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Rave Controversy Impacting Los Angeles City Council Race

In Breaking News, EOTM News, EOTM Radio on February 12, 2011 at 12:30 am

The rave scene has without a doubt definitely had it’s share of controversy in 2010 and it appears to be trickling in 2011 as well — this time in an inconspicuous place. The Los Angeles City Council Race.

Councilman Bernard Parks

Councilman Bernard Parks is being challenged for supporting raves and taking money from a rave promoter. ​The Los Angeles Times just recently reported that a Public employee who helped manage the L.A. Coliseum also worked as a consultant for a rave promoter.Parks is part of a majority of commissioners that has defended the raves at the Coliseum since the Electric Daisy Carnival there last June, which resulted in 118 arrests and 1 death. The Los Angeles Times also reported Public Employee Todd DeStefano’s arrangement with the promoter, Insomniac Inc., was cleared by Commission General Manager Patrick Lynch, who said he had run it past the attorney for the commission. DeStefano recently resigned his post to pursue a career as an events promoter. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office and the state Fair Political Practices Commission announced Wednesday that they planned to investigate the dual employment of DeStefano, who helped supervise security and emergency services at the rave.

Forescee Hogan-Rowles, who is challenging Parks in his bid for a third term on the City Council, has criticized Parks for defending rave events at the coliseum and has said the noise and trash have created a nuisance for residents of the 8th Council District. Her spokesman said she believes any future raves should be canceled until promoters can ensure illegal drugs will be banned and mitigate the events’ effect on neighbors.

DJ Craver

In a recent interview with world renowned hard trance DJ Thomas Craver who is currently # 63 on djlist.com out of over 150,000 — he shared his opinion openly about  the current situation within the in Los Angeles City Council. “Well on Councilman Parks part i think it was wrong to take money from the promoter, it reeks conflict of interest. That part of the issue really looks suspicious, but on the other hand he is right, anyone who has ever been to a EDC at the LA Sports Arena knows that all the people who are working there are from the surrounding areas, such as Vernon and Hover . Also anyone who is familiar with that area know there isn’t any jobs in that location at all, alot of those people spend their days either doing nothing or doing drugs or selling drugs and if they are not on drugs they are depending on the welfare system as a form of financial support . These events  bring in more than 4,000 much needed jobs to a pretty much rural location, not to mention what it brings to all the surrounding businesses, if we had to weigh the pros and cons, it would be a wash”.

On Wednesday, Hogan-Rowles called on Bernard Parks to return a $500 contribution from DeStefano, who has also contributed to other council members, and a $250 contribution from Pasquale Rotella, the chief executive of Insomniac Events Inc. Her spokesman, Steve Barkan, alleged that Parks “puts the interests of his campaign donors ahead of the safety of teenagers, and ahead of the concerns of coliseum neighbors.”

Parks rejected that charge and said he had no intention of returning the contribution: “We are going to run our campaign; we already have an advisor, so we don’t need the opponent as an advisor.” The councilman also received $1,500 in contributions from DeStefano when he ran for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2008.

“The only perfect plan that I’ve seen in my life,” said Parks, the city’s former police chief, “is when the event is canceled and you don’t have to put the plan in place.”Parks went on to say, that one of the headliners  at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival was wil.i.am, who performed this past weekend with the Black Eyed Peas during the half-time at the Super Bowl: “Why is [will.i.am] appropriate for 111 million people to watch a National Football League Super Bowl, but is inappropriate to come to the Coliseum?” Parks asked.

“Legitimate business has a right to thrive in the city of L.A.,” he continued. “A business that brought 4,000 jobs in this community, most of which came out of this community and, an analysis shows, $33 million for a two-day event—are the kind of things that we should be encouraging in our city, just as we encourage events that we may not all agree with at our convention center.”

Learn more about the rave scene now.

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EOTM PR Now Booking Actor/Rapper Lil Zane

In Clients and Events on August 31, 2010 at 5:05 am

Zane Copeland also known as Lil Zane


Book Lil Zane for your concert, club, corporate event, private party, fundraiser, college, fair or festival. Submit an Event Inquiry and a Publicist will reply within 24 hours.

The 411 on Actor/Rapper Lil Zane

Zane is best known for his debut album Young World: The Future, released in 2000, which featured the single “Callin Me” featuring 112.

Zane is a well sought after lyricist and earned props for his writing skills on “Angels With Dirty Faces” for P Diddy.

Zane is best known for his debut album Young World: The Future, released in 2000, which featured the single “Callin Me” featuring 112.

Zane is a well sought after lyricist and earned props for his writing skills on “Angels With Dirty Faces” for P Diddy.

