BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized for his incredible memory and high brain capacity, "Mind Over Man" Jim Karol has appointed award-winning brand communications firm The Gab Group as agency of record. The agency will focus on developing Karol's identity as the country's leading memory and brain training expert who has inspired celebrities and Americans of all ages with his unique story.
Born and raised in Allentown, Pa., Karol ventured into the world of mentalism after being let go from his job at a steel mill. Karol taught himself mental and physical feats including bending 60-penny nails, allowing a bear trap to close on his hands without injury, and throwing playing cards over 200 feet. His has memorized over 80,000 zip codes, every word in the Scrabble dictionary and can memorize a shuffled deck of playing cards in less than a minute.
Karol rose to national prominence by predicting the Pennsylvania State Lottery in 1990. He has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Phenomenon" and in the movie "Jackass Number Two." For years, he has followed a strict brain-training regimen to improve his cognitive functioning, and studies from the International Brain Research Foundation show his brain is three standard deviations from average.
"Jim transformed himself into one of the world's most extraordinary minds by self-training his brain," says Michelle Soudry, founder of The Gab Group. "We are excited to share his amazing story and talent and help him share his brain training secrets."
Voted the World's Greatest Mentalist at the World Magic Awards, Karol has entertained millions globally including corporate clients and celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, Steven Tyler and Matt Damon. He has earned two Guinness World Records and regularly mentors wounded soldiers and autistic children. For more information, visit www.jimkarol.com
About The Gab Group
Founded in 2004 by PR Visionary Michelle Soudry, The Gab Group, is an award-winning brand communications agency specializing in streamlined services for local and national lifestyle accounts. Ranked Top 18 PR Agency in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, the agency's scope of services includes personality PR, strategic marketing, luxury lifestyle and hospitality and exceptional special events. Visit www.thegabgroup.com or www.facebook.com/thegabgroup.
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