recently, representing Russell’s company, RushCard.

Sally Kohn is a liberal TV pundit whom TASC helped generate media attention for.

Sassona Norton is an internationally-acclaimed sculptor, best known for the largest 9/11 Memorial in the state of Pennsylvania. TASC has helped Sassona develop the messaging, marketing and communications materials for a project to build a memorial about Hurricane Sandy.

Since1910.com is an online retailer that used technology to sell diamonds to customers. TASC generated consumer related media and helped the company grow its customer base.

SmartPower is an innovative nonprofit organization that uses pioneering marketing techniques to help communities adopt clean energy. TASC promoted SmartPower’s work in the media across the country and helped its President, Brian Keane, become a thought leader on clean energy production in the media.

Smile Train Inc. is a prominent NGO that provides free cleft palate surgery for children in the third world. Recently, Smile Train performed its 1 millionth surgery in 15 years. TASC helped them generate local grassroots media coverage and helped the organization assess, evaluate and plan for a potential crisis story.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded in 1949 on the principle that the purpose of theater is to uplift humanity. The TASC Group’s work has focused on drawing attention to the Studio’s Outreach programming, including the Studio’s work bringing theater training to inmates at Rikers and other underserved populations.

The Eagle Academy for Young Men is a network of all-boys public schools located in New York City and Newark, NJ, dedicated to uplifting young men of color. The TASC Group has promoted individual schools in the network and the school’s model across the country and worked to elevate David Banks, CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, which runs the network of schools, as a thought leader on education and interventions for young men of color.

The F.A.C.E. of Childhood Hunger in a non-profit organization addressing childhood food insecurity in South Florida’s most underserved communities. The TASC Group helped F.A.C.E. craft its mission statement and messaging, bringing awareness to the organization’s grassroots efforts to fight hunger locally by feeding children where they live, learn and grow.

The Trayvon Martin Foundation was created in memory of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old young black man who was killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. TASC managed crisis communications and media relations for the Trayvon Martin Foundation and Trayvon’s family and their legal team throughout the duration of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Tricked is an award winning documentary on human trafficking produced by Jane Wells and her nonprofit organization, 3 Generations. TASC won a Big Apple Award for Best Public Service Campaign from the Public Relations Society of America for our work promoting and generating media coverage for the film and the issue.

The United Way of New York City is the oldest and largest United Way in the country. The UWNYC’s CEO and President Sheena Wright was their first female leader. UWNYC advocates on behalf of low income families in NYC. TASC has placed stories in the media on their work and has positioned Sheena as a major thought leader locally and nationally for issues that affect poor families.

The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a memorial in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. TASC was hired by Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons and the memorial to help manage a $5 million charity concert at Radio City Music Hall featuring artists such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Robin Thicke, Wyclef Jean, Kerry Washington, Garthe Brooks to name only a few. TASC managed the red carpet media, pre and post-media coverage and the fundraising operation.

The DCPS is one of the largest urban public school systems in the nation. TASC helped manage their reputation in the media and positioned the then Superintendent Cliff Janey as a national educational thought leader in the news.

Wilbur Smith is a world renowned international adventure writer who has sold over 29 million books. TASC helped launch his latest novel here in the U.S. and generated media coverage for his book tour.

World Business Lenders (WBL) is an alternative small business lending company headquartered in
Jersey City, NJ. TASC worked with WBL to build their company profile across media beats including finance, banking and fintech, as well as build the thought leadership profile of their founder and CEO, Doug Naidus.

Wrongful Conviction is a podcast hosted by Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Music, in which he interviews exonerated individuals who spent many years in prison for crimes they did not commit. TASC worked with Jason to garner coverage of the Wrongful Conviction podcast launch and to build Jason’s profile as a leading philanthropist, advocate and civilian expert on clemency, exoneration and the reintegration of wrongfully convicted individuals.