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Michael Maslansky is one of corporate America's leading communications and research strategists. As CEO of maslansky luntz + partners, he advises Fortune 500 corporations, industry associations, major litigation practices and non-profit organizations on what to say, how to say it and, most importantly, why it matters.
How CEOs, companies, and entire industries communicate - whether during crises, in advertising and public relations campaigns, or with investors, Congress or the American people - often means the difference between success and failure. Clients from Pfizer to Bank of America to Microsoft to Starbucks turn to Michael to understand the public mood, challenge conventional wisdom and transform not just what they say to key audiences - but how they say it.
Michael shares with clients his in-depth understanding of hot-button issues in banking and financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, corporate social responsibility and non-profits, technology and consumer products, and litigation and politics. Over the years, he has helped Fortune 500 companies position and differentiate their brands and products during good times, and protect their reputations during crisis. He has worked with industries to reframe the national debate over issues including Medicare, climate change, digital movie and music piracy, and, most recently, lead in Chinese imports. And he has worked with a range of companies on corporate social responsibility efforts relating to the environment, public health, and labor standards.
Michael's strategic analysis builds on insights from his unique combination of expertise: battle-tested communications experience combined with a deep understanding of public opinion. He has conducted hundreds of research projects in over 20 countries using his firm's trademarked polling and focus group methodology, lauded by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, "60 Minutes," "Nightline," and PBS's "Frontline," among others.
Additional clients that have sought Michael's counsel include FedEx, Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble, UBS and The Walt Disney Company. He has also worked with a wide range of industry associations including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer's Association, the Personal Care Products Council, the Direct Marketing Association, and the New Orleans tourism industry.
Prior to being named President of ml+p, Michael founded MarketResearch.com, a leading market intelligence company where he served as president and remains on the Board. Previously, he led a distinguished career as a corporate attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Michael is a graduate of Columbia University Law School and the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.