Donald F Bates
Marketing and Public Relations
Well-known marketing and public relations executive, writer, teacher and consultant, Bates has worked for national and global corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consultancies, including ATT, IBM, Planned Parenthood and Sumner Rider. He conducts writing workshops worldwide. He has taught in China, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland, Peru, and Spain. At NYU, he teaches graduate courses in PR writing, communication ethics and law, and consultancy management. He is a senior advisor on PR agency management and M&A with Gould Partners. He owned and operated The Bates Company, a New York City/Washington-based PR firm, which he sold after 12 years in business. He is an Accredited member and elected Fellow of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and its DC and NYC chapters, and an honorary trustee of the Institute for Public Relations, which he helped to establish as the U.S. research center for the PR industry. He publishes regularly in in PR and marketing publications.