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Tom Freston

Principal, Firefly3; Former CEO, Viacom Inc.

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 Tom Freston Biography

Tom Freston was one of MTV's founding executives and until recently served as CEO of Viacom. Freston is responsible for the generation-defining ad campaign "I Want My MTV." In 1987 he became the CEO of MTV Networks, using his position to advance the networks' position in new markets, as well as launching several ancillary product lines and tie-ins, including "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Real World," "Beavis and Butthead," "South Park" and "SpongeBob Square Pants." From 2004, Freston led Viacom, overseeing all cable network properties (MTV Networks and Showtime Networks), the motion picture businesses of Paramount Pictures, and the publishing operations of Simon & Schuster. He resigned in September 2006. He is a Senior Advisor to The Raine Group, a boutique merchant bank and is a board member at Imagine Entertainment, Vice Media, and Moby Group, a Dubai-based media company. Freston was educated at New York University and is currently on the Board of Trustees for Emerson College in Boston. Ideas recorded on: 11/5/07

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Tom Freston

Principal, Firefly3; Former CEO, Viacom Inc.

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Tom Freston Biography

Tom Freston was one of MTV's founding executives and until recently served as CEO of Viacom. Freston is responsible for the generation-defining ad campaign "I Want My MTV." In 1987 he became the CEO of MTV Networks, using his position to advance the networks' position in new markets, as well as launching several ancillary product lines and tie-ins, including "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Real World," "Beavis and Butthead," "South Park" and "SpongeBob Square Pants." From 2004, Freston led Viacom, overseeing all cable network properties (MTV Networks and Showtime Networks), the motion picture businesses of Paramount Pictures, and the publishing operations of Simon & Schuster. He resigned in September 2006. He is a Senior Advisor to The Raine Group, a boutique merchant bank and is a board member at Imagine Entertainment, Vice Media, and Moby Group, a Dubai-based media company. Freston was educated at New York University and is currently on the Board of Trustees for Emerson College in Boston. Ideas recorded on: 11/5/07

Tom Freston Videos

  • Tom Freston: What is your outlook?
  • Tom Freston: Great Books
  • Tom Freston: A New Chapter

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  • How to book Tom Freston?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tom Freston for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tom Freston, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tom Freston or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tom Freston?

    Booking fees for Tom Freston, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tom Freston, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tom Freston?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tom Freston for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tom Freston for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tom Freston or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tom Freston or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tom Freston is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Freston for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Tom Freston generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are An Phung, Moby, Calvin Trillin, Cody Adams and Anthony Fauci. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Freston for an upcoming event.

Tom Freston Speaker Videos

  • Tom Freston: What is your outlook?
    Tom Freston: Great Books
  • Tom Freston: A New Chapter
    Follow Your Bliss (Tom Freston)
  • Tom Freston: A New Chapter

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