Thursday, July 09, 2020

Bankable Creating

It's not show art, it's show business ... There's creating, and then there's creating that actually makes money. This is not a do-it-yourself kind of industry. Get expert professional guidance and representation.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Special Post By Publicist R. J. Garis

One of the clients I am most proud to have had the honor of representing is Nichelle Nichols from the Star Trek TV series and films ...  In 1966 Dr. Martin Luther King went to visit Nichelle who was then playing Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. It was the height of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X had been assassinated, yet every week, Americans watched a black woman on television. She wasn't playing a background role, but a lieutenant, one of the leaders on a Starship. However, after Season 1, Nichols wanted to quit the show to go back to Broadway - but Dr. King convinced her otherwise and she stayed. Nichelle told Dr. King she wished she could be marching out there alongside him. King replied, 'No, no, no,  you don't understand. We don't need you to march. You are marching. You are reflecting what we are fighting for.'

Autograph: "R J, A galaxy of blessings to the Garis Family of which I am delighted to be a member" - Nichelle Nichols

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Post Covid Travel Tips

Here is an article we just got for our client - 2X Emmy winning TV host and travel expert, Christina Cindrich (link below). Some great tips for traveling post-pandemic.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Play For Longevity - Chess Not Checkers

Ditto ... "It’s a combination of thinking long term and putting in the work. We work hard. And, you know, if you’re negotiating with someone, you’re going to be negotiating with them six months down the line, so you can’t burn the bridge. And if you’re going to take care of someone, take care of them. If something bad comes along, don’t look at it in the moment, look at it as what it will mean five years down the line. This is an opportunity for you to make the right decision. The other secret of longevity, which I say to my clients and artists and friends, is don’t think you’re bigger than the moment. Being a star, it’s hard to get there, you’ve got to maintain it to hold on to it."

-- Scooter Braun --

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tips For Shooting Great Marketing Videos

I sat down with Connecticut Innovations to discuss professional tips for shooting better marketing videos! Thanks so much for the great interview. Read more below! Publicist - RJ Garis
Posted by Michael Grecco on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

This Is Magic

Just released. Amazing talent, music and work by cinematographer / editor, Chris Garis. You can feel Tom Petty's magic in this for sure.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Is Your Media Game On?

Radio, TV and print media are not taking any breaks! In fact, there are more interview and feature opportunities now than before Covid-19 because so much is closed. For example, we just booked a radio interview for an author client on a show that has 4.4 million listeners! Think that's good for book sales? In other words, now is NOT the time to be standing still. Smart entrepreneurs, authors and experts are using this as an opportunity to get a major edge on the competition. We are helping our clients affordably reach millions of people. Interviews are being safely done by phone, Skype and Zoom. So, don't let this be downtime - get you media game on!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Interact To Get Noticed

If you want to win on social media, interact often with the people you most want to notice you. Build a relationship. Just lurking gets you nowhere.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Amazing Celebrity Photos

"I always look for weaknesses in the market and try to turn them into opportunities where a new brand can be created....
Posted by Michael Grecco Photography on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Friday, April 03, 2020

A Brief Window Is Coming

Your chance for that fun and exciting dream job is coming up! When this shut-down ends - EVERY business that had to let people go will be hiring. You can likely move up to a better company or into an entirely new line of work. Many jobs that were once almost impossible to get will suddenly open up. The hiring equation will flip - instead of 50 applicants for five openings, it will be 50 openings for five applicants. Use this time to prepare. Polish up your resume, and make a strategic target list of where you would most like to work. Clean up your social media (yes, potential employers look), take some professional photos and present the image of a person working in the job you are seeking. In other words, be ready to move very fast when the doors open again. This is literally going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity! If you need some personal image advice - we're here.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Relationships In Crisis

Being confined at home is causing many couples to argue like never before, and even seek divorce. What's up with that? Don't let this crisis destroy your relationship! Here is an excellent interview we just got for our client - Psychologist, Author and Relationship Expert - Dr. David Simonsen. These tips may help you personally or someone you know in this situation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Here is a very inspiring interview we got for our client Christina that just came out today. These tips can help everyone. Give it a listen (click the pic).

Friday, March 20, 2020

This Will Up Your Mood

Lindsay is a personal friend of R. J. Garis, and a very talented artist. She and her band "Mona Speaks Mountains" just dropped a new music video. This song totally rocks!! Give it a play. Full screen it!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Ramp Up Your Book Publicity

Authors - People are stuck at home right now. They are looking for books to read. Our author clients are reporting a surge in book sales. Now is the time for your publicist to ramp up your publicity and promotion.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Don't Do This!

With the current Coronavirus emergency, it has become painfully obvious which people and businesses are using auto-posting services for their social media. Many of the posts are very inappropriately timed, and clearly insensitive. Extremely bad PR. Not to mention, it is outing all the auto posters!

Friday, March 06, 2020

Mainstream Media Still Holds The Real Power

Social media is great - but you still have to get mainstream interviews to break through on a major level, and to attain true credibility.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Talent Without Drive Goes Nowhere

#1 Thing I look for in a future winner is DESIRE....period You can’t teach it and you can’t give it to somebody....
Posted by Ed Mylett on Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Real Truth

Most small businesses focus on just sales - not branding.
That's why they stay small.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Article - Publicity Secret

Here is an article just published on the LinkedIn Network about generating free publicity, and social media attention (link below). If you know someone who would find this helpful - please share.