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Maggie Poulos

President
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With over 16 years experience within the music industry, Maggie Poulos currently helms Effective Immediately Public Relations. She has a proven track record of increasing public awareness of clients and their projects via individual, targeted and strategized press campaigns.Campaigns have historically included: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ GRAMMY winning Raising Sand, Fitz and the Tantrums, Spacehog, Dar Williams, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Pink Martini, CAKE, Minnie Driver, Helmet, Gedeon Luke and the People, Duncan Sheik, Tony Lucca and many other independent artists. Additionally, she has run campaigns for Storm Large’s memoir Crazy Enough, guitar manufacturer, First Act and independent films Platinum Rush and Mott Music.Maggie lives in Brooklyn and sings and plays guitar for The Crushes. Her favorite band is Fleetwood Mac.
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Meijin Bruttomesso

Senior Publicist
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Hometown: Agoura, California...Totally Valley.

Currently Lives In: Clinton Hill, No Sleep til Brooklyn

Favorite Pastime: It's a tie between rockin' out and workin' out!

Favorite Success Story: I'd rank putting together some shows for out-of-town bands, making their New York dreams somewhat of a reality, on the same level as winning first place at the science fair in high school.

Personal Hereos: The Rolling Stones, Brandon Boyd, and Johnny Depp.

Want To Be Remembered As: The one, the only, the best "rocker stalker."
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Annjelica Houston

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Hometown: Los Angeles

Currently lives in: Los Angeles

Favorite Pastime: Long distance running, reading, lip syncing in the car and being bossed around by my chihuahua, Sasha Fierce.

Favorite Food: Anything spicy and or savory!

Favorite Success Story: J.K Rowling; she made me believe in magic.

Personal Heroes: My mother, my father and Anita Baker.

I want to be remembered as: A loving, passionate and kind person with great taste in music.

Favorite Quote: “Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.” - Janet Fitch
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Evan Griffith

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Hometown: Manhattan, NY

Currently lives in: Manhattan, NY

Favorite Pastime: Producing new music!

Favorite Food: Popcorn

Favorite Success Story: Placed a new artist for a live taped studio performance on an NBC station

Personal Heroes: Clive Davis, Simon Cowell

I want to be remembered as: Someone who enables artists to achieve their dreams

Favorite Quote: "If music be the food of love, play on!" -Shakespeare
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Samantha Alaimo

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Hometown: Born in NY & grew up in Coral Springs, FL

Currently lives in: New York, NY

Favorite Pastime: Concerts, concerts, & more concerts

Favorite Food: Everything that's horrible for you

Favorite Success Story: Getting into an SNL taping with 3 of my friends.....on standby.....on my first try

Personal Heroes: My dad

I want to be remembered as: The girl who lived her life by the phrase YOLO

Favorite Quote: "It goes down in the DM" - Yo Gotti
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Adriana Sepulveda

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Hometown: Houston, TX

Currently lives in: Bushwick

Favorite Pastime: Craft markets and food markets
Favorite Food: Snacks!!

Especially chips and chocolate covered almonds

Favorite Success Story: Moving to/living in London for six months

Personal Heroes: Anyone who follows their passion/dreams

I want to be remembered as: A nice, thoughtful person who didn't stop until she found her place

Favorite Quote: "Are you two twins?" -people when they see my twin and me together
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Jenny Hossain

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Hometown: Queens, NY

Currently lives in: Queens, NY

Favorite Pastime: Going to amusement parks, beach boardwalks, and carnivals.

Favorite Food: TACOS + BURRITOS

Favorite Success Story: Work related- getting a Billboard premiere and a NY Times review. personal- becoming a confident public speaker.

Personal Heroes: Amy Poehler + Tina Fey

I want to be remembered as: a powerhouse

Favorite Quote: "Huge turn on: When people smell good and are hot. Sometimes spicy. Wrapped in tinfoil. Are actually burritos.” actual favorite quote… “What do you do when your foundation falls apart? I don’t know, they don’t teach you that in school.” - Stevo, SLC PUNK
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Kate Russell

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Hometown: Long Island, NY

Currently lives in: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite Pastime: Coffee drinking, comic reading, concert attending

Favorite Food: Waffles and milkshakes: a heavenly combination

Favorite Success Story: Interviewing various artists on the Vans Warped Tour every summer for six years and counting via TheMusicObsession.com

Personal Heroes: The Lonely Island

Favorite Quote: “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister
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Jordan Schatz

A&R
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Hometown: Long Island, NY
Currently Lives In: Manhattan, NY
Favorite Pasttime: Playing and seeing shows, music festivals.
Favorite Food: Falafel Sandwich
Favorite Success Story: Graduating and Coaching Dale Carnegie Training, Somehow surviving through 4 years of high school football.
Personal Heroes: Simon Cowell, Jon Bellion, Chris Martin
Favorite Quote: "I Put The Bubbles In The Tub So I Could Take A Bubble Bath" - Snoop Dogg
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John Tokarczyk

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Hometown: New City, NY
Currently Lives In: New City, NY
Favorite Pastime: Stage dives and loud music
Favorite Food: Veggie Burritos
Favorite Success Story: Dexter from The Descendents
Personal Heroes: Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim
I want to be remembered as: the G.O.A.T.
Favorite Quote: "Mom just give me a Pepsi, please. All I want is a Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me. All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me. Just a Pepsi." - Mike Muir
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Kristi Shinfuku

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Hometown - It' a little complicated... Just California would probably be best, but grew up in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan and Falkirk, Scotland as well as both Northern and Southern California.
Currently Lives In - Los Angeles
Favorite Pastime - Writing
Favorite Food - karaage made by my mom!
Favorite Success Story - It would be being a third degree blackbelt in the abacus
Personal Heroes - My parents
I want to be remembered as - loyal, independent, intelligent
Favorite Quote - 'Sa Da Tay'
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Billy Wales

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Hometown- Pennington NJ
Currently Lives In- Pennington NJ
Favorite Pastime- Learning, singing, playing and creating music
Favorite Food- Baked Ziti (Extra Cheese... Obviously)
Favorite Success Story- Winning 2nd place in an international Choral contest in Europe.
Personal Heroes- Jason Mraz is a personal hero of mine. His music is something that is ever changing and always embodies his message of peace, love , and respect for the world.
I want to be remembered by- the things I have accomplished and the effort put into each accomplishment.
Favorite Quote- "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe