All American Entertainment (AAE) is a full-service talent booking agency, specifically focused on the needs of event professionals looking to book keynote speakers and corporate entertainment for their events. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class talent booking experience from start to finish. We connect audiences with innovative minds and powerful messages, regardless of the industry. Our team thrives on keeping up with the latest trends and forward thinkers in order to identify and book the best keynote speakers for every client and every specific event. We love what we do, and we are passionate about helping our clients create the most successful event time and time again.
The idea for the company that would later become All American Entertainment was hatched in 2002. Our founder, Greg Friedlander, was working as a sports agent in New York City, a position in which he dealt with top speakers bureaus, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. He quickly realized there was a power disparity between agents and organizations wanting to work with high profile talent. Deals tended to be one-sided and significantly in favor of the talent.
Recognizing this gap in the market and rejecting the inevitable conflict of interest when a company tries to represent both the talent buyer and the talent themselves, Greg decided to start a booking agency that exclusively focused on representing the interests of talent buyers.
Thanks to 15+ years of exponential growth, All American Entertainment is one of the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world today. We exclusively represent the interests of event professionals and meeting planners to identify and secure high-profile speakers, celebrities, and entertainers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, and endorsements.
We have had the privilege of representing more than half of the Fortune 500, over 300 Universities, and numerous top associations, meeting planners and non-profits, resulting in 5,000+ bookings in more than 60 countries and all 50 states. Thanks to our success, AAE has grown to employ an amazing team of 30 dedicated professionals. Meet Our Team >>
All American Entertainment is changing the game for how event professionals book speakers. Instead of exclusively representing talent, we focus on the different needs of our clients and offer unbiased recommendations for the best possible keynote speakers, celebrities, and entertainers. Thanks to this unique approach, our clients have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity regardless of their speaking agency or exclusive bureau affiliation.
At all times, clients can be assured that we have no conflicts of interest and no motivation other than to build long-term relationships by providing excellent customer service and acting as an advocate and partner throughout the entire booking process. Our team is always working hard to improve themselves in order to provide our clients with the best possible service and ensure the success of their events. To that end, we are proud to share that several of us have become PCMA certified Digital Event Strategists as our industry pivoted to virtual and online events. This certification recognizes our booking agents as experts in digital, virtual, and live-stream events. From navigating technology platforms to finding the best virtual speakers, AAE is one of the leading speakers bureaus booking hybrid and virtual events. Read more >>
We partner with our clients to find the best speaker for each specific event, taking into account event type, theme, budget and location. Our #1 goal is to make event planners’ job easier, more efficient and more enjoyable. To achieve this, we provide access to the world’s largest database of speakers, plus tools and hands-on support throughout every stage of the booking process.
Our approach to booking speakers is driven by an unwavering dedication to event planners. We help our clients select, book, and execute events with speakers and entertainment that will leave a lasting impact on their audiences. An effort that is reflected in the fact that 96% of our clients would recommend us to others. View Client & Speaker Testimonials >>
All American Entertainment is regularly receiving national and regional recognition for our growth as a top speakers bureau, and for our highly regarded workplace culture. We are excited to rank on the Inc. 5000 of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, and proud to be recognized by both Inc. Magazine and Triangle Business Journal as one of the Best Places To Work.
Take a look at some of our most recent awards and accolades. Read more >>