Matthew Faraci – President and Founder of Inspire Buzz and Executive Producer for the Dove Channel
Matthew Faraci is the host of Frankly Faraci on Dove Channel and President of Inspire Buzz, a marketing agency specializing in the values audience, 52 million Americans actively seeking family-friendly entertainment. Beginning his career as a producer on the legendary political TV talk show The McLaughlin Group, Faraci has never lost his journalistic passion for a great story. And as a marketer and communicator, he’s succeeded by bringing excellence to every task, applying a unique blend of persistence, creative thinking, and fusion of the very latest innovations to proven, time-tested strategies.
Faraci is a former political strategist who has served on more than 35 campaigns and on Capitol Hill, held leadership roles with three respected Washington, D.C. public policy groups, and was appointed by President George W Bush to serve as a spokesman at the U.S. Department of Labor. In his time as a journalist, Faraci produced award-winning TV shows and documentaries. Following his career in politics, Faraci played a leading role in creating several new enterprises with a focus on deploying highly-targeted grassroots strategies to reach familyfriendly audiences. During this time, he promoted a number of well-known, highly successful film and TV projects. In 2016, Faraci returned to Los Angeles—where he had once tried his hand as a standup comedian—from the East Coast and founded Inspire Buzz with a singular focus on delivering the values audience, one-in-three U.S. moviegoers.
In 2017, Dove Channel approached him with the idea to create and host an inspiring series designed to break new ground in entertainment. The result is Frankly Faraci, Dove Channel’s first original program, highlighting well-known personalities in entertainment, music, sports, business, and politics whose faith drives them to do the extraordinary. The show is currently in its first season with season two in the works, in addition to a weekly Podcast by the same name. Frankly Faraci has already earned rave reviews and broad media coverage, as well as a growing following across the country.
Faraci still writes as well, serving as a contributor to Variety and Patheos, and is featured annually at Variety’s Purpose Summit as well as in The Washington Times Faith in Film Special Edition, a publication his company produces in partnership with the newspaper. His work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Deadline, The Washington Examiner, The Blaze, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, and on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, and other outlets. He is a husband and father of four children, and is passionate about his family, his faith, and his hometown Boston Red Sox.