Legendary PR man to start his own communications firm
And his first client is Comcast Spectacor. The company’s longtime VP, Public Relations, is creating Ike Richman Communications to assist professional sports teams and owners, arenas and stadiums, concert promoters and family shows with his expertise in generating exciting PR content that makes an impact.
Richman specializes in publicizing live local, regional, national and international sports, concerts and entertainment events, including the World Cup of Hockey, the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals and Entry Draft, two NHL Winter Classics, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Olympic Trials), the U.S. Gymnastics Championships (Olympic Trials), the American Hockey League All-Star Game, the SuperBowl, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball, the NCAA Wrestling Championships, the NCAA Frozen Four, the NBA Finals and All-Star Weekend, the X Games, professional ice hockey, professional basketball, indoor lacrosse, and World Team Tennis.
Richman has also successfully publicized 12 ground breaking ceremonies for arenas and stadiums, 15 ribbon cutting events at arenas and stadiums, name changes to the arenas and the Spectacor merger with Comcast.
As a publicist, Richman creates, implements and executes publicity events, press conferences, photo opportunities, and media tours for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters, Sesame Street Live, WWE, and more than 700 concerts. He has successfully orchestrated press conferences for some of the top live music acts in the world, including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, and Metallica.
He handled all communications for the late Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider prior to his passing in 2016.
He also led all communications on the closing of the Spectrum, the late home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, which included building a website, a documentary and publishing a book to commemorate the arena’s history.
He is named in memory of his grandfather, Ike Richman, who founded the Philadelphia 76ers after relocating the Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia in 1963.