Chief Creative Officer
Jon Chattman has jokingly told Tom Cruise to stop hitting on his wife, enjoyed a Reuben sandwich with Randy “Macho Man” Savage, and somehow ignited Snoop Dogg to sing Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” He’s also asked Meryl Streep what she would do in the event of a zombie apocalypse, and she laughingly told him he stumped her. These are just some highlights in this writer/published author, marketing expert, online entertainment host, talent buyer, blogger, and man of many hats’ career. Primarily, Chattman has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications with a focus on social media management, website (CMS) updates and creation, fundraising campaigns, public relations, SEO, and content creation.
Chattman has authored many pop culture, sports and wrestling-centric books including Time Heels (Pitch Publishing, 2014), How the Red Sox Explain New England (Triumph Books, 2013), Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story (Triumph, 2012), A Battle Royal in the Sky (Pitch Publishing, 2012), I Love the Red Sox, I Hate the Yankees (Triumph, 2011), and Sweet Stache (Adams Media, 2009.) His next book, Moving Foreword, will be released by BenBella Books in April 2019. He’s appeared on/in various publications and outlets supporting his projects including the Opie & Anthony Show, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and was mentioned on The Howard Stern Show.
Chattman has covered various red carpets – from The Oscars to the Indie Spirit to The Tonys and he’s interviewed an eclectic mix of celebrities that include Courtney Love, Alice Cooper, Javier Bardem, Aaron Sorkin, Hulk Hogan, Snoop Dogg, and Tracy Morgan. In August 2011, he launched an online music/entertainment series A-Sides which featured musicians performing a song or two and taking part in an informal conversation afterwards. It debuted on thesisasides.com and has appeared on the Huffington Post, Inked Magazine, and USAtoday.com. Rising musicians and established acts who have appeared on the series include Gary Clark, Jr., Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Joe Perry, Air Supply, Letters to Cleo, The Front Bottoms, Elle King, Wyclef Jean and Jimmy Eat World.
Chattman has written for many outlets throughout the years including the New York Post, Wizard, Flypaper, and TV Guide. He also writes band and music act bios for press purposes and websites. He formerly owned and operated thecheappop.com, a pop culture humor and interview site. In addition to his writing experience, Chattman promotes live music events in and around Westchester County, NY – many of which are at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY. On two occasions, he held Pop Goes the Culture, a zany Westchester-based variety and awards show honoring all walks of pop life from The Magic Garden to Gary Gnu to Andrew W.K. He stopped because no one really attended other than friends, family and a few glorious weirdos who “got it.”
Chattman was selected as one of the “Rising Stars – Westchester’s Forty Under Forty” by The Business Council of Westchester in 2011. He is currently chief creative officer at Moving Forward Consulting, a small social media and marking firm. He resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife Alison and three young children. His hobbies include binge watching Netflix shows, Stars Wars, the beach, listening to Bon Iver and pre-“Everything Now” Arcade Fire, and is trying desperately to sever his phone from his hand. Send help.