Frank Gelman Joins Propheta Communications

Former COO of Rasky/Baerlein Group Joins Growing Agency

Online PR News – 24-January-2009 – – January 21, New York – Propheta Communications (, a full service PR and MarComm agency staffed by Inc500 executives, today announced that Frank Gelman, a twenty five year veteran of PR and related disciplines, joined the Propheta Comm team as Senior Consultant.

Gelman served as COO for The Rasky/Baerlein Group’s New York office for over seven years. Prior to working with Rasky Baerlein, Gelman founded his own agency: Frank Gelman Public Strategies. He was also a partner of David Kruter Associates, a promotion and public relations agency specializing in travel.

“Frank brings valuable experience and a roll-up-our-sleeves approach to PR,” said Propheta Communications president & founder, Kevin Mercuri. “Frank’s knowledge, network and learned advice will be valuable assets to our continued growth.”

The Propheta Comm mission is to provide an aggressive hands-on culture for clients seeking to build their brands, maintain their reputations and raise awareness. Gelman will assume a significant role with the agency as they continue their strategy of slow and steady growth during the present recession.

For over twenty-five years, Gelman has been a public relations, marketing communications and promotions specialist. His work includes noteworthy campaigns for media and tech clients, consumer products, and service industries.

Gelman was an advisory board member of the Women's Sports Foundation for over ten years and a trustee and board secretary of the Arthur Ashe Athletic Association. He has served as on the Board of Overseers at his alma mater Emerson College in Boston and is presently the Vice President of the New York Emerson Alumni Club. He was a member of the executive committee of the Brooklyn Sports Foundation, former treasurer of the New York board for the "Race for the Cure" and is on the board of directors of Greater Community Through Legal Lives.


About Propheta Communications
New York-based, Propheta Communications ( specializes in the development and execution of customized PR plans that track back to clients’ business objectives. Using all available means, the Propheta Comm team leverages traditional media and Web 2.0 technologies to engineer positive constructive exposure in the news media that maintains client brands, enhances sales and generates long-term returns on PR investments. Propheta Comm executives hold over thirty years’ experience in PR and related disciplines. For more information, visit