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Al Getler

Hi, I am Al Getler. I am a Media Publisher as well as a speaker and Entertainer.


Former Media Publisher of  The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News. The Newburyport Daily News, The Gloucester Daily Times, The Andover Townsman, The Derry News, The Haverhill Gazette, The Andovers Magazine, Cape Ann Magazine and MVB Business Magazine,  Al Getler has been a part of the Boston media scene since 2004. Previously, he was with Community Newspaper Company in Massachusetts under Herald Media's ownership. From 1995 until 2003, Getler was publisher of The Advocate in Newark, Ohio, as well as three weekly newspapers and vice president of marketing and circulation for the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio, a Gannett Group. He began his career in New Jersey at North Jersey Media Group/The Record and at The Press of Atlantic City.

Getler is the founder and past president of the Newark Midland Theatre Association where he oversaw the rebirth of an $8.5 million renovated theater and built a $3.5 million endowment for the 1928 circa theater. In 2003 he received the Rotary International BRAVO award for his humanitarian efforts. He has served as a Rotary Club president in Andover, MA.

In addition to his media career, Getler speaks on leadership, customer service and digtial branding. More information can be found at www.algetler.com.

Al Getler's Background

Al Getler's Experience

President and CEO at Ellie on Wheels Media, LLC

Present | North of Boston in Windham NH

We are a full service media and consulting company offering services to start-ups, companies and corporations. Ellie on Wheels Media is named after president and CEO Al Getler’s special Chihuahua, Ellie. Ellie and her litter mates were born without front legs. Despite this, there is nothing Ellie can’t tackle. She runs with the big dogs (she has a brother and a sister, both bog) and tackles any challenge or opportunity that comes her way. Just like the real Ellie, Ellie on Wheels Media, LLC will tackle whatever challenge your company is facing. Business Strategy - Business Planning - Strategic Plans - Strategic Marketing Campaigns - Branding and Brand Messaging - Social Media Strategy - Inbound Marketing Structures - Content Creation - Content Marketing - Blog Strategies Media Company Support including newspapers, magazines, TV and Radio Stations - Digital Telesales (your website inventory) - Digital Sales Training - Magazine Creation, Design and Publishing - Specialized Book Publishing - Commercial Print – Newspaper Media Relations - Public Relations - Disaster Media Relations Strategy - Media Relations Public Speaking and Presentation Skills - C-Suite Speaker Training - Using PowerPoint and Keynote - Mutli-Media Presentation Assistance Workshops, Training an Keynotes Ask for information on presenting Workshops, One on One Training or Keynote speeches on the above topics Lead or be Led – WebTV for Leaders Lead or be Led Logo Ellie on Wheels Media, LLC and Gallo Productions present a need type of information show for leaders. See www.LeadorbeLed.com to begin watching shows now.

Comedian/Ventriloquist at Al Getler

January 1979

Al has performed at theaters, casinos, comedy clubs and colleges across the USA. He has been seen on TV and also been the featured speaker/performer at many of the country’s FORTUNE 500 companies’ meetings and business celebrations. He is very comfortable in this environment having achieved the level of Vice President in his own business career. “With a background as a corporate executive many of the organizations that book my act know I understand the boundaries of good taste,” says Getler, “They know they will not be embarrassed in front of their friends, families, colleagues, and bosses.” With a background in marketing, Getler knows also how to include a message when the client requests it. He can incorporate sales motivation, safety and alike in his performances. Employees, colleagues and business partners will come away entertained and informed. Getler is known best for his ability to include audience member information in the heart of his performance. He has crafted this talent over many years and knows how to poke fun at even the most sensitive of people while leaving them in stitches. “I love to see people laugh. But, I especially love to see people laugh at themselves along with the rest of the audience.” Getler thinks ventriloquism holds a very unique place in the entertainment field. “I am used to seeing people look a bit confused when I am introduced as a ventriloquist. Then I transform them into believers in the first three minutes of the show. Once that happens, they fasten their seat belts and enjoy themselves.”

Speaker at Al Getler

January 1999

Al speaks on various leadership, customer service and marketing topics. One of the executives on Al's team writes: "Al also has a phrase that is repeated by all employees at the his newspapers, magazines and neighboring weekly publications: "Be nimble.” At first employees didn't fully understand the concept, but now it is integrated into all day-to-day interactions with customers and fellow employees. No longer is it acceptable to say, "I'm sorry, that's against our policy." Instead, employees instinctively say, "Yes, I believe we can do that." Or if the request really is impossible, the employees know that instead of saying "No, we can't do that,” they offer reasonable and often better alternatives. And when one department puts up a roadblock to another department, they say "Hey, you're not being nimble," and it opens people's eyes to the problem. It's a culture of adapting to change and improved customer service that Al has fostered since his arrival."

Media Publisher at North of Boston Media Group

March 2007 - March 2013 | North Andover, MA

Leader of a state of the art media company including award winning printed newspapers and magazines and award winning websites with millions of page-views and visitors. In addition, he oversaw the launch of a mobile app with over 30,000 downloads.

President at Rotary International

1997

The Andover, MA Rotary Club is on the move adding 10 new members recently. A hugely successful Under 40 event and Comedy Night this fall have the club growing and serving.

Director at Vent Haven Museum

1989

Vice President, Community Newspapers Company at Boston Herald

October 2004 - August 2006

Discussion leader at American Press Institute

1998 - 2004

Newspaper Network of Central Ohio at Times-Recorder/Tribune

1995 - 2004

Publisher and Group Vice President at Gannett

August 1995 - December 2003

Al Getler's Education

The Ohio State University - The Max M. Fisher College of Business

2001 – 2002

Certificate of MBA Studies


William Paterson University of New Jersey

1979 – 1984

Al Getler's Interests & Activities

Inbound marketing, Blogging,WordPress,Outdoors, Dogs, writing, reading, Abraham Lincoln history, Animation (Batman, Superman), the beach

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