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Glenn R Murray

Glenn Murray is the founder of 220 Communications, parent company to 220 Publishing and Food Wine and Spirits Ventures. He has held strategic positions in the top U.S. companies including General Electric, Leo Burnett, and Discover started as an events company 220 Communications expanded to include divisions publishing, experiential marketing, consulting and music distribution. Mr. Murray has created promotional campaigns for the arts, film, music, and culinary events. He led viral social media campaigns that have generated over 1 Million impressions. Over the years, 220 Communications’ marketing has expanded to include promotions and partnerships in Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. The company supports a number of charities including Surge For Water, One Hope United, South Central Community Services, Gilda’s Club and a host of others through fundraising events and in kind donations. He created the popular Food and Wine Crawl Chicago event and has expanded that to include 5 cities. 220 Publishing has produced over 50 titles by authors across all genres. He has blogged for the NBC Chicago Street Team and is has contributed articles to 360 Magazine, and currently writes a blog titled "Stop, Look, Listen" for Chicagonow.com. An author, he was a contributor to “The Entrepreneur within You” Book Series and wrote the book marketing guide “You Wrote It, Now Go Sell It”. He spent a year as an on air personality at WBCP in Champaign IL. He has served as a member of the board of directors for South Central Community services, and was a member of the Chicago International Film Festival's Black Perspectives Committee. He has been featured in Rolling Out, Ebony/Jet Online, and the Chicago Sun Times . He was selected by the Chicago Defender as one of the "50 Men of Excellence" . He has been a frequent guest of the Smart Marketing for Small Business Radio Show, The Color of Wine Podcast and The Live Exchange Radio Show based in Atlanta, GA.