With over 25 years in the publicity business, Wendy Zocks opened the doors to WENDY ZOCKS PUBLIC RELATIONS in 1998, an entertainment publicity consulting firm servicing a variety of clients in the areas of television, film, home video, events and personal publicity.
Ms. Zocks has extensive experience working with television networks and streaming services. She not only handles programming publicity, but also trade press and awards campaigns.
Over the years, Ms. Zocks has worked with many networks where she has launched new shows, spearheaded campaigns for existing shows and created and coordinated events. She has attended and coordinated TCA for 25 years for several networks. Ms. Zocks is a member of the Television Academy and Vice-Chair for TPEC (Television Publicists Executive Committee).
Prior to opening her own firm, Ms. Zocks held the position of Director of the Motion Picture Group at the prestigious agency Rogers & Cowan. During her time at the company, Ms. Zocks was instrumental in the execution of the publicity campaigns for such films as “The Game,” “187,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “The Borrowers,” “Return to Paradise,” “Sprung,” “Telling Lies In America,” “Payback” and “Burn Hollywood Burn” as well as the syndicated game shows “Peer Pressure” and “Click,” which was hosted by a relatively unknown Ryan Seacrest.
Before joining Rogers & Cowan, Ms. Zocks served as unit publicist at Universal Television and was responsible for all publicity activities surrounding the launch and the season of the studios network television shows. There she launched such shows as “Something So Right” and “Mr. Rhodes” (NBC); “Sliders” and “Partners” (FOX); and “American Gothic” (CBS). She also continued publicity campaigns for “Seaquest DSV” (NBC) and “Coach” (ABC). Her responsibilities included working directly with the series talent and producers as well as serving as a liaison between the production and the studio.
Prior to Universal Television, Ms. Zocks was based in New York City and worked for The Glenn Schwartz Company as Manager, Public Relations. There she represented many of the country’s top comedians including Steven Wright, Richard Belzer, David Brenner, Judy Tenuta, Kevin Meany, John Henton and Milton Berle. Ms. Zocks’ entrée to the comedy world began when she was the Director of Public Relations for Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City.
Ms. Zocks began her career in publicity as an assistant at the firm of Bender, Goldman and Helper. She remained at the company as a publicist and handled such accounts as PolyGram Video, Scholastic Productions and “American Gladiators” as well as contributed to the unit publicity for “Entertainment Tonight,” “Hard Copy” and “The Arsenio Hall Show.”
Ms. Zocks is a graduate of Ithaca College. She continues to stay involved with the school by participating in their guest lecture program for the students attending a semester in Los Angeles. In May of 2006, Ms. Zocks created and produced the fundraising event “Laugh Generously.” The event, which featured A-list comedians, raised money for melanoma research for the Angeles Clinic and Research Institute based in Los Angeles. The event raised nearly $50,000. Ms. Zocks continues to work with raising funds and awareness for the disease.