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The objective at PBPR is to quench the public’s thirst for a memorable experience in entertainment, sports, business, and motivational lectures/seminars. The achievement of our goals rests on the implementation of customized public relations strategies that facilitate the sale of our client’s goods and services. Our record speaks for itself: Phil Brown Public Relations is a proven force in successful national and international publicity campaigns. Increased public recognition of each entity we represent is our aim, and judging from our present pool of satisfied clients, its effectiveness speaks for itself. It is, therefore, our extreme pleasure to partner with quality entities in promoting unique music, literature, sports, and business concepts.
From the bustling streets of San Francisco to the towering peaks of Manhattan’s Lower Eastside and from the rolling hills of Texas to the frozen lakes of Minnesota, Phil Brown’s unmistakable trail of media accomplishments is well documented. His zest for entertainment marketing and public relations is the byproduct of early exposure to the performing arts and business and his recognition of the need for preserving good commentary, wholesome competition, and wholesome representation in the international communication spectrum.
Since effective marketing, promotions, and public relations are crucial to the longevity of a business or a career, Brown and his associates’ prioritize the public image and commercial success of each client he represents: corporate, music, film, art, theater, athletic, or municipality.
Before developing a national presence, Brown worked as a journalist — reviewing concerts, books, movies, lectures, and conducting one-on-one interviews with the world’s elite performers and authors. This experience proved invaluable to the kind of presentation that has made Brown’s public relations ventures a glowing success! After graduating from Mission High School in picturesque San Francisco, he invested four years at the WBTS Training and Education Center in New York. While there, he was a featured speaker on special assignments, taught a free public speaking class to inner-city residents, and participated in many other rewarding but non-paying activities. At the end of his assignment, he wrote speeches and lectured on the arts, current events, and experimented with related business ventures. This sharpened his rhetorical and business skills and prepared him for undertakings that charted his course in media research and outreach.
In 2003, Brown partnered with New York-based True Life/Navarre Records as Director of Public Relations, and in 2006, he was instrumental in signing Ben E. King and composer Peter Cor (Cor co-wrote “Getaway” for Earth, Wind, and Fire) to record deals.
Among many other clients Brown services or serviced are Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame inductees of Sly & The Family Stone (Jerry Martini, Rose Stone, and Cynthia Robinson), The Miracles, Ben E. King (Stand By Me), Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Tito Jackson, and The Contours, Chuck Jackson (Any Day Now), The Lowrider Band, Jazz Crusaders, Charles Wright (Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band), Kim Weston (It Takes Two – with Marvin Gaye), Freda Payne (Band of Gold), Archie Bell, Cindy Birdsong (Supremes), Jimmy Ruffin, Major Harris, and The Velvellettes. These and other acts have benefited from the use of Phil Brown’s Public Relations strategies.
In 2007, Brown was offered a position with Motorcity Hits and Hits Talent Agency, — Detroit-based organization — to arrange concert tours and festivals. This partnering included assisting in the marketing of tour packages and media outreach. Also, he coordinated Ben E. King’s television appearance and duet with Tony Orlando during the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Mr. King also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman that year, and in late 2009, he performed with Sean Kingston on Good Morning America. Also, Freda Payne performed masterfully on the season’s top-rated American Idol television production.
In 2010, PBPR broke Connecticut-based singer Arika Kane into the national television spotlight with her debut performance on The Monique Show. Arika’s song “Make It” is the theme song for VH1’s hit television reality show Hollywood Exes, produced by Jeff Dyson. Brown also served as media-relations specialist for On The Beam, a Dallas-based entertainment television Show.
Brown believes that the collective arts are divine gifts and that we are all made better because of this blessing. His aim is to continue to labor at preserving great music, literature, and art for future generations.
For more than a decade, Phil Brown has shared with music students and thousands of enthusiasts on the complexities of the ever-changing entertainment and communication worlds. Students who desire a career in the competitive entertainment arena wonder about contracts, options, letters of intent, and performance rights organizations, how they are structured and what to look for in the fine print. Others aspire to the business side of the industry and are interested in careers behind the scene in journalism, marketing, radio promotions, media relations, artist management, concert promotions, and booking agents. In laymen’s terms: how product transitions from the recording studio and manufacturing to the local Best Buy, Target, or Internet retailer. All lectures include a syllabus outline and a question & answer segment.
Fees for public speaking requests to colleges and other institutions are assessed at the time of inquiry. Educational institutions may be given special consideration. Mr. Brown has written for entertainment magazines and major metropolitan dailies.
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— In 2016, Phil Brown Public Relations embarks on a series of media approaches designed to assist businesses, schools, entertainers and sole proprietors in spreading the news about programs, products, and events. This includes large and small companies, schools, and higher education.
Founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, Jerry Martini, will tour internationally with The Family Stone in 2016, and look for new music from the group. Bloodstone, led by lead singers Charles McCormick and Harry Williams, best known for hits “Natural High” and “We Go A Long Way Back,” recently released their CD Fly Away, a choral and musical arrangement with something for everyone. According to manager Karen Corbin-Ward, the group has many plans for the season. Watch for new music and a video from singer Jessie James whose platinum hit “I Can Do Bad By Myself” is still reverberating. His latest single is “I Lost My Baby On Facebook,” which is a bluesy parody.