Something Good in Memphis

Memphis' newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, featured FTP's owner TJ Jefferson for FTP's 2nd Annual "Simply Giving Project". It read:

 

T.J. Jefferson has been nominated for recognition in MIFA's Something Good in Memphis campaign by Ieshea Hartwell.

 

Hartwell writes: "Because of our city's growing recognition for entrepreneur development and support, T.J. Jefferson recently moved her business from Atlanta to Memphis. Already she has a holiday giving project under way to collect clothes, shoes, food and money for our community. She is from Memphis and is so happy to bring her business to her hometown. For reasons like this, there are good things going on in Memphis, and she wants to be part of that positive community."

 

CREDIT: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/dec/22/something-good-in-memphis/

FTP Asks Memphians to Simply Give

MEMPHIS, Tenn- Fresh Touch Publicity (FTP) kicked off its 2nd Annual “Simply Giving Project” Nov. 1st, in which Memphians are asked to donate clothes, shoes, food, and money to the Serving In Christ Outreach Ministry (SICOM). These items are considered urgent need items because SICOM, a nonprofit organization, receives requests daily from people in the community needing them.

 

TJ Jefferson, owner of FTP, felt that it was important to partner with an organization that is in direct contact with the community on a regular basis. Fortunately, SICOM gives food and clothes to the people in the community throughout the year since 2010 when the organization was founded by Memphian Lashanta Rudd. The SICOM facility, headquartered in the Orange Mound area, has a computer room, food pantry, and clothing room to store donated items.

 

“When I was visiting the SICOM facilities, I witnessed someone calling in need of clothes for a job interview,” Jefferson said. “That confirmed that the ‘Simply Giving Project” was necessary.”

 

The “Simply Giving Project” runs from Nov. 1st through Nov. 26th online and items can be dropped off at 2546 Deadrick Ave and monetary donations can be made securely on SICOM’s website at www.ServingInChrist.weebly.com.

 

The sponsors are local small businesses- RichED Consults, an education consulting firm, Cocky Cutz, a barber shop and Kreative Kustom Wear, a graphic t-shirt printing company.

FTP MOVES TO MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fresh Touch Publicity (FTP), an Atlanta-based public relations firm, has relocated to Memphis. The firm's founder, TJ Jefferson, listed the city’s growing recognition for its entrepreneur development and support as a primary reason for the move. Though FTP will be headquartered in Memphis, the company still will maintain client accounts in Atlanta and other cities.

 

Forbes Magazine ranked Memphis No. 11 as “Best Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs” in 2011. The magazine also ranked the city as the fourth “Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads” in 2012. The Blues-loving city is also the home of nationally known companies such as FedEx and International Paper and successful home-grown businesses, such as Neely’s barbecue restaurants.

 

In addition, the city also offers several programs for emerging entrepreneurs. Jefferson said programs like EmergeMemphis and LaunchMemphis not only mentor business startups and existing companies, but also have the potential to connect FTP with potential clients and other networking opportunities.

 

“I’ve always kept up with what’s going on around Memphis,” Jefferson said. “In the last couple of years, Memphis’ name has been increasingly mentioned around business circles and I feel this move puts us in direct proximity with the growing small businesses there. And since Fresh Touch doesn’t represent celebrities, Atlanta will not miss us.”

 

Jefferson, a Memphis native, started the company in 2011. As an outlet for the Tennessee State University graduate to integrate her creativity, background in journalism, love for people, and helpful nature, Fresh Touch Publicity offers traditional public relations, branding, marketing, graphic design, web site design and social media services.

 

Check out FTP, visually, via Instagram: search and follow @FreshTouchPublicity.

Twice Media Productions Sign with FTP

HOUSTON- Twice Media Productions, LLC (TMP), a Houston-based multimedia company specializing in photography and video production, has signed on with Fresh Touch Publicity as a client. While Twice Media Productions is relatively new to the Houston area, the company isn’t new to the multimedia industry, with such top-name clients as Houston’s Defender Media Group and Nashville’s Freedom Forum Diversity Institute.

 

"As a new business owner, I recognized not only how important it was for my business to gain exposure, but also how difficult it was to do everything on my own,” said Tiffany Williams, owner of Twice Media Productions. "One of the reasons I chose Fresh Touch Publicity was their willingness to help. Before becoming a client, I asked a few questions about what one should look for when seeking PR representation. Without question or bias, I was given a prompt, thorough answer. To me, that said a lot about their work ethic and commitment to helping others succeed."

 

Twice Media Productions is taking clients seeking a videographer or photographer for their events such as weddings, product launches, business workshops, professional employee headshots or promotional videos for businesses. To book TMP, call 832.390.0559 or visit www.twicemediaproductions.com and fill out the online form. For press interviews, contact Fresh Touch Publicity at 404.913.2122.