ACM Intro


John McConnell is Managing Partner of ACM Broadcast, based in New York.

He simultaneously serves as senior advisor to Internet Media Labs, a social media technology company.

Until Nov. 2008, John served as SVP of Programming at ABC Radio Networks where he managed programming for ABC Music Radio, ABC News Radio, ABC Talk Radio and the ESPN Radio Network, all of which were heard on thousands of affiliates and websites. He managed broadcast assets that generated several billion dollars in revenue during his tenure at ABC. He also created and/or managed numerous programs such as The ESPN Radio Network, ABC News Radio, The Sean Hannity Show, Radio Perez (the infamous gossip blogger, Perez Hilton), The Mike Huckabee Report, The Satellite Sisters, Paul Harvey's News and Comment, America's Most Wanted with John Walsh, The Michael Baisden Show and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

John has received numerous broadcast and journalism awards and has been recognized four times by the industry publication Radio and Records as its "News/Talk Executive of the Year." He's also a recipient of the 2006 Avis "We Try Harder" medal awarded to "individuals, who through their courage, overcome extraordinary physical circumstances to participate in the New York Marathon." A year earlier, John fractured his neck in a bicycle accident and then made a full recovery. He is now an executive board member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.


Marc Guss - Currently Co-Founder of ACM Talent and ACM Imaging. Marc spent over a decade as VP and agent at William Morris Endeavor, having negotiating deals for the most sought after voice-over and broadcast talent. In addition to his coverage of celebrity endorsements, commercials, promos, narrations and TV affiliate voices, Marc was a pioneer in radio imaging. He created WMA's radio broadcast and voice imaging divisions; representing the finest radio imaging talent in the country from Z-100 and WKTU in New York, to KROQ and KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, and a few thousand more in between. He produced the industry's first radio imaging CD and a host of others leading up to "Radio Voices: Ultimate Collection", which featured the "who's who" in radio imaging and negotiated groundbreaking celebrity broadcast deals for clients including Whoopi Goldberg, Candace Bushnell, Rachel Maddow, Nick DiPaolo, and Monica Crowley, among others.


Prior to co-founding ACM, Phil began his career in television, producing dozens of features for Madison Square Garden Network, until he segued into talent representation and eventually landed at International Creative Management. At ICM, Phil helmed one the largest commercial departments in the nation offering on-camera and voice services for commercials and broadcast television as well as celebrity endorsements. Most recently, Phil founded Flatirons Creative Management, a boutique voice-over management firm emphasizing innovation and personal attention with talent and industry collaborators. Phil is a graduate of the University of Colorado and swears the Buffs will regain national prominence as members of the Pac-12.