Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman
1035 Brad Phillips, a.k.a., Mr. Media Training (2011)
Oct 12, 2018 · 33 min
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If you’re going to come on this show and talk to Mr. Media, you probably couldn’t be hurt by spending a little time reading the blog of a guy who calls himself “Mr. Media Training.” We may sound alike in name, but Brad Phillips and I really serve two completely different purposes – and we’ve got the individually trademarked names to prove it. BRAD PHILLIPS podcast excerpt: "During the run of the presidential campaign, candidates are lucky to get three or four hours of sleep. As a result, they are more prone to gaffes... I expect we will see a major gaffe every two or three weeks."  While I quiz celebrities, pop culture stars and media newsmakers about their latest projects, hoping they’ll say something newsworthy, Phillips – as Mr. Media Training – has made a career out of teaching this same class of folks how to toe the line and avoid embarrassing faux pas. His business clients – and readers of his popular blog at – turn to him for guidance on how to stay out of public relations problems and keep the focus on their work. In recent months, the Mr. Media Training blog has attracted a growing readership thanks to Philiips observations and advice on everything from “12 Things 1980s Music Can Teach Public Speakers” to the “5 Tactics Reporters Use to Intimidate You.” He’s also been known to opine on troubled celebrities such as Charlie Sheen and politicians caught letting their really opinions loose when they didn’t know their microphones were still on. His job, basically, is to tell you had to talk to guys like me. My preference? You ignore him completely and let your real thoughts flow! Mr. Media Training • • •
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