Jason serves as the Public Relations Director.
For many marketing professionals, figuring out how to work with all the available technological platforms really does make them feel like Evel Knievel trying to jump the digital media canyon on a communications motorcycle. And that’s not a welcome feeling typically. It can make even the most seasoned marketing and communications professional feel like the person to whom the message, “Do not try this at home” is directed.
Most days he keeps his Evel Knievel jumpsuit in his bottom desk drawer, but not to worry, if you want to integrate digital into your campaign or reach out via social media, Jason will design a plan that is right for your program and makes you look like a pro. And if social or digital media is not right for your needs, Jason will also be the first one to tell you.
If you have a story or a concept for which you want media coverage, Jason will pitch it for you. Successfully. And with a gusto that will make you want to find him another PR assignment. See above reference to “trained professional.”
Jason’s specialty is: Getting the client what they want and need to effectively communicate. This is always his most important goal. Jason is known by clients for his creative, yet ultimately practical, digital and social media thinking.
He makes social and digital strategy accessible to those clients who may be less adventurous or experienced online. Jason’s activity on social channels has given him a PR advantage and has also made him an expert on social behavior online. He provides social media and MessageMap ™ training.
Specializing in Public Relations: 7 years
Specializing in Digital Media: 5 years
Other specialties: BBQ, the Blues and a good cause. The proceeds from his B Street Rib-off barbeque competition support the American Cancer Society and his band, Brown Soul Shoes supports lovers of the unique Southern sound that is the Blues. Drummer. He’s also a craft beer aficionado (brews his own on occasion) and will search for the perfect Pimm’s Cup until the day he dies. Don’t ask him to name your dog though. He’s not good at that.
Q&A with Jason:
Q: In what city were you born?
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a professional baseball player.
Q: Do you have any nicknames?
Most folks call me J. Brown.
Q: Did you have a teen idol? If so, who was it and how did they spark your interest?
Mr. T. The guy was always decked out with bling and he wanted you to stay in school. Is there a better idol?
Q: What’s on your playlist?
Q: What would people you know find surprising about you as a teen?
That I weighed 130 pounds, played trumpet and drove a Dodge Neon in high school. So much cool in one teenager.
Q: What is it about your personality that you felt would benefit you most in this career field?
I like to talk. A lot. PR was made for me.
Q: What is your most significant accomplishment as a professional?
Landing a job that allows me to do what I love, day in and day out. I work with some wonderful people who root for me like a family. I consider myself very lucky.
Q: Who was the biggest influence on your career?
Amy Barnes is a gift to every PR pro on earth.
Q: What is your favorite food?
Shrimp and grits.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to play blues and soul music with my band Brown Soul Shoes. When I am not playing on stage, I really like to cook. I started a non-profit organization/BBQ competition with friends’ years ago. We’re still going and we give all of our proceeds to a local organization.
Q: What’s your favorite (PG-rated) joke?
How did the hipster burn his mouth? He ate his dinner before it was cool.