Zane is also an established actor with such films under his belt as “Finding Forrester”, “The Fighting Temptations”, “Dr. Doolittle 2”, “A Day in the Life”, “Motives” and TV shows such as “CSI” and “The Parkers”.

Zane has made it clear that he is a natural performer, going from Music to TV to the Big Screen.

About EOTM

EOTM Media Group is one of the West Coasts leading PR Firms.
We specialize in Public Relations for Actors, Singers, Authors, Product Launches and more. We also handle media relations and community relations including publicity, social media campaigns and online brand management, promotions, corporate communications, crisis management, speech writing, media training, financial forecasting and budgeting, film project negotiations and the development and execution of grand openings, galas, special events and charity functions.ebsite is still under construction, and not all artist and content have been added. If you are looking for a certain artist for you event please feel free to contact us.
EOTM PR
Direct (909)559-1763 or email pr@eotmradio.com

PR on Demand

In Public Relations on August 5, 2010 at 4:56 am

PR on Demand is our a la carte menu where you can utilize all or part of our services without committing to an on-going monthly retainer. PR on Demand provides a complete range of public relations activities, including press and media relations.  We offer worldwide access to markets by electronic public relations, via the Internet, in addition to the full range of more traditional public relations.

Visit our site for details – www.needapublicist.webs.com

EOTM Public Relations brings all things — Tipse Baby!!!

In Clients and Events on July 30, 2010 at 8:12 am

Jayquan Crittenden aka Tipse has been rapping and creating beats since the 7th grade. His outlook on life for the past 3 years has been failure is NOT an option.

Tipse is young, vibrant and full of energy and he exudes a certain stage appeal that has been missed in the hip hop genre. Tipse is paving the way for a highly successful career in Music and T.V.

Tipse was influenced by artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, T.I. and Juelz Santana, and producers such as Cool & Dre, Swizz Beats, & Droopie.

At the age of 19 , he signed with Swagg Genius  Entertainment , after his popular club single “Jerkin Holdin My Fitted Cap”. In 2009 his independent mixtape “Damn They’re Famous” was released, which featured the street anthem “Swagg or the Cash”.

Tipse has shared the stage with artist such as Lil Zane, G.Malone, Jay Rock, Mike Jones, Jim Jones, Suga Free, Marques Houston and other local artist.

Tipse is a true entrepreneur in every sense of the word, utilizing all the major social media networking sites to help grow his fan base, street team and gain respect in his genre as well as in business. Within the past year Tipse’s street buzz has gotten so big that he has found himself inspiring and motivating other local teenagers to join his movement.

From that experience Tipse was inspired to formulate his crew known as SMASH.

Tipse and SMASH can be seen on any given day hitting the streets and forming street teams to help continue to push his vision, which is to bring his music and his teams music to a store near you.



Check out NEW music by Tipse on Myspace

Tipse on Youtube


Follow Tipse on Twitter

Tipse Recent Press

Tipse takes his career to the next level and joins Lil Zanes Follow me Tour

Tipse and Zane Celebrates Benny Booms Bday Bash @ Club Haute in Los Angeles

Rapper Tipse proves to his Fans that he is a team sport as he celebrates, Get in the Game with EOTM Radio & Media

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For Further Information Contact:

EOTM Public Relations (Bookings & Press)

Contact Person      Carla Barnes

E-mail pr@eotmradio.com

Contact Number      (909)559-1763

Website: www.needapublicist.webs.com


Where branding happens over time, not overnight…


Dynamic. Inventive. Compelling.

In Creative Marketing on June 2, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Accelerating our clients’ marketing efforts to overtake competitors. Energized by our enthusiasm and creativity. Fueled by one decade of insight into commercial and industrial marketing.

Dynamic. Inventive. Compelling.

You get this with EOTM!


We understand the nature of marketing your message, which means we partner with our clients to fulfill every one of their marketing needs, no matter how modest or expansive they may be. We first research each client’s specific marketplace with their business goals in mind, determine how to best position their product and company within that commercial space, and then develop specific strategies based on the communications services that will accomplish their objectives.

Call (909)527-3661 or email marketing@queensofinternetradio.com for more info —

EOTM Radio & Media Signs on as PR Firm for Broadway Musical

In Public Relations on May 13, 2010 at 4:55 am

 

Sonny’s Place, The Greatest Jam Session That Never Happened…

 

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is all set for a spectacular sneak peek performance of “Sonny’s Place” Memorial Day weekend.

After giving over 175 wonderful performances since 2002, Sonny’s Place arrives in Atlanta for a grand appearance. A stunning musical masterpiece composed by visionary Vincent E. Kee. This brilliant production is a show case of artists portraying an assortment of some of the greatest jazz, swing & blues legends of all time. The sneak peek performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival is just a small taste of what’s to come. Sonny’s Place national tour launches September 14, 2010.

The dynamic cast members will portray the legendary Billie Holiday, Satchmo Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughan, Comedian Moms Mabley & Count Bassie!!!

Brief Synopsis:

After philandering bar owner/notorious gangster/ song–n-dance man/ songwriter/ Sonny Bumpy Johnson is shot in 1956 by his wife, something unexpected happens. 50 years later (2006) Sonny & fellow Ghosts of legendary Jazz, Swing & Blues singers appear to sing his incredible never heard music at his club. The likenesses of Moms Mabley, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Cab Calloway, Satchmo and others belt out his original tunes to a Donald Trump-Type Billionaire in efforts to keep his club from being demolished!

This refreshing side splitting comedy will keep you laughing. The electrifying music and over the top choreography will keep you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet to the very end! This production captures the essence of the music and legendary performers who paved the way for artists today.

Produced by Broadway Bound Productions. With original direction by Vincent E. Kee.

Sonny’s Place will play the Punch Line Comedy Club in Atlanta, GA, September 14, 2010. This will be a Black Tie Fundraiser Affair (Supper Club Theatre Style).

Press release issued by EOTM Radio & Media, LLC and Broadway Bound Productions. For media inquiries please contact Carla Barnes @ (678)548-9466 or Veronica McCallister @ (646)713-9327. Email: pr@eotmradio.com.

 

What Your Company Can Expect From EOTM PR

In Public Relations on May 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

What level of support should you expect from EOTM?

That’s difficult to answer since each client’s needs and program goals are different. However, there are some basic levels of support you should expect from EOTM, regardless of your situation or goal.

First of all, you should expect objective counsel and recommendations, not “yes” persons. When you’re wrong, we strongly disagree with you and when you’re right, we agree just as strongly.

Next, you should have counsel that is continually prodding you into action, not vice versa. Nothing is worse than continually having to go to the agency to ask whether or not you should be doing something in this or that area. Your public relations counsel at EOTM will be continually searching for opportunities for you to promote your image and industry position.

At EOTM, you will be provided with a public relations program that includes objectives and accountable benchmarks. Writing and placing an agreed upon number of major industry trend, technical, technology or op-ed articles, carrying out a similar schedule of one-on-one editorial or market research interviews during the month, producing a marketplace newsletter on a monthly or bimonthly basis and similar programs are means to achieving your objectives. Objectives are detailed and measurable goals. And whether your objective is to increase your share in a particular market segment, open a new market or position yourself a certain way within the industry, your public relations counsel should be able to show you how tasks completed on your behalf have moved you closer to your predetermined goal.

What does a good public relations program include ?

EOTM recommends and use what we call an intermedia mix because regardless of whether you’re using advertising, public relations or marketing/sales support, you’re communicating. And all of your communication has one ultimate objective…to sell something (the company, a product or service) to someone.

The EOTM Intermedia Mix Chart

A good public relations plan includes a broad range of efforts and activities which must work in conjunction with your advertising and marketing/sales support programs. All of these tools have to work together to achieve a common corporate and marketing goal. They all have to be working in the same direction and with the proper mixture and timing. If they don’t, time, money and effort are wasted.

Chart of PR Activities

Too often public relations activities are thought of in terms of news releases and product announcements. Both of these activities are important to the company’s programs but are relatively minor in terms of the overall efforts and plans.

Public relations and publicity go far beyond the simple news release. If public relations activities are carried out efficiently and effectively for the company there can be some dramatic results.

How much editorial exposure should a new product receive?

That depends on the merits of the product and the amount of time alloted the agency. There are essentially two classes of products that should be considered here. The first is a major new product which your organization has spent considerable time, money and effort in developing. The second category is products less significant to the marketplace and your firm.

Given sufficient time, we like to gain maximum and extended press coverage for a major new product. This includes:

  • Major new product article ( including cover treatment if possible) with one publication on an exclusive basis
  • Major technical article on the product and the company’s innovations written by the agency and bylined by a senior engineer in an industry-specific publication
  • Featurette coverage with 2-3 industry publications immediately after the cover feature appears
  • Series of management and technical interviews with key local editors immediately prior to feature and featurette coverage in business, financial, trade and user press arenas
  • Product/service release and backgrounder written and distributed by the agency to all pertinent media with appropriate quality photography
  • Industry trend articles written by the agency and bylined by senior management
  • User case study articles, researched, written and placed by the agency

 This kind of publicity can give a new product six to nine months worth of solid press coverage.

