Atlanta-based entrepreneur and publicist Jason Hardy has been on a meteroric rise over the past few years. Hardy has become known as someone to call on for aspiring and emerging artists seeking “next-level” results. Hailed by Root Magazine as “one to watch” in 2013, Hardy has adroitly made his way to the head of the class with his succesful PR firm.
Since the launch of his boutique PR firm, The J. Hardy Agency in 2007, Hardy has transformed the careers of relatively unknown artists. At age 30, Hardy has already accumulated more than 11 years of expertise that has been spurred on by his stellar reputation for professionalism and his ability to propel his clients into mainstream recognition.
He has forged lasting relationships with artists through contract, as well as a la carte services crafting and executing aggressive publicity and grassroots niche marketing campaigns. Hardy has become known as one of the hardest working publicists in the faith-based and mainstream entertainment industry.
While under contract with the J. Hardy Agency, Hardy landed the season 2 winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and Image Award-nominated pop group , Committed, an appearance on NPR Morning Edition. The two-hour newsmagazine airing weekdays and hosted by David Greene is public radio’s most listened-to program and the highest rated and most popular radio show in America, according to NPR with more than 13 million weekly listeners. This was no small feat because the show has hosted only five or six faith-based musical acts in its 70-plus year history.
Hardy’s most recent success can be illustrated with Trinity Dawson whose freshman album, “With All I Am” debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, landing at No.4 while also making an impressive showing on Billboard’s combined Christian/Gospel Top Albums chart and the all-genre Independent Albums chart. Dawson’s “With All I Am” achieved the third highest charting debut by a new gospel artist.
Other achievments include Grammy-nominated super girl trio of sisters, Virtue, groundbreaking interracial female duo AsOne, breakout inspirational pop soul artist Royce Lovett, emerging Gospel soul band, SENSERE and media campaigns for rising music executive Marquis Boone. Hardy also served on the PR team (spearheaded by D3 Entertainment) that contributed to the enormous success of the Kendrick Brothers’ “War Room” which shattered box office records last August as he handled AA Urban (African American Urban) publicity efforts.
With 2016 right around the corner, it appears that the sky is the limit for Hardy who has developed a penchant for helping clients realize their dreams.
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