Ellyn leads the team at EI-PR navigating to successful outcome, PR campaigns for the stable of young, developing and stellar clients under the EI umbrella. She brings her wealth of experience in the music industry to her team in creative ideas, strategy and PR best practices.Ellyn began her career at the storied Rogers and Cowan 20 + years ago, ascending to positions at Atlantic Records and then to Epic Records/SONY Music for more than a decade. While at Atlantic, Ellyn successfully worked legacy artists such as Robert Plant, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Skid Row and others. At Epic Records she was part of a winning team responsible for leading the PR for culturally relevant artists such as Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine, legacy artists such as Alice Cooper and Jack Bruce among many others. Within Sony she was an integral part of breaking artists such as Celine Dion, Des’ree and others. As an independent publicist leading her Vermillion Media agency she worked with developing artists, independent artists and legacy artists such as the Black Crowes, specializing in branding, PR strategy, media training and story development for her clients. She brings rich experience to the Gramophone team and a well deserved reputation for being able to navigate press campaigns, artists and managers to a successful outcome. She has built media relationships with national TV, late night Television and other high end outlets such as the Associated Press, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Baeble, and many others. “I am proud of the team at EI. They have boundless enthusiasm, passion and great ears for music. Add to that their natural instincts in finding great stories, the media welcomes pitches and ideas from them. In the last year, EI has honed their stellar reputation in the press and continues to amass amazing looks, stories and premieres for our roster. The sky is the limit with this team.”
Meijin BruttomessoSenior Publicist
Meijin Bruttomesso, is a senior publicist at Effective Immediately having worked with EI clients over the past five years. A Yale graduate in psychology and music, and then a journalist for The Deli among others, Meijin quickly garnered credibility with her approach to working with bands. In addition to guiding PR efforts for EI, she also runs a successful booking company called Rocker Stalker. Meijin has ties in the NYC music scene as well as Nashville and her home town of LA. She loves to build relationships within these communities between artists, writers and promoters.
This is Annjelica’s second year working with Effective Immediately PR. In that short time she has successfully lead campaigns for a variety of different artists from varying genres and backgrounds including Kyle Bent, Oliver Riot, Brooke Aulani and others. With a creative ability to work closely with her clients, Annje is able to plan and implement the best strategy to secure relevant and compelling press coverage. When the Los Angeles native isn’t attending local shows, she can be found belting her heart out to 90’s pop at a karaoke bar.
John TokarczykSenior Publicist
Johnny Tokarczyk has been at Effective Immediately since January 2016. He has quickly advanced through dedication and hardwork to a senior publicist position. Johnny is known throughout the music community for his passion for the music and his strategic PR thinking for his clients. He is currently spearheading campaigns for EI including Stewart Copeland of The Police and the viral video success of Fame On Fire among many others. Johnny's love for punk rock, the DIY spirit and his other life as an indie musician gives him a unique perspective when approaching the media about his clients. He can always be found at shows all around the tri-state area, front and center yelling the words back at his favorite bands.
Kerry HarrisonSenior Publicist
Based in Los Angeles, Kerry Harrison comes to Effective Immediately from The Planetary Group, where she led PR campaigns for an array of artists including Savant, Mykki Blanco, DZ Deathrays and more. With each client, she passionately creates a clear, cohesive POV and consistently identifies press opportunities best suited for their image and goals. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kerry likes to stay involved in the local music scene by helping out a small Hollywood venue in her spare time. Kerry's love for music is apparent in her work, she loves helping up and coming artists achieve their dreams.
Henry Bainbridge comes to Effective Immediately from Partisan/Knitting Factory Records where he worked on marketing campaigns for Deer Tick, Cigarettes After Sex, Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Fela Kuti + more. He loves that he gets to spend each day working with passionate artists and enjoys finding creative angles to help each client stand out as much on paper as they do on record. Henry writes songs, raises a hound and explores the wild in his spare time.
Rodney comes to Effective Immediately PR after establishing his name within the New Jersey hip-hop scene. His blog, Garden State Hip-Hop is considered the state's leading hip-hop website and helped launch his career in music publicity. When he is not busy at EI he is producing live events for emerging hip-hop artists throughout the Tri-State area. This hip-hop fiend is the go-to-guy for everything involving the rap game.
Serge was born in Moscow, and migrated to the US at 13. He was born with a passion for all things music and began by writing birthday songs for his family instead of making gifts. As he matured, he transferred his passion into playing and writing music. Now he is putting his extensive knowledge into helping all of the EI clients he represents helping them to gain media exposure. When not at work, you can find Serge exploring his own love of music by continuing to play, write and sing.