Jackson Ellis, or Mr. JE, is the go-to guy for all your entertainment and marketing needs.
Since 2003, Mr. JE has been planning and executing a wide array of events from fundraisers for his Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to the celebration of the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. He has been intricately involved in many of the biggest happenings in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Whether someone wants to find a show featuring a live band, the next fashion extravaganza, or an event for building a business, Mr. JE can point him or her in the right direction. Defining himself as the “Entertainment Concierge,” this young entrepreneur says he has “all the information that you need, existing relationships with businesses, entrepreneurs; I save you the time, effort, energy and money.”
Mr. JE found his calling as a student at Fresno State University, throwing fundraising ventures for initiation dues to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and as a marketing assistant for The Fresno State Athletic Corporation. He says, “I started learning the business side of what it takes to throw a successful event. It showed me that if you put the right selection of things together, it makes what your doing a lot more successful.”
Mr. JE has been enjoying the success of many of his entertainment ventures, including the celebration of the 2008 Presidential Election of President Barack Obama, one of his most memorable events in conjunction with Everett & Jones in Jack London Square and local Obama supporters.
Most recently, he and business partners Jareem Gunter and DJ D Sharp celebrated the third year anniversary of their weekly show and networking mixer, Monday Soul. While this event builds a platform for aspiring artists to perform, Mr. JE is also building an empire. He started his company, JE Media Group in 2006, with the idea to do it all, from planning to booking, marketing and executing events.
“What you don’t see is where you decide to market and to whom you decide to promote [your event] ,” he said. “I can do all that, but all those things are a part of any type of project.”
“There’s an actual industry that fits what you’re interested in. You have to experience things and learn what you want to do, then network your way into it. It’s a work in progress.”
You can visit Jackson Ellis at www.facebook.com/jackson.d.ellis or www.twitter.com.jemediagroup.