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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Holiday Closing Alert!

Independence Day (July 4th), 2020 

(And a notice about phone calls.) 

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for the 4th of July!

That means we're going to be closed, Friday-Monday, July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2020.

And please, don't forget why we honor Independence Day. 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the week of the 5th July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.