About Just Jay

Dr. Jameelah “Just Jay Wilkerson, aka the Digital Promo Genius, is dedicated to utilizing all of her resources in aiding the advancement of businesses large and small. Just Jay is a loyalist who believes excellent character and values are at the core of every relationship. On September 3, 2019, Lagos University International honored Jameelah with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa.

Born in Muncie, Indiana, Dr. Wilkerson has showcased her skills as a business professional, certified business coach, marketing consultant, web designer, graphic designer, and songwriter for over two decades.

Dr. Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson is a partner at THM Media Group and Kannon Entertainment “The Home of the Bomb Music”, the President of Marketing for Palm Tree Entertainment (www.PalmTreeEnt.com), whose artists include Soulja Boy, I Love Memphis, Buck Nasty and more. She is also the CEO/Publisher of Raynbow Affair Magazine (www.raynbowaffair.com), and The Hype Magazine (www.thehypemagazine.com).

Founded in 2002, Just Jay grew The Hype Magazine from a one-page newsletter into a major print media outlet, adding retail print outlets in 2013. Within the first few years on shelves in major retailers in the United States and Germany, Hype has captured “Magazine Publication of the Year” at multiple award shows. Covering “News from Hip-Hop to Hollywood, The Hype Magazine’s diverse content has made it an entertainment industry powerhouse on multiple continents.

Jameelah Wilkerson is an author, serial entrepreneur and business executive that has carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. 2022 has been a particularly great year for “Just Jay” and she is still pushing her initiative Self Esteem through Entrepreneurship. The aim of the program is to help attendees develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed to attain and maintain a strong presence in a competitive marketplace.

“Just Jay” also released two books on Amazon entitled How To Get Maximum Results In Minimum Time and Ignite Your Lyfe.

As a business leader and top publisher, Jameelah has received the following nods:

Black Only Awards – CEO of The Year 2021, Indie Mega Fest Atlanta – Media Icon Award 2021, MGM Majestic – Maverick Award 2021, 4th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop & Fashion Awards– Female Industry MVP 2021, 5th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop – Industry Executive of The Year 2021, Trailblazer Award 2016 – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, 6th & 7th Annual SCM Awards – Magazine Publication of The Year 2014-15, Proclamation – City of Atlanta – 2014 and the Skyway Production – Outstanding Mentorship 2015.

Born in Muncie, Indiana, Jameelah has led her company with her expertise in multiple areas. Over the years, Jameelah expanded her legacy after her mother’s death, concentrating more on the business side to make her mother feel proud of her. Along with the magazine titles, she has also added acquisitions in the streaming television and radio spaces.

Press Reviews

Voyage ATL: http://voyageatl.com/interview/exploring-life-business-with-jameelah-wilkerson-of-the-hype-magazine/

Medium:  https://medium.com/@realjdobypr/new-book-release-from-celebrated-publisher-jameelah-wilkerson-fec55a27b0ba

The Hype Magazine – Top 5): Hip Hop Blogs | List of Blogs for Rap Music & Urban Culture – Ranker: www.ranker.com/list/hip-hop-blogs/blogloblaw

Feedspot Top 10 Hip Hop Music Magazines: https://blog.feedspot.com/hip_hop_music_magazines

Vivid Seats’ Top Rap And Hip Hop Blogs: https://www.vividseats.com/blog/best-rap-hip-hop-blogs

Sociable: http://sociable.co/web/independent-magazines-still-flourishing

Killerstartups.com: http://killerstartups.com/startup-reviews/do-believe the-hype

DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA

Certified Business Coach

JAMEELAH WILKERSON SKILLS

Web Design
Graphic Design
Branding/Marketing
Certified Business Coach

PRESS AND INTERVIEWS

 

 

PROCLAMATION – City of Atlanta

AWARDS

Black Only Awards – CEO of The Year 2021

Indie Mega Fest Atlanta – Media Icon Award 2021

MGM Majestic – Maverick Award 2021

4th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop & Fashion Awards- Female Industry MVP 2021

5th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop – Industry Executive of The Year 2021

Trailblazer Award 2016 – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

6th & 7th Annual SCM Awards – Magazine Publication of The Year 2014-15

Skyway Production – Outstanding Mentorship 2015

Medal For Outstanding Contributions

SONGWRITER – Registered with ASCAP 

RESUME

Marketing, PR and Design Strategist determined to meet or exceed goals on a consistent basis by utilizing creativity, strong interpersonal communications, organizational and presentation skills.

Qualification Summary

Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator and PowerPoint, Joomla and WordPress.

Marketing, PR and Design Strategist determined to meet or exceed goals on a consistent basis by utilizing creativity, strong interpersonal communications, organizational and presentation skills.

Work Experience

Engaging, Posting, Optimizing, Selling & Marketing Online:

Creating the right foundation and executing a plan for building a new audience, as you continue to maintain your existing one. Jameelah outlines the best branding, posting and marketing approaches to build your fan or customer base as you continue to engage your existing fans without coming off like spamming or overly selling. Jameelah discusses the ideas of setting up an editorial calendar, formatting your posts the right way for the right pages and how to get the best results from every single post in the short and long term. Content is king and content comes first, then following with a call to action, you engage and connect first, which allows the seller to be that much more effective.

Creating & Breaking down your Business Plan or Prospectus:

Simplifying, Defining & budgeting with the right details in order to fund your project. Jameelah breaks down the different elements and line items to add to a successful business plan and explain how the right plan will get you the right funding. From the smallest costs to the largest ones, Jameelah identifies and outlines how to get your plan underway, the crucial parts and the steps to begin to take even before you start soliciting or achieve funding. This is one of the talk titles that also digs into who to approach, how to sell and when to ask.

Realistic Sustainable Careers and the logistics of them today:

An expanded overview of the realities of maintaining in today’s business environment. Jameelah covers a broad overview of everything from creating and building to maintaining and enduring in the entertainment business or any business endeavor in the world of today. Taking into consideration all the changes that have happened, social media, the oversaturation of marketing, and those playing the hype game, this talk presents a solid blueprint to aim for sustainability on a realistic level. Whether you are creating it, selling it, promoting it, marketing it or buying it, the logistics and an understanding of the realities and environment of today is required.

Design, implement, and facilitate annual marketing strategies for the magazine. Support and facilitate the development and implementation of section business/marketing plans.

Plan and administer the magazine’s marketing operations budget; support development of regional marketing budgets and oversee the foundation of the charitable contribution.

Responsible for organizing and implementing client relations including client satisfaction surveys, client development activities, client skills training, and special events. Assist in strategic planning for client presentations.

Supervise the protocol process including writing proposals for new business; participated in planning and presentation sessions, when assigned. Communicating and working with the regional offices on designing and implementing prospecting and client contact systems.

Responsible for coordinating and producing magazine layouts and designs.
Provided graphic design and art direction for a variety of graphics products including ads, newsletters, report covers, annual reports, brochures, exhibit displays, maps, slide shows, and the governmental cable TV channel.

Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material. Copy, selecting the style, size of type, and arranging layouts based on available space, Knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts. Studied illustrations, photographs, and text to plan presentation of material, product or service.

Activity in reviewing the layout and suggesting improvements as needed. Also prepared the assembly of final layouts for printing, reviews, approved art, and copy materials. Provided expert analysis and input on other designs.

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