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Dr. J. Travis is a veteran of the communications industry with a 30-year career in media, marketing, advertising, and public relations. In 2019 he completed his Ph.D. at the City University of Hong Kong focused on the role of "Play" in marketing communications. In 2012, he completed his Master’s of Science at Columbia University in Strategic Communications. 

Travis' media career began as a journalist for a local newspaper (The Middlesex News) in Massachusetts before transitioning into radio promotions industry in college.

In New York City he worked with many popular entertainers in the film, television & music industries while bridging the gap between entertainment marketing and corporate publicity. 

Travis joined the New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) in 2002 as the Vice President of Communications; repositioning this 30-year-old company as a vibrant and significant health club in the saturated NYC market. His advertising work earned a Silver Davey Award.

Dr. Travis enjoys bridging the gap between media practice and communications academic study. He has also been a featured speaker at New York University, Columbia University, the National Communications Association (NCA)  as well as the International Communications Association (ICA).

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