Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Celebrities and Fans Alike Gather to Help Create Collage

I am planning a memorial tribute to the great musician Michael Jackson. The memorial will be complied into a collage of several thousand messages and will be presented, in September, to the family compound in California.

I have already received condolence messages from several celebrities. The first to extend their condolences was Dennis Edwards, the lead singer of the notorious Temptations. I have also received messages from Frank Sinatra tribute singer Rick Sonanta and Canadian film-maker Frank Caruso. Other celebrities who have extended their condolences through other media venues have been Cher, Usher and Diana Ross.

The internet has allowed me to connect with fans all over the world. The Jackson family is faced with tragedy and I want to show them how much the fans care. The comments I have received are knowledgeable and influential. I am excited to present this to the Jackson family. People have extended their love and sadness in passionate messages. I am honoured to pay homage to Michael Jackson.

Fans who wish to express their condolences to Michael Jackson should either post them on Youtube and send us the URL, send us a message on twitter at www.twitter.com/jpforpr or email at jp@jpforpr.com.

Monday, June 29, 2009

My Close Encounter with Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was a legend and a hero in his own right. He was one of the most influential artists in the world. His career began at a young age, and lasted almost forty years.

I had the opportunity to become associated with Michael Jackson about 10 years ago. In 2002, I was hired as Ben Johnson’s PR agent and helped to launch his clothing line, BJ Sportswear. Ben Johnson is a former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and is still recognized today. The clothing line went worldwide, and during this time, I had the pleasure of working with, and getting to know Ben. Ben and Michael were old friends and Ben wanted Michael to help debut his clothing line. Unfortunately, due to Mr. Jackson’s prior contractual obligation, this did not take place. However, my dealings with Michael and his publicity spokespeople were positive.

Michael was one of the most talented musicians of his time. For the people who are not familiar with his accomplishment, his achievements include setting multiple Guinness World Records - including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time." He won 13 Grammy Awards, and had thirteen #1 singles in his solo career. He also sold 750 million records worldwide. Jackson sold out all of his concerts, regardless of the size of the venue. He constantly broke records for concert size. These are not small accomplishments!

Throughout his career he received numerous honours and awards, including the World Music Awards' Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium, the American Music Awards' Artist of the Century Award and the Bambi Pop Artist of the Millennium Award. He was a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a member of lead singer of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. Jackson was also an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

I remember in the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular and the first African American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance moves, such as the robot and the moonwalk. Jackson's work, distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced hip hop, pop, and R&B artists, including Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and R.Kelly. For much of his career, he had an "unparalleled" level of worldwide influence over the younger generation through his musical and humanitarian contributions.

Unlike many artists, Jackson did not write his songs on paper. Instead he would dictate into a sound recorder; when recording he would sing from memory. Fans observed how Jackson transformed the music video into an art form and a promotional tool through complex story lines, dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances; simultaneously breaking down racial barriers.

Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundations, charity singles, and support of 39 charities. The singer had experienced health concerns since the early 1990s – but I am still in shock about his death. I send my sincerest condolences out to his family, friends and fans.

I am hoping to gather tens of thousands of well wisher messages showing fan support and love for Michael Jackson and his family at this crucial time. I aim to create a collage to send to the Jackson family. Make sure his family gets your message. Please send to jp@jpforpr.com.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

PR Agent Advises Citizens to Help Bust Union Heads

It’s time to bust unions! It’s my belief that unions are pure evil. I am sick and tired of being treated like a puppet! Unions are suppose to protect workers – however, they are not stepping up to this role. Instead – they are looking out for themselves and not for the employees. Unions have driven corporations out of business. If unions do not care about the businesses they represent, why should they care about its workers? Employees would be better off to convince their CEOs to get rid of unions and create publicly owned companies. This way, workers would actually have control and enjoy the rights and liberties that they are entitled to. Unions served an important purpose during the industrial and economic development of our country. But in today’s society – unions are not needed and have no place in our work spaces.

History is repeating itself – unions used to be controlled by the mob and now the unions are the mob. Today’s unions are nothing but organized gangsters dealing with organized crime. Today’s gangsters, aka unions, no longer break people’s legs but treat employees like children and puppets. As society progresses corruption is building. When will it stop? What can be done? People who work for unions are only good at asking for handouts. They do no real work. Unions tell employees when to jump and how high. If you are stupid enough to stand for this – you deserve to be treated like a puppet! Unions just bulldoze through the way and let the good citizens of Toronto clean up their mess.

Nothing is new with this garbage debate. All we hear from Mayor Miller’s mouth is garbage. The filth on the city sidewalks is starting to reek – but the lies from Miller’s mouth are far more rancid.

Really, the invoices from waste depots need to make their way to Mayor Miller’s office. Why should honest, good tax-paying citizens be burdened with these extra costs? The tax payers are the suckers – they are the stooges here! We cannot have our children playing in backyards with garbage piled high – this is a very serious heath and safety issue. We are supposed to act like good little boys and good little girls and take our garbage to assigned waste depots. I am not going to be treated like a puppet any longer! I am Fed-Exing my garbage to Mayor Miller’s office. I highly suggest you follow my actions as there is only one solution to this mess. People need to show Mayor Miller who is boss!

I strongly advise the citizens of Toronto to take action. We are at war! You need to stand up and fight what you believe for. We have seen over and over again – corrupt politicians and community leaders continue to fail us. Something needs to be done. Do you know what I say? Not on my watch! Its time for City Hall employees to take a pay cut during these tougher economic times. How can Mayor Miller give himself and his caucus raises when he cannot give raises to anyone else? If the caucus deserves a raise, shouldn’t the hard working garbage collectors? How can there not be enough money to give these people the money they deserve? These people at City Hall are selfish hypocrites!

Reasons like this are why I want to run for mayor. It’s time to display leadership. It’s time to take control over City Hall and implement significant changes for the city of Toronto. I want to look out for the best interest of the citizens. If I run for mayor my goal will be to reduce property taxes and business taxes for the hard working citizens of Toronto. Lawyers have always controlled City Hall and little has been accomplished. It is time for the business persons to step in and examine the situation from a business point-of-view. We can take charge and get things actually accomplished!

People at City Hall are lacking the leadership that they promised. On numerous occasions, they have failed to deliver. Look for a new leader in 2010 – I promise to put your interests first! If you have ideas how to make Toronto a better place, feel free to email me at jp@jpforpr.com. And remember, on the next election in 2010 vote for me JP Pampena for mayor.

A Little More About Me

Welcome to my blog. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My company, JP Public Relations Inc. has been a recognized player in the PR industry since 1980 with two public relations and business awards.

My specialty is in providing my clients with public relations (PR) and business development Services. I consider my business to be one of the most creative and innovative marketing companies in the industry today.

Since 1980, I am proud to say my company still leads the industry in a big way with over 2,000 published newspaper articles to date. Plus, I have produced over 20 million dollars worth of media coverage for my clients over the years. What’s more, I am proud to say that my clients have been nominated as the most newsworthy stories in the media three times in the past 10 years, namely in 2004, 2006 and 2009.

Regardless of who you are or what you do, JP Public Relations Inc. has a PR and business campaign to suit everyone’s individual marketing needs. My PR and marketing campaigns are meant to expose and advance my clients’ business or career in a big way without the need to spend big bucks to do so.

My PR campaigns are specifically designed to open doors for my clients with targeted and relevant “movers & shakers” within their industry who can help develop and advance my clients’ business or career. Plus with my PR campaigns, clients will also be able to garner the media exposure that will take their business or career over the top.