Guest Speaker Details
Rita Tateel has served as director of a speaker’s bureau for a national non-profit organization, president of a celebrity booking agency, and for the last 30+ years as Founder and President of The Celebrity Source.
Over the years, she has developed many strong and lasting relationships within the celebrity community, making her a top celebrity influencer.
Ms. Tateel has been interviewed and quoted as a celebrity expert in numerous publications and media sources including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Playboy, L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, PRWeek, USA Today, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, E! Entertainment, Financial News Network, and “Entertainment Tonight” among many others.
Rita Tateel is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker who specializes in educating her audiences about the “art and science” of working with celebrities and their representatives. In addition to being a frequently requested guest lecturer at universities, she also speaks on a regular basis at professional public relations, marketing and trade association conferences and webinars.
Tateel has served in several leadership roles for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) including a two-term chair of PRSA’s Professional Development Committee, two-term past president of PRSA Los Angeles and the founding chair of PRSA’s Entertainment and Sports Section.
Rita Tateel lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ted Bavin, a pioneer in the solar industry, and their cats, Honey and Brie.
Key Speaking Points
- Variety of ways celebs can work with brands (for marketing/PR, endorsements, advertising, events, etc.)
- What motivates celebrities to say “yes” apart from money
- Budgeting for celebs and their standard expenses
- Benefits of working with celebrities and what to avoid
- Bring your questions to gain additional useful takeaways