Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Kent.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jasmine. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
LoveJasPR.com was started at Virginia Commonwealth University to chronical my life as a student, intern, and Campus Manager of The BlackSheep Online. After college, I moved back home to Washington, DC to find work. I took several freelance gigs and worked contract jobs while neglecting the blog. In 2015, I moved to LA but kept my grandmother (my right hand) words in mind, “you can change your location but you always take yourself with you”. Moving to Los Angeles was the chance for me to flourish into who I was called to be – a light for other creatives.
As I worked full-time in brand marketing at two agencies, I worked to build LoveJas Media on the side. I stuck with LoveJas to pay homage to my college blog and inspire others that patience, growth, and timing makes all the difference when building a brand. LoveJas Media tells the story of moving through challenges to create meaningful work that comes from the heart.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I suffer from depression and it wasn’t until a few years ago when I told myself that I’m tired of the ups and downs and not being able to take control of my mental state, that I started to make a change. I questioned how far along would I have been if I was treated for depression in High School or even College. I went to a great therapist who taught me techniques to stay strong even when I feel weak. Every day isn’t rainbows but I search for the pot of gold.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about LoveJas Media – what should we know?
LoveJas Media works with creative entrepreneurs, filmmakers, arts organizations, and small businesses to build marketing strategies that authentically reach diverse audiences. We serve as a creative marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, content production, as well as project and event management. And LoveJas Media shares unique points of view and experiences to reach new audiences and encourage storytelling through various media platforms.
We are currently planning the 2019 Entertainment Summit for Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals which will cover the future of Film/TV, Sports/e-Sports, Music, and Tech as well as facilitating a relationship between Black Public Relations Society- Los Angeles and local universities and colleges.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Carla Santiago, Co-Founder of UNCMMN and I connected as being the only people of color in a white male-dominated agency. We worked together to find our truth and our voice to curate a career to celebrate diversity.
I’ve gained a lot of wisdom and understanding leading the Entertainment Committee of Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals with the help of Abby Woods and as a recently appointed board member of BPRS-LA, I look forward to learning from Shawn Turner and Latashia DeVeaux.
- Website: www.lovejasmedia.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/lovejasmedia
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveJasMedia
- Other: www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Creatives-Hub