1. Who are Raquel Figlo and Ebony Jeanette?
Ebony Jeanette: My bio says “Ebony Jeanette is a major force in the North American rock and metal world and has dedicated her working life to nurturing and promoting the music that she loves. Over the course of her decade on this side of the desk in the music industry, she has held posts as the in-house publicist for two of the worldâs foremost extreme heavy metal record labels: Century Media Records (Sony) and Prosthetic Records. Additionally, Ebony is a singer and music journalist whose work has been featured in Music Connection Magazine, Substream Magazine, SonicBids, New Noise Magazine, and more.” I say yes to all of the above and at my core, Iâm just a metalhead who loves helping other metalheads spread good and heavy music all around the world.
Raquel Figlo: Raquel Figlo doesn’t just play by the rules â she creates them. And it’s worked for the past 15 years, leveraging her industry connections.
InÂ one phone call, Raquel canÂ set up interviews with the hottest magazines domestically and internationally.Â Raquel works fast to launchÂ a brand from awareness to influencer. Her credible and authentic partnerships are the instrumental keys to her clients’ success. The question is â how far do you want to reach?
Raquel Figlo Public Relations is an agency of creative thinkers that propel interesting brands to the next level. Raquel Figlo and her team are committed to bringing your goals and objectives to fruition with high enthusiasm and commitment. We go beyond emails and tap into the right connections, giving you the right kind of news. Through crafting a consistent story, we build you a share-worthy identity, culture, and distinguished brand voice.
Raquel Figlo and her team can do a lot. But if there’s one thing they rock at, it’s positive publicity.Â
2. What types of brands, bands, and others have you worked with?
EJ: In addition to my previous roles as the in-house publicist for Century Media Records (Sony) and Prosthetic Records and Street Smart Marketing, Iâve also represented, under my own firm Ebony Jeanette PR, the following heavy metal and hard rock bands and management companies: Broken Hope, DME Management, Johnny Wore Black, Angels Cut, Lost In Atlantis, It Lies Within, Against The Grave and Anova Skyway.
Outside of the genres of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Iâve worked with The Ohio State University Hip Hop Music Conference, Foster House Music, and Daddy-O. Full roster available at ebonyjeanette.com.
RF: RFPR is the go-to girl for music, entertainment, lifestyle brands, and cannabis.I have built a career of working with unique brands. I specialize in hard rock and heavy metal bands, which is my passion, but I also represent fashion and cannabis clients. I am the cheerleader for the clients I love in avariety of industries, but their one common denominator is they are all unique with an authentic story for me to tell.
3. Why is it good to get publicity now, rather than when the world opens up for everyone?
EJ: Media and news coverage do not stop due to a pandemic. Publicity is essential for any release or event to have trackable success. In many ways, the world has begun opening up and digital opportunities never completely shut down so it’s better to get traction now while things are on the quieter side rather than wait until there is a rush of releases and events to compete with.
RF: With so many people at home listening to podcasts, reading blogs, watching tv, and scrolling through social media, now is the time to build up brand awareness.
I utilized this time to update my website, start a monthly newsletter and reconnect with colleagues and friends.I also took time to take a break and refocus on myself and what I want moving forward.