Sam Gorodetzer is a jack-of-all-trades in Ceisler Media’s Philadelphia office, assisting senior team members in wide-ranging tasks.
He is part of our lineup focused on media monitoring, making sure Ceisler clients are kept up to date on news and developments affecting their business.
Sam’s strong writing skills are shown in his work drafting, editing and reviewing communications plans and content for some of our largest clients. He is a pro at research, helps to curate event schedule, and develops social media for the non-profit “No Crayon Left Behind.”
Sam started at Ceisler Media as an intern in 2019 and became a permanent part of the team in 2020. In 2018, Sam worked as a marketing and public relations intern at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, where he wrote for the Federation newsletter and helped create the “Jewish Philly Podcast.”
Sam graduated from Penn State University with a degree in advertising and public relations. During his senior year, he was part of the team in charge of submitting the College of Communications’ entry for the PR Week “Outstanding Education Program Award.” Announcement of that award has been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Penn State is among five finalists.
Sam served as manager of Penn State’s men’s lacrosse team during his four years at school (and has a Big 10 Championship ring to prove it), and worked as a youth lacrosse coach throughout high school. Sam also volunteers at the Jewish Relief Agency, which delivers food to low-income Russian and Ukrainian immigrants in Northeast Philadelphia.
Sam is a fan of fantasy literature. He recently re-read all seven volumes and 3,500 pages of the Harry Potter series in the span of six days.
He is a mythology buff, whose interest was sparked by reading Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” book series and furthered by a college course in Greek art and mythology. Sam is fascinated by ancient cultures and the varied ways they viewed the world through religion and stories.
Sam has traveled to Israel, France and England. In addition, he and his family accompanied their grandfather, Steven Berney, to Gemunden, Germany, the hometown Mr. Berney had to permanently flee as a four year old when the Nazis took power.