Pip Wynans Joins PLA Media As Sr. Social Media/Marketing Consultant
Pip Wynans has been named Senior Social Media and Marketing Consultant at PLA Media. Wynans’ background includes expertise in User Generated Content (UGC) creation, digital marketing, branding and influencer marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor in International Relations, with an emphasis in Korean Language and Culture, as well as a Masters in Global Entertainment and Music Business from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. She is also trilingual, proficient in English, Spanish and Korean.
“I am learning so much from Pip daily seeing our ever-changing digital, marketing world through her eyes! With verve, she brings a fresh, curious approach to our campaigns and is already making a positive difference. Our clients absolutely love her,” says PLA Media founder and CEO, Pamela L. Lewis.
Jenny Tolman Partners With Operation Stand Down TN
Jenny Tolman is partnering with Operation Stand Down Tennessee to raise awareness and funds for their Operation Connect program, which supports efforts in outreach and suicide prevention for veteran men and women in 20 counties across the Tennessee region. In conjunction with the partnership, she will be releasing her new single dedicated to those who served for Veterans Day, “Timbuktu,” on Friday, Nov. 10.
Founded in 1993, Operation Stand Down Tennessee’s mission is the engage, equip and empower military veterans and their families through crisis, career and connection services. With offices in Nashville, Clarksville and Columbia, they serve veterans who may have significant needs like homelessness or financial crisis, to those recently transitioning from military service who need career assistance to veterans who need a connection to their community.
Country Music Hall Of Fame’s RJ Smith Wins Award For Chuck Berry Book
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum writer-editor RJ Smith was recently named a 2023 award winner for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Smith’s 2022 book Chuck Berry: An American Life (Hachette Books), was honored as a Best History winner for research in recorded rock or popular music.
Each year, the ARSC Awards are given to authors of books, articles or recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the very best work today in recorded sound research. In addition to his biography on Berry, Smith has written books about James Brown, photographer Robert Frank and Black Los Angeles in the 1940s. Prior to joining the staff of the museum, he was an editor at Los Angeles magazine and the Village Voice, and has written for GQ, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and LA Weekly.
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