President Indra Public Relations
As President, MJ Pedone has supervisory and strategic control over all functional disciplines of Indra Public Relations. As a former partner and CEO of Pro Players Sports Marketing Group, Inc., MJ served as President of the Sports Marketing Division working with professional athletes to activate PR, marketing, high-profile events, nonprofit and branding campaigns across a wide array of platforms. With over two decades of experience, MJ is a result driven leader with B2B and B2C experience and is a seasoned marketing and public relations expert who possesses a unique perspective when it comes to business branding from grassroots to a multimedia level and has expanded globally working with clients and brands overseas.
MJ’s ability to present and articulate comprehensive Public Relations strategies and complete the loop of communication has always been recognized as exceptional. MJ’s relationships and roster of clients reads like a “who’s who” of professional sports, entertainment and corporate America. MJ’s forward-thinking approach towards business strategies has led to unique and successful opportunities for her clients. Integrity is the foundation of her values and character and is inherent in the methodology that she has employed in forming her company and trusting relationships.
MJ has successfully grown her agency, which was named “Top Celebrity PR Agencies” by PRWeb, “Top 10 PR Agencies in NYC” by Expertise.com and has been featured in Forbes, “How I Made It In A ‘Man’s’ Field: 5 High- Powered Women Tell All.” MJ is one of the top female entrepreneurs to receive the Puglia’s Award of Excellence for Public Relations & Nonprofit Leaders as well as Top Entrepreneur in Business Award, Gotham Comedy Philanthropy Award and the Power Women In Business Hall of Fame Award.
MJ is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). MJ was a contributing writer for the books Media Magnetism and Motivational Speaker 101 in which she wrote the Forewords, is a ghostwriter for the Impact section of the Huffington Post in which she writes on behalf of her notable clients, is the Men’s Editor