John Buckman is an accomplished international marketing and communications consultant, having worked with clients in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. He now serves as a Senior Consultant for C4CS®.
His clients, both emerging and large established companies, have been drawn from the information and publishing industries, life sciences and healthcare technology, financial services, manufacturing, and environmental remediation, among others.
Buckman offers a demonstrated expertise in crafting initiatives that help clients achieve strategic marketing and communications goals. His work has included managing PR/external and internal communications programs, developing campaigns for corporate realignments and product launches, and much more. He also works with clients to develop content for online and social media outreach and supports senior executives with speech writing and investor and employee communications.
Additionally, Buckman works on urgent client crisis management challenges, and to develop and execute ongoing communications initiatives. His work empowers clients to bolster and protect branding efforts. Succeed in new markets. Earn and sustain leadership in their industries. Enhance stakeholder loyalty. And tell their stories with clarity and impact.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Buckman worked in New York City as director of marketing for PR Newswire, a news release distribution service, and as a managing editor for the American Express Company. Previously, Buckman was a journalist and freelance writer. He contributed to Time Magazine from Washington DC, London and Johannesburg. He produced and wrote special sections (“advertorials”) for Fortune, Forbes, BusinessWeek and other publications.
For many years, Buckman wrote a column for the U.K.’s Investor Relations magazine, focusing on technology and financial markets. He also was a columnist for Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine, profiling CEOs, for which he won a Golden Quill Award. Earlier in his career, Buckman was a business reporter for The Financial Mail in Johannesburg.
Buckman was educated at The George Washington University and The London School of Economics and Political Science. He and his wife live in Pittsburgh, PA. Their adult children live in Montreal, New York and Washington, D.C.