The Team


CMTv combines the expertise of several related disciplines: strategic planning, marketing communications, public relations, social media development, video production, and experiential marketing. Because this expertise resides in-house, we are uniquely able to develop programs and campaigns that offer true integration.

John Samellas, CEO

John has an extensive background in video production and web-based publishing. He specializes in producing video libraries, educational series and marketing content. For more than 25 years, CMTv Productions has created and produced video content for Corporate communications initiatives and was a pioneer in the field of web based publishing.

Elizabeth Goldsmith, Director of Digital PR

Liz brings more than 25 years of public relations experience to the team. For the past decade she has been extensively involved with web-based communications creating content for Websites, Facebook pages, Twitter handles, direct email marketing, webinars, blogs and corporate videos. Her expertise extends to search engine optimization techniques and the use of analytics to shape and drive web-based content.

Liz is a past winner of PRSA’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award for a campaign she ran for Corning’s Optical Fiber business.

Mal Tinkham, Account Development/Executive Producer

Mal has consulted with the world’s most recognizable B2C and B2B brands, developing and managing their most important marketing and communication programs: from broadcast TV to international product launches; marketing campaigns integrating multi-media, press events, and road shows. And he’s produced some of the largest events for national sales meetings, user conferences, live & virtual trade shows, and industry keynote events.

Liz Novack, Director of Event Production

Liz manages all live events. With more than 20 years in the event management business, she successfully produced c-level board meetings to national conferences with over 1000 attendee’s. She has planned and managed annual meetings, product launches, CEO forums, and national sales meetings for some of the largest corporations, associations, individuals and non-profit organizations.

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