JENSEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Jensen Communications, Inc. is a media, marketing and management firm specializing in public relations serving a diverse range of clients in entertainment, business, cause-related politics and the arts.
At JCI, the global management of outstanding artists, public figures, entertainment projects & events, cause related initiatives, corporate products and corporate branding is both a finely tuned art and a driving passion. Since its inception in 1982, JCI – founded by Michael Jensen – has conceived and executed well over one hundred major media relations and marketing campaigns that build widespread public and industry awareness and recognition far above and beyond the parameters of any specific project. JCI is recognized as a premiere boutique media, marketing and management firm with truly international reach, serving a diverse range of clients in the realms of music, media, new media, fine art, corporate business, independent film and progressive politics.
Michael Jensen, President/Founder
Michael Jensen is CEO/Founder of Jensen Communications, Inc. His core areas of expertise are music/entertainment, sustainability/clean energy, new media/technology, corporate initiatives, cause-related marketing, fine arts, progressive politics, education, crisis management and major international events.
Jensen began his career as a journalist for Knight-Ridder’s Star News in Pasadena. He moved to Columbia Records in 1977, rising to the post of National Director of Tours & Special Projects, where he managed media for the entire roster including Billy Joel, Journey, Toto, Santana, and Bruce Springsteen among many others. Jensen Communications is unique to the entertainment community as it has represented the interests of Carlos Santana and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young) for decades plus.
Michael Jensen and JCI have also contributed to many globally recognized, forward-thinking events and achievements including: entertainment liaise for President William Clinton’s first Inaugural in 1992; multiple projects for former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev including the launch of The Gorbachev Foundation in the U.S.; Jensen was also the co-creator of The State of the World Forum, handled media management for Billy Joel’s historic 1987 tour of the Soviet Union, and guided photographic book deals for Michael Collopy’s official biography for Mother Theresa and Architects of Peace among many other high profile events.
Jensen has received more than seventy awards, including five years of Reader's Poll Awards from Performance, over fifty platinum & gold record citations from the Recording Industry Association of America, and many civic and charitable commendations. He is a longtime social activist and supporter of non-profit organizations, and sits on the Board for Artists For A New South Africa, for whom he has the great honor of working alongside its friend and supporter Archbishop Desmond Tutu. All of JCI’s endeavors are driven by Michael Jensen’s passionate commitment to creating intelligent, influential campaigns and building meaningful relationships, public recognition and industry visibility for extraordinary individuals, companies and initiatives making a difference in their specific realms and on the global stage.
Erin Cook, Vice President of Public Relations
On board with Jensen Communications, Inc. since 2004, Erin Cook handles a diverse range of clients in the fields of music, film, event, literary, non-profit, and food and beverage.
Clients for which she serves, or has served include Carlos Santana, CSN, Stephen Stills, Yanni, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Black Country Communion, The Rides, Billy Talbot, Keb’ Mo’, Chef Grant MacPherson, Genesis Publications, the Blue Planet Summit (a world energy forum), the feature film Crazy, the film documentary Rock Prophecies, Casa Noble, Boot Campaign, RKS Guitars and RKS Design, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book, the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival, the Love Ride, and more.
Prior to joining JCI, Erin worked with veteran, award-winning producer Steve Golin’s innovative management and film, television and commercial production company Anonymous Content (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, The L Word, Babel, etc.).
A Northern California native, Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. During her studies, she also spent two semesters at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Ryan Romenesko, Director of Public Relations
Ryan Romenesko began at Jensen Communications as an intern in early 2010. Since then, he has graduated to Publicist, where he handles both public relations and management duties.
Over the course of his career, he has worked press campaigns with many of the world’s finest musicians, including Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, and Tommy Emmanuel. Since 2013, he has helped develop the careers of many up-and-coming groups, including GOODING and Red Light Saints.
Prior to coming to Jensen Communications, Ryan worked at Heid Music in Appleton, WI assisting with day-to-day operations. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Recording Technology from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.