You have just taken the first step toward widening your audience. Achieving career success starts with the right team. SJK Public Relations, LLC is the team that can take your career or entity to the level of success you deserve. The firm prepares materials aimed at getting musicians in print, on-line, television, and radio and helps companies to announce and market products and services to the general public.
SJK PR was founded by Shirley Kennedy, a freelance writer and publicist. She works directly with bands, solo artists, and small businesses to generate press in print media, on radio, and on television.
SJK PR also provides press release services, helping to increase visibility for organizations and individuals with the general public, with a view toward increasing traffic to client sites, generating donations to non-profits, increasing sales, and making the public aware of those companies' and individuals' products and services.
SJK Public Relations is not a money-making mill; we care about our clients. Clients receive hands-on treatment, the one-on-one attention they deserve, and continuous support on their projects. When you're ready to take your vision to the next level, SJK PR is ready to help.
Shirley Kennedy is the President of SJK Public Relations, LLC and Opus Booking Agency, LLC, which currently provides bookings for alt-rock/country artist Dusty Bo (Louisville, KY). Shirley holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Creative Writing from Agnes Scott College and an MBA in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Shirley has worked as a freelance writer for The National Ledger, Jazz Quad, and Examiner.com, and currently serves as a political analyst for Palmer Report. Shirley was honored by inclusion in the liner notes of "Elliott Yamin" (Hickory Records), the largest selling independent CD in SoundScan history with the highest debut in the Billboard Top 100.
Shirley has had the pleasure of interviewing and writing about several Alligator Records and Ruf Records artists, and she worked with Eric Lindell on press. Recently, Shirley worked on press opportunities for Jesse Kramer, a finalist from The Four: Battle for Stardom, securing the "Artist Spotlight" at WHUD 100.7 in New York, an interview in Examiner (NY), press pieces in Nashville.com and Riverstown Media, and appearances on QueTV Multimedia and "This N That" on Fox Chattanooga in less than two months.
Shirley has served as a panelist at The Cutting Edge Music Business Conference, the Atlantis Music Conference, and the Dewey Beach Music Conference. Shirley also served as the press panel moderator at Cutting Edge and put together an impressive group of panelists, including Todd Weiss, a Pennsylvania journalist; John Luttrell, host and owner of Full-time Blues Radio; Bob Baker, internationally-renowned publicity and marketing expert; and Tom Barnas, Segment Coordinator for WGN-9 in Chicago.
SJK Public Relations works directly with clients to fine-tune promotion plans that best suit each client. While the company specializes in music clients, business clients are an important part of the SJK PR equation. TV and radio are two staples the company uses to draw attention to clients, and those methods transcend the industry. When Riejunio Premium Apparel launched its line three years ago, SJK PR brought in CBS 46 Better Mornings and fashion magazines to cover the event, rapidly spreading news of a hot, up-and-coming line. Regardless of industry, SJK PR prides itself on always making the client happy and helping those clients to achieve their desired goals.
When you are ready to go to the next level with these kinds of results, contact SJK Public Relations. We are here to help make your dreams come true!