January 26, 2012

GRAMMY/MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPERT RON ROECKER PROVIDES FUN FACTS AND INSIDER INISIGHTS -- BOOK HIM NOW!


"Ron is smart, savvy and the go-to guy for all things music and Grammys.  I can rely on him to deliver accurate, insightful expertise cued-up and ready-to-go;  I can count on him to be very engaging and entertaining. His on-air/on-camera delivery is effortless and charming!"                       -- Leeza Gibbons
, Emmy-winning TV Personality

“Ron is the GRAMMY Guy.” – Ryan Seacrest


THE GRAMMY AWARDS MADE SWEEPING, HISTORIC CHANGES EARLIER THIS YEAR & CUT ALMOST 30% OF ALL CATEGORIES
(FROM 109 CATEGORIES LAST YEAR TO 78 THIS SEASON)
                                               
Will Betty White Beat Fey’s “Bossypants” for Best Spoken Word Album?  Gaga is first artist in history to have the first three albums released all be nominated for Album of the year! More Fun Facts like that!

RON W. ROECKER – GRAMMY EXPERT/INDUSTRY INSIDER
20-Year Entertainment Industry Vet; former VP Comms & Artist Relations, GRAMMY Awards for six years; currently Founder & President, Entertainment PR & Brand Marketing Company Enfluence Group
  Recent Awards Shows/Outlets:
·      Featured on E! True Hollywood Stories for both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake; as well as specials, including “30 Celebrity Near Death Experiences,” and consulted for Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction.
·      Has been a guest on Leeza Gibbons’ nationally syndicated radio show “Hollywood Confidential” as well as Westwood One Radio Networks, ABC Radio Networks and numerous programs on Sirius/XM.
·      He has appeared on news and entertainment programs, including “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” E!, TV Guide Network, MTV, CNN, Extra, ”CBS Early Show,” as well as featured in international segments for outlets from Japan, China, UK, Latin America, and Canada, among others. 
·      Roecker was featured on E! Entertainment giving insight into last year’s Oscar campaigning, answering questions, including “Will Kutcher Kill Portman’s Chance for an Oscar?,”
·      Recently was Hollywood guest on Alycia Kaback’s “IT FACTOR” podcast currently available on iTunes.
·      Twitter: @enfluencer                         Blog: BeDifferently.com
 
54th GRAMMYs Topics & Tidbits
  • What was the rationale for the huge change in category structure and what categories have been completely omitted, which have been combined and/or renamed and why?
  • Why are there no longer “Best Female” and “Best Male” categories?
  • What’s the difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year? 
  • Who votes for the Grammys?  Did you know not everyone votes for every category – but everyone does vote on the same four categories (know what they are and why they do it this way?)
  • What is The Recording Academy doing to right and wrong when it comes to staying relevant?
  • Any idea what some new categories might be in the foreseeable future with challenges and opportunities facing the music industry?  Ron can tell you.

Ron can discuss GRAMMY history, politics, industry gossip, sales impact of nominations, categories, Artists/back stories behind the GRAMMYs, process/road to GRAMMYs, and more.

In-Depth Knowledge & On-Camera Experience
Ron has been inside, backstage and on stage with the entertainment and pop culture communities for the past 20 years, working with the biggest celebrities and brands in the world.   His knowledge, passion, wit, charisma and charm have made him the music go-to expert for breaking news, entertainment programming and original content development producers

Celebrity Insights
Celebrities with whom Ron has worked or is working Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Gwen Stefani, Common, Beyonce, Bono, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Twilight’s Booboo Stewart, Roberta Flack, Cher, Pete Wentz, Zac Efron, Ludacris, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Will.I.Am, Kanye West, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Patricia Heaton, Ricky Martin, Green Day, Jessica Simpson, Amy Grant, Queen Latifah, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Stevie Nicks just to name a few.

Bookings/                 Kimberly Moran                                                      Ron Roecker                                                                                       818.694.3103                                                           310.384l65
                                 Kimberly@enfluencegroup.com                ron@enfluencegroup.com