Helping You Be Contemporary in a Traditional Way


Eric L. Model





“Helping You Be Contemporary in a Traditional Way”


Career Overview

Expertise – helping businesses, industries, media, communities and individuals “be contemporary in a traditional way” – offering the benefit of 40 years’ experience in media, marketing, community, collaborative problem solving, storytelling (“smart narrative making”), and related legal issues so that they can identify, leverage and monetize what makes them unique. 

Present Activities

“Build A Journey Services and Strategies” Founder-Director, 2015-Present

Smart Services and Stratgies to Individuals, Businesses, Media and Communities (the “Journeys Into” Way)

“Smart Narrative Strategies
Founder-Director. 2015-Present
Authenticity Strategist, Content Consultant and Producer, Facilitator, Blender, Alchemist and Smart Narrative Strategist to Business, Media, Communities and Individuals

“Journeys Into”

(Explorations of  the offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten”)            Founder, 1997-Present

Multi-media aggregator and distributor of information and content on Americana, Canadiana Beer, Music of America,  Retro-Hockey (Journeys into Hockey on XM Radio) and International. Distributed online through the gateway – but separately also in the form podcast (, on Satellite Radio (XM); as a blog (, and the website ( – website was selected in 1999 as “Best of the Web” by U.S. News & World Reports.

Other Relevant Experience:



Left Jab (XM Satellite Radio, Channel 167)                                   Director of Ancillary Services,  2006-2013

Coordinate maintenance and enhancement of website and podcast archives of  weekly XM Radio Program. Also on-air personality, assistant Producer, and Program Sales (Sponsorship) for the program.


OTR Travel Information Services  –  “Events Online” (Online Information Services)   Founder,  1986-1993

Pre-internet aggregator and distributor of information and content, distributed through Prodigy, Quantum/AOL, Western Union, Bell Canada, Delphi and Minitel.





Beyond the Interstate: Discovering the Hidden America                                                                     1989

Author, Published by John Wiley & Sons


 “Lifestyle Marketing Law” – The Nonprofit Management Handbook                                             1995      

Co-Author, published by John Wiley & Sons


“Around America” (Syndicated column)                                                                                           1989-1990

Distributed by Tribune Media Services to 35 newspapers nationwide


“Hidden America” co-promotion and co-branding                                                                                        

Partner with USA Today and Dodge, and later with Chevrolet                                                         1995-2000

Partner with Chevrolet  through Friends Magazine                                                                           1987-1990

Partner with CUC International (HFS) & American Airlines (“Eventsamerica”)                            1988-1990


Freelance Editorial Consultant and Contributor                                                                           1986-1990 

Clients included CBS News, WOR-TV, Winnebago, Sesame Street Productions, American Airlines and  Festivals Magazine.


XM Radio’s “Journeys into Hockey”                                                                                             2008-Present

Host of a weekly interview segment on XM Satellite Radio Channel 204 (Hockey Channel) – through 2013 –  ”dedicated to hockey’s offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten” (retro-hockey). Presently available as a podcast at



XM Radio’s “Left Jab”                                                                                                                  2006-2013

Correspondent to radio program providing regular segments on topics “off the beaten path” and “beyond the

Interstate”. Also an Assistant Producer, Program Sales (Sponsorship), and Director of Ancillary Services for the weekly program heard on Channel 167 XM Radio and also available at



“Road Across America”                                                                                                                1990-1994

Correspondent and contributor on program broadcast to 38 states on WOAI, San Antonio.


“Weekends on the Road”                                                                                                             1986- 1990

Contributor for stations in Ohio, Illinois and New York





Lifestyle Marketing Law                                                                                                            1994-Present

Attorney, Author, Instructor, Lecturer and Consultant  in the area of legal issues flowing from Festivals, special events, sponsorship, marketing, heritage tourism  and “lifestyle marketing.”. Assistant Professor of Lifestyle Marketing Law (Sports & Event Sponsorship Law) at Institute for Sports and Events Management of New York University (1994-96) (Certification: Sports and Event Management Institute – New York University)


Lecturer:                                                                                                                                    1994-Present

New Jersey Main Street Convention & National Main Street Conference (National Trust for Historic Preservation), and communities

(Certification: N.J. Department of Community Affairs – Downtown Revitalization Institute)


“Journeys Into” Technical Assistance  (The Hidden America Group)                                                                                                   Founder, 1994-Present

Community and corporate consulting services

Advancing “public-private partnerships” involving media, travel, marketing  and sponsorship services  and communities – Helping to create business based on “authentic Americana” (Lifestyle Marketing) – available to communities and companies….Has included work with local communities, State Main Street Programs, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


 “Letter from the Road”/”Weekends on the Road”                                                             1986-1991                                                                                                                    

Self-published newsletter and travel club through OTR Travel Information Services





Law Degree from Seton Hall Law School, J.D.


Undergrad from Hobart College, B.A.


Admitted Attorney N.Y., N.J. & U.S. Supreme Court.



References and samples are available upon request

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