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Bedford's John Bernbach Named Ai Media Group Chairman

John Bernbach has been named Chairman of the Board at Ai Media Group.
John Bernbach has been named Chairman of the Board at Ai Media Group. Photo Credit: Blackstone

Daily Voice Director John Bernbach of Bedford has been named Chairman of the Board at Ai Media Group, a full-service digital media, and technology company

Bernbach serves as an advisor to Blackstone, whose CEO Stephen Schwarzman currently serves as President Donald Trump’s economic advisor. The move comes three months after Blackstone announced a minority investment in the company.

As chairman, Bernbach will work on developing growth strategies and creating new service offerings for the media and technology business.

"We are thrilled that John Bernbach has joined the board of Ai Media Group," said Viral Patel, managing director, Tactical Opportunities at Blackstone. "John has been at the forefront of media and communications innovation throughout his entire career and we trust him to bring his invaluable experience and judgment to support the growth of Ai Media Group."

Bernbach is CEO of The Bernbach Group, a business consulting firm. Prior to July 2015, he served as vice chairman of Engine, a privately-owned marketing company, which he joined in 2010. He was also a co-founder of NTM (Not Traditional Media) Inc., a marketing and media advisory firm.

A 45-year veteran of the ad industry,  Bernbach spent more than two decades at Doyle Dane Bernbach, the agency launched by his father in 1949.

"Ai Media Group really caught my eye for what they are doing with accountability and attribution in a time when those things are so important," said Bernbach. "They have a tremendous future and I'm thrilled to play a part in their growth."

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