Agent: Janna Holland
PO BOX 531
Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Home page: www.burrellholdings.com
Rodney Burrell is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Burrell Media Group (BMG), a magazine and book publishing firm based in Pittsburgh, PA with satellite offices in Tampa, Florida. BMG was founded in 2004 and currently publishes nine magazines ranging from the automotive to fashion industries.
Burrell is a 14-year veteran in the publishing industry, and has spoken at Duquesne, Point Park, USF, and Grove City College.
His expertise is paramount in creating substantial and relevant magazines within a very complex and unforgiving publishing culture.
Burrell has performed every job imaginable in the magazine business. Sales, Management, Editing, Writing, Fulfillment, Circulation, Distribution, Marketing, Public relations, Design, Photography, Creative Direction, and Talent Scouting are just some of his duties over the past 14 years.
Burrell has consulted several publishers on best practices and helped countless new publishers achieve their dreams of owning and running a legitimate magazine.
Publishers like DuPont Registry have utilized Burrell’s knack for navigating the publishing industry to implement sound techniques to increase editorial content, subscribers, and advertising revenue.
Burrell’s magazine proficiency has landed him in front of Billionaire investor, Carl Icahn, Hearst Magazines, The NFL, IRL (Indy Lights Series ), Michael Jordan Motorsports, Girard Perregaux, TapouT, LPGA, PGA, NASCAR, Moto GP, Formula 1, AMA, Ford, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maseratti, Spyker. Gulfstream, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Honda.
Burrell attended school abroad to obtain his degree in creative writing and is currently working on his first book. He possesses a race license and is a go-to automotive and motorcycle tester for manufacturers around the world.
He also serves as a guest instructor for track days at Nelson Ledges in Warren, Ohio. Burrell considers himself a publishing purist, and believes that print is not a dying form of media, it’s just in a transition phase while things level out with digital mediums.
Interests: Writing, Editing, Public Relations, New Business Ventures, Art, Travel
Published writer: Yes