Paul Jankowski

Paul Jankowski is the Chief Strategist at Nashville-based Access Brand Strategies (ABS). For over 20 years, he has provided branding services for some of the world's largest advertisers including Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch and Ford. ABS specializes in helping brands build relationships with consumers in the New Heartland. Prior to the re-launching of his agency, Jankowski served as Chief Marketing Officer for Memphis-based Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. He oversaw all aspects of global brand development. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, television, film, video and Internet projects. He was instrumental in the development of the Muhammad Ali brand plan. Muhammad Ali, Inc. is also owned by CKX. As Senior Vice President, Jankowski directed sales and marketing activity for HOST Communications' Affinity and Events Division. HOST was a top 5 sports marketing agency. He served as Vice President of Media Marketing for SFX Entertainment. SFX/Live Nation is the largest producer of live entertainment in the world. Before assuming his duties with SFX Entertainment, Jankowski was the Director of Marketing and Entertainment Relations/Worldwide for Gibson Guitar Corporation. Prior to his tenure at Gibson, he served as regional pop/urban promotion manager for MCA Records and SBK Records. He has created promotions for a variety of artists and athletes including: Beyonce, Evander Holyfield, Jo Dee Messina, Destiny's Child, Nelly, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Elton John, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Mary J. Blige, Bell Biv DeVoe and Meatloaf. Jankowski helped establish, and served as Chairman of the TJ Martell Foundation/Nashville for 10 years as a volunteer. He was a certified NFL agent from 2005 through 2007. He received an Advertising/Communications degree from the University of Tennessee/Knoxville and he and his wife of 21 years have four children.

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