Stu Zakim

Member Since 2021

Stu Zakim


Bridge Strategic Communications LLC

New York City Area

Stu Zakim is a Strategic Communications professional with senior level experience in the entertainment, media and cannabis sectors. He has a strong background and proven track record in brand repositioning, integrated marketing programs, product launches, strategic media relations, development and implementation of corporate communications programs and crisis communications He has worked for some of the best known brands in film, magazines and television. Zakim has provided counsel to a variety of iconic media leaders including Jann Wenner, Bonnie Fuller, Christie Hefner, David Pecker and their publications - Rolling Stone, Playboy, Us Weekly, Shape and Star magazine among others. He has also worked as an executive at Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures and Showtime Networks. He is also a frequent contributor to CNN and MSNBC on media issues. Zakim has been in the Cannabis space since 2013 as both a PR professional and advocate representing clients like The Happy Munkey, CryoCure and The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and writes regularly on Cannabis issues for Rolling Stone and other outlets. He launched Bridge Strategic Communications in 2009. Zakim, a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication, is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He was recognized by his peers as one of Top 100 people in the cable industry and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Publicity Club of New York. His work on behalf of client Happy Munkey won 2 Clio's for 2021.


  • Media Relations
  • Publicity
  • Digital Media


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July 13th, 2022

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June 14th, 2022

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Bridge Strategic Communications LLC

Bridge Strategic Communications works with clients to raise, expand or reposition their profile to its various constituencies through integrated public relations programs. Clients include start-up and established properties in the media, entertainment and Cannabis industries. Recent accounts have included Fast Company's Innovation Festival, The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), Dr. Mary Clifton, Digital Trends and TerrAscend Corp, The Happy Munkey, LIM College and CryoCure.


  • Cannabis, Media Relations, Strategic Communications
  • Media and Entertainment