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Marx Group Establishes New Leadership Structure, Names Frank Buscemi President/CEO and Creative Director, Forms Alliance with Near Perfect Media to Establish Dedicated Detroit-area Location

/ -- SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) -

  • Tom Marx to remain as chairman of Marx Group; chief strategy officer
  • Devin Hart to focus full-time on Hart Marx Advisors mergers & acquisitions; will become member of Marx Group board of directors
  • Move establishes Detroit office for Marx Group and Hart Marx Advisors, expands national reach of Near Perfect Media

Marx Group, a full-service research, strategy and marketing communications agency for the automotive aftermarket, announced today the appointment of Frank Buscemi as president/CEO and creative director, effective Dec. 1, 2016. In conjunction with the move, the agency has formed an alliance with Near Perfect Media in Birmingham, Michigan, to establish a full-scale Detroit-area office. Tom Marx, who founded Marx Group in 1984, will remain as chairman and chief strategy officer.

Devin Hart, currently co-CEO of Marx Group, will become a member of the Marx Group board of directors, while continuing to be managing partner of Hart Marx Advisors focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the industry. Marx will remain as a partner of Hart Marx Advisors. Marx Group and Hart Marx Advisors will maintain its headquarters and production facilities in San Rafael, California.

"This move sets the stage for the next phase of Marx Group," said Marx. "Frank brings a unique level of knowledge, leadership and global experience in our industry and gives us the opportunity to continue the momentum we have established during the past 32 years and grow the company for many years to come."

Through the alliance, Near Perfect Media -- a public relations firm serving corporations, professionals and celebrities -- will establish additional offices in conjunction with current Marx Group locations around the country and will also serve as the Detroit office for the Marx Group.

"Our goal is to expand the reach of Near Perfect Media and this alliance does exactly that, further it gives us the opportunity to provide additional digital, advertising and creative services to our clients," said Justin Near, founder and president of Near Perfect Media.

Buscemi brings more than 20 years of experience in global marketing communications, primarily in the automotive industry to his new role. As a lifelong Detroit area resident, he's worked in both corporate and agency management settings with several global, tier-1 automotive suppliers and aftermarket companies, including TI Automotive, ZF, Continental and Nexteer, among others. He joined Near Perfect Media in 2016.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us," Buscemi said. "I look forward to building on the legacy that Tom has established and am thrilled to see Near Perfect Media expand nationally."

For more information, phone 415-453-0844, or visit

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About Marx Group
Marx Group is a full-service research, strategy, and marketing communications agency working exclusively in the automotive, performance, heavy duty and commercial vehicle aftermarket, offering a diverse range of services, tailored to fit your needs. Marx Group delivers strategic marketing campaigns to drive sales, increase market share and grow the client's business.

About Near Perfect Media
Near Perfect Media, founded in 2006, is a Birmingham, Mich.-based public relations firm providing public relations and crisis management for prominent businesspeople, startups, small to medium-sized corporations, high profile restaurateurs and hospitality entrepreneurs, philanthropists, celebrities, and non-profit corporations.

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Tom Marx
Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
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For further PR information, contact:

Gary McCoy
PR Director

For further information on Near Perfect Media, contact:

Justin Near
Founder & President