Russell Reich

Russell Reich

Chief Strategy Officer at MC²
Greater New York City Area, United States

About me

Webmaster magazine called Russell Reich “[one of] the people who could see far enough into the future to create it.”

Russell is an award-winning experiential marketing leader based in the United States whose work often stands at the intersection of ideas, technology, and design. His credits range from developing the first-ever prescription drug website to designing disease simulators that give doctors an experience of illness from the patient’s point of view. For example, the HeartFX Pod, created for AstraZeneca, won the Horizon Interactive Award and was profiled in the science section of Apple Inc.’s web site.

Russell now leads the creative growth strategy with a team of 30 designers for a leading experiential marketing firm whose clients include Samsung, Canon, Bell Labs, Nike, AT&T, Honda, Bloomberg and Toyota.

Russell is also the publisher and co-author of all the books in the acclaimed "Notes On" series. He received Book of the Year honors from Foreword magazine and an Independent Publisher Award for "Notes on Directing," a #1 best seller endorsed by Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Tom Stoppard, Sir Richard Eyre and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Edward Albee. Management expert Robert Sutton, writing for the Harvard Business Review, called it "One of my favorite books on the nitty-gritty of what wise bosses do." And it was named by the authors of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time" as one of the three best books on leadership.

Russell's second book, "Notes on Cooking," is endorsed by Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud, and five-time James Beard Award winner, James Peterson. The New York Times named it among "The Best of the Year." His 3rd and 4th fourth books (co-authored), "Notes on Teaching" and "128 Reflections," appeared in 2011.

Russell served as a Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University and holds degrees from Colgate and Columbia Universities.


Chief Strategy Officer
United States
April 2012 - Present (6 years 8 months)
Place : Chestnut Ridge, NY
Lead the corporate creative growth strategy for this brand experience management firm whose clients include Bloomberg, Samsung, Canon, and Toyota.
Publisher, Creative Director, Writer
RCR Creative Press
United States
1995 - 2012 (17 years)
Creative Director and Writer from 1995 to 2012, I generated communications strategies for major corporations and organizations and executed tactics ranging from speech writing to video scripting, digital development, print design and exhibit experiences.
Then I moved to a Publisher role until 2012 where I was Micro publisher of the "Notes on..." series of books, including the triple award-winning and #1 best seller "Notes on Directing," as well as "Notes on Cooking," and "Notes on Teaching."
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M.F.A - Directing

BA in English

Charles A. Dana Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, University Theater, Student Judicial Board

Trade Organizations

Association of Briefing Program Managers

Supplier member
September 2017 - Present (1 year 3 months)

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