Patrick Pharris

Founder & CEO at Pharris Media, Inc.
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Patrick Pharris has been involved in nearly all facets of the marketing industry for more than 30 years. He has founded six PR and marketing agencies, sold more than $100-million worth of sponsorships, and implemented media relations campaigns that have generated billions media impressions and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales for a wide range of B2C and B2B companies.

His career started at FCB Advertising (Foote, Cone & Belding) working on the Levi's, Dole, and Alaska Tourism accounts. He was Vice Chairman of the San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Association Marketing Task Force and Marketing Director of Pier 39 in San Francisco.

He served as the Director of Publicity and Promotions for the Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau where he was instrumental in the formation of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the recruitment of the Miss California USA Pageant, and the California leg of the former Soviet Union’s “Perestroika” tour.