Hi! I’m Susan Jacobs.
As a global event producer, strategist, writer, project manager, problem-solver, dot connector, and marketing/communications consultant, I've worked on projects in the U.S., Africa, Europe, and Haiti.
Giving voice to things that matter, raising awareness, and expanding perspective has been the heart and soul of who I am and what I do for more than twenty-five years.
My career began in the film and music business doing marketing, PR, and producing events. Ever since, I’ve been helping clients tell their story, gain visibility, and make an impact.
Along the way I’ve had the privilege to do unusual things including:
Brokered commodities deals in Haiti’s private sector and consulted with the Ministries of Tourism and Environment on how to expand tourism in an environmentally and infrastructure-challenged country
Secured Spike Lee his first New York Times interview
Was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 26 “Power Players” of the New York film industry
Created and implemented marketing and communication campaigns for Grammy and Oscar-nominees and winners
Was one of the first publicists to break independent film into the mainstream media
Produced a global screening and multi-part Facebook Live event from UNESCO headquarters in Paris on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Produced an international campaign to introduce western audiences to Angolan Kuduro music and dance for the son of the president of Angola
Produced an inauguration weekend extravaganza in Washington, D.C. when President Obama was first elected
Produced, did PR for, and competed in the PAPA World Pinball Championships (circa early 1990s - secured over one billion media impressions globally)
Produced a week-long, 5-borough series of concerts to raise money and awareness for New York City’s public hospitals that culminated with a tribute to George Clinton at the Apollo Theater
And much more...
Writer, Author, Storyteller
I'm an author and passionate storyteller. I’ve contributed a chapter to two books: the Amazon best-seller, “Step Forward and Shine,” published by RHG Media Productions, and “Pain, Purpose, Passion,” published by The Round House Press. I'm a contributing writer to Huffington Post, Identity Magazine, Thrive Global, Yogic Living, and Medium.com. My personal essays and writing have appeared in Pink Pangea, FourTwoNine Magazine, Extreme Sailing Series 2018 Official Magazine, Aquarian Times, Spirituality & Health, PR Week, and IndieWire. I'm working on my first memoir for The Round House Press. Click here to read some of my personal storytelling pieces.
Marketing & Communications Magic
During my early career, I created and implemented national marketing and communications campaigns for major independent film distributors, television networks, and film festivals. A small sampling of the amazing films I helped launch include Sling Blade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Trip to Bountiful, Dirty Dancing, Sid and Nancy, Paris is Burning, Brother's Keeper, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, and Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law.
Holistic healing has been part of my life since I was a teenager. I’m a certified Kundalini yoga and Pilates teacher and a certified Shiatsu massage therapist.
Salsa dancing is my passion and when I'm not working or writing, you’ll find me on the dance floor!
I try to live my life by this quote: