As founder of Kurnit Communications, KidShop and PSInsights, Paul is dedicated to delivering customized solutions across a range of marketing disciplines for companies seeking dramatic new initiatives to drive their businesses. He is clinical professor of marketing at Pace University, where he teaches marketing and advertising and serves as university advisor for NSAC (National Student Advertising Competition) sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). He is also an instructor for the ANA and has delivered keynote talks, seminars, training and workshops for over 100 companies on Integrated Marketing Communication, Customer Centricity, Marketing Matters, Brand Management and his proprietary Marketing Plan in a Day®. He designs and leads the annual AEFSymposium at ANA’s Masters of Marketing conference.
Paul is a frequent speaker and writer for television, radio and print media (NBC/The Today Show, ABC, CBS News, CNN, Fox, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Barron’s, Ad Age, AdWeek, BrandWeek, Entrepreneur and more). He has shared his expertise in consulting work for Bayer, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Disney, General Mills, Hasbro, Mattel, McDonald’s, Nickelodeon, Pepsi, Polaroid, Scholastic, Sony, Universal Studios and many other blue chip and start up companies.
Paul is on the boards and advisory boards of several industry organizations including The Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) and its Academic Review Board, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau and the Young Consumers: The International Journal of Advertising and Marketing to Children.
Paul lives in Cortlandt Manor, NY with his wife, Susan. His daughter, Ara and son Jesse have followed in dad’s footsteps, both as graduates of the University of Wisconsin and in marketing and advertising careers. When Paul isn’t writing or speaking, consulting, teaching or shaping business initiatives, he’s walking or hiking, gardening and landscaping, traveling and photographing, listening to and recording music, watching television or at the movies…and, always thinking about and processing new marketing and cultural trends and their implications and applications.