founder, Marc Fest

Marc Fest is the founder of and Atlantic Point Communications, LLC, based in Miami Beach, Florida.

Known around the world as the messaging expert behind the popular tool, he is available, including remotely via video conference, to help companies, governments, nonprofits and NGOs worldwide optimize key messages and organizational messaging discipline.

Marc also specializes in helping clients worldwide perfect their presentations and elevator pitches from the comfort of their office or home via video conferencing using a Message House-based “Elevator Pitch” Training Program.

From 2007 to 2012, Marc was vice president of communications for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the world’s leading foundation for innovation in communications and media. From 2004 to 2006, he served as vice president of communications for the New World Symphony.

Most importantly, Marc has created a Web site just about his dog Zeus, at

To talk with Marc about optimizing your messages and increasing your organizational messaging discipline, or about the “Elevator Pitch” Training Program, please contact him by clicking here.

Trainee Testimonials

“The coaching on how to create an impactful presentation was invaluable.”
Anne Karle-Zenith, Metropolitan New York Library Council
“Listening to my presentation with the help of a coach really helped me focus and fine-tune what I wanted to communicate to my audience.”
Alex Quinn, Executive Director,
“My work with Marc made my presentation better, clearer, and more effective.”
Jason Griffey, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
“Rehearsing my presentation with Marc really made a difference, and it didn’t take much time at all. Marc gave me great tips that I will use for future presentations too.”
Sharon Streams, director, WebJunction
“Our presentation went really well, and your guidance on the structure of the presentation and on the slides was immensely valuable.”
Tom Huang, Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News
“Thank you for taking the time with us to help make the presentation the best it could be.”
Nicholas Higgins, Director, Outreach Services at Brooklyn Public Library
“The presentations were all stellar thanks to you! I felt very comfortable with ours and appreciated your input.”
Jo Giudice, Director of Libraries, City of Dallas
“Working with Marc over phone and Skype was super easy and a huge help, and the design work on the slides was a major boost.”
Jon Voss, Strategic Partnerships Director, Historypin