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Marc Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, consultant, lecturer, and TV personality.
You may recognize Marc from many places: in the "Gear Guide" video that runs before Cineplex movies, on TV stations such as CTV or CNN, or maybe on the radio, with his famous "Tech Talk with Marc Saltzman" vignettes.
By sharing his own unique story, Marc enjoys speaking to the youth of today about finding their passions, how to succeed in business right out of school and how doing something you truly love to do is the way to prosper. His encouraging story is a true testament of these insights in his current position as a freelance journalist, author and broadcast specialist.
Quite familiar with the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Marc is also well-versed on developing game patents, protecting your invention, and working as a developer. He is also familiar with the philanthropic world. Marc gives back by sitting on the board of Kids, Cops and Computers (kidscopscomputers.org), a Toronto-based charity that provides Internet-connected computers and accessories to students in financially-challenged neighborhoods – along with an “e-buddy” (police officer) to correspond with.
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Marc currently contributes to more than 40 prominent media publications in addition to his syndicated column with Gannett, the USA’s largest newspaper group. He was one of the first journalists in the world to break open the MP3 phenomenon in late 1997 on CNN.com. He correctly predicted this controversial audio file format would revolutionize the recording industry.
In June 2006, Marc Saltzman was invited to join celebrities such as Donald Trump, Al Gore and Stephen Hawking to answer a question for the “Ask The Planet” promotion sponsored by Yahoo! Answers. Marc was tapped as a leading consumer technology expert. He has published over 15 books with Pearson Education and McGraw-Hill/Osborne. Marc has also written video game manuals for Quake II and Sin, writing fiction for the games, as well as contributing names for many of the weapons and creatures.
Marc writes and hosts “Gear Guide,” a technology-focused video that runs nationally across Canada at Cineplex Entertainment movie theaters, IMAX theatres and various sister chains. Running about five minutes before the feature film begins, this 1-minute clip airs daily on more than 1,650 theater screens, 6 times a day per screen, resulting in approximately 6.5 to 7 million “captive” impressions per month.
In May of 2001, Marc became a frequent technology expert at CNN, the Cable News Network. Over the years, he has discussed a wide variety of tech trends, news and reviews live on-camera. He is also a frequent guest on CTV’s Canada AM morning show and CP24 in Canada. He has also made appearances on NBC’s “Today Show,” “CBS Early Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “Entertainment Tonight” and QVC’s "Saturday Q”.
Marc also writes and hosts two “Tech Talk” radio shows. “Tech Talk with Marc Saltzman,” is a nationally syndicated radio vignette (60-second interstitial) that airs daily Monday to Friday, on 30+ AM and FM radio stations across Canada, the U.S., the U.S. Armed Forces Network and on XM Satellite Radio’s NHL Centre Ice channel (roughly 2 million listeners daily). Marc also hosts a 1-hour “Tech Talk” radio show on CJAD in Montreal (Astral).
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Get a mentoring session with Marc on successful journalism in the 21st century
If you're thinking about a career in journalism or media, make sure to have a chat with Marc first. Marc enjoys speaking to the youth of today about finding their passions, how to succeed in business right out of school and how doing something you truly love to do is the way to prosper.
Write a video game or gadget review with Marc
As someone who reviews video games and gadgets for a living, and makes a great living at it, Marc enjoys talking to kids (or kids at heart) about following your passion and doing something you love as an occupation. If you have a game or gadget that you've recently fell in love with, work with Marc in this one-hour session to hammer out an article. If it's good enough, Marc might even share it through his social media networks!