For a secondary new product, which will neither warrant nor receive major new product or technology coverage, we recommend starting at the featurette level. This squeezes as much quality editorial coverage as possible out of the new product.

How involved should the company be in the new product and other public relations activities?

This is about a 50/50 proposition.

You have to provide all of the input, including documentation and any applicable interviews, etc. With that information and insight, EOTM can write quality articles that properly project your company, the products, the programs, the technology and your perception of industry trends. Our goal is to ensure your key message comes across.

 What kind of editorial activity should an agency carry out for movie premieres or stage plays?

In many instances, a theatrical play or movie premiere is the deadline management needs to get a product out of development and into production.

This process starts with a comprehensive and attractive press kit that includes:

  • Stock and user photos
  • Summary news releases
  • Production/technology backgrounders
  • Location backgrounders
  • Company backgrounder

 

After the written materials are produced, we generally focus on setting up a series of interviews.

 What kind of guarantees should a client expect from EOTM on article placements, releases or interviews?

If you believe any agency that guarantees the placement of articles, releases or interviews, then you will be in for a major let down.

You don’t get a guarantee from your lawyer that he’s going to win a case, from a salesperson that they are going to double your sales or from an engineer that he or she is going to develop the next quantum leap forward in technology.

A reputable agency though will only plan and carry out those activities they are highly confident they can achieve. That means they won’t recommend the development of an article they don’t feel they can place or an activity they don’t feel will have a positive impact on your sales and profits.

EOTM will only recommend those things that will achieve mutually agreed upon objectives. We do not practice at our client’s expense; part of our satisfaction is seeing positive results for our client.

How much should a sound public relations program cost a company?

First of all, sound public relations efforts don’t cost a company, they are an investment in the firm’s market position and image and this will translate into increased sales. We’ve seen one too many organization invest $500,000 to develop a product that they think will sell itself.

The investment in a sound public relations program varies; EOTM uses two different compensation schedules. They include:

  • A base counseling fee with all activities/projects billed at an hourly or project fee rate plus out-of-pocket expenses billed at cost
  • Flat fee for all agency time and activities plus out-of-pocket expenses billed at cost

 Over the years, we have evolved to the flat fee approach since it doesn’t produce any financial surprises to management or their accounting when special opportunities arise that we want to take advantage of for the client. And since we only work with companies we can be partners with we don’t mark-up outside purchases. Our goal is to consistently do the best job at the lowest possible cost, free of any consideration of additional compensation from agency mark-up.

Certainly, the fee is based on time and activity. But it also means we focus on results, not how long the meter has been running. A program will generally include:

  • Research and writing any number of news releases a month
  • All special issue/special report activities including interviews and articles
  • Development and placement of one or more major articles a month (technical, technology, industry trend, end user case study)
  • Setting up, coordinating and following up on local editorial meetings throughout the month
  • Complete support at major trade shows, theatrical events, seminars, etc
  • Unlimited counsel
  • At least one annual editorial tour
  • External newsletter/magazine research, writing and production coordination
  • And similar activities/efforts

 

We look forward to helping to create long term success in all your companies endeavors! 

Carla Barnes

Program Director/Head of Marketing & Branding

Queens of Internet Radio Show

(A broadcast of EOTM Radio & Media, LLC)

Direct (678)548-9466

Fax (678)705-7065

carlab@eotmradio.com

Getting into the Media Spot Light

In Public Relations on April 18, 2010 at 12:14 am

EOTM understands that not all PR placements are created equal and that companies need to secure press with a purpose – to affect the bottom line. With offices on both coasts – in Los Angeles and New York City, the EOTM Public Relations team has cultivated an unparalleled network of top tier editorial contacts that know our names and answer our calls.

The EOTM team is a group of savvy, extremely connected, award-winning PR professionals with a proven track record for providing clients with top-tier media results. We are foodies, guerilla marketers, out of the box thinkers and night owls, and, most importantly, we are your core demographic. EOTM focuses on clients we are passionate about and that resonate with us. Our team embodies the brands we represent. And who better to have telling the story of your business than someone who truly believes in it, who lives it?

The EOTM team is creative, smart, spirited, honest and above all, hard-working.

EOTM digs in and gets down to business to get to know our clients and their customers inside and out. We serve as an extension of our clients’ internal sales and marketing team.

We don’t believe it’s about spin and we’re definitely not about fluff. We believe it’s about storytelling. And if you have a good story, we make sure we tell the right people.

EOTM’s targeted, thoughtful approach to PR has earned us a reputation as a resource for media across a broad spectrum of top tier media outlets nationwide. Our experienced team is well versed in representing first-class, entertainers, entrepreneurs and small to midsize business clientele.