Veteran publicist Claire Cook has joined Average Joe’s Entertainment to handle publicity and artist development, combining forces with the newly hired Kristin Palmer. Most recently, Cook was Senior Director, Publicity, at Webster & Associates. Previously, an independent publicist through her own Cook Media & Marketing firm, Cook’s career in the music industry includes positions at Dreamcatcher Entertainment as Vice President, Media/Artist Relations; Magnatone Records as Publicity Director; Windsor Publications as Book Publicist and Capitol/EMI America in Los Angeles. Cook earned a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. Cook’s first official day at Average Joe’s Entertainment is Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
"I've known and worked with Claire for several years,” says Tony Morreale, V.P. of Marketing and Promotion at Average Joe’s Entertainment. “She's got a great reputation and embodies the Average Joe's spirit and I'm extremely pleased to announce that she's coming on board. Individually, both Claire and Kristin Palmer, who joined us a few days ago, are fantastic publicity/artist development and marketing professionals. Together, they'll be unstoppable in breaking new ground for the label and our artists."
"Average Joes has a different, fresh approach to the music business and I’m really energized and excited to be a part of that,” states Claire Cook. “I'm thrilled to join the AJE team."
About Average Joe’s Entertainment
Average Joe’s Entertainment launched in 2008 with flagship artist Colt Ford. Since its inception, the entertainment company has expanded to housing three labels, a management company, a publishing entity and a film and television production company. Run by CEO Shannon Houchins
, the Nashville-based entertainment company focuses on a grassroots approach, availability of product and cross-promotional opportunities to expand artist visibility. Average Joe’s Entertainment, including subsidiary labels AVJ Records
and Backroad Records
, is home to Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, Matt Stillwell, JB and the Moonshine Band, Rehab, The Lacs, Gabe Garcia, Lenny Cooper, Bubba Sparxxx, The Mud Digger Series
and Redneck Social Club
. For more information, visit www.averagejoesent.com