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Speaker Spotlight: Anthony Sullivan

This Speaker Spotlight profiles Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, who will be the keynote speaker at PRSA Tampa Bay’s third annual PRestige Awards ceremony, on Oct. 20. Best-known as the spokesman for OxiClean, Anthony is the pitchman of choice for dozens of innovative consumer products, including the X5 5-in-1 Steamer, the Sticky Buddy and Smart Mop. He has written his first book, You Get What You Pitch For, which is being published in September. 

1. First news outlet you access in the morning?

The Wall Street Journal and the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM.

2. First job?

Sweeping floors!

3. Most important career mentor, and why?

Early in my life, it would absolutely have been my father. As I grew into an adult and began establishing my career, it would have been the godfather of TV, A.J. Khubani.

4. Most rewarding career accomplishment?

I have two. The first would be ringing the bell at the Stock Exchange for OxiClean, and second would be appearing as a guest on the Tonight Show.

5. Pitching advice to new public relations professionals?

It’s all in my book, You Get What You Pitch For. It will be out in Sept. 12 and is available for pre-sale on Amazon until then.

6. Favorite movie?

True Romance and Goodfellas.

7. Favorite vacation?

New Zealand.

8. Any three dinner guests?

This is a tough one! The most entertaining mix at the table would be Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly. If Donald and Hillary were no-shows, then Lindsey Vonn and Stacy Peralta.

 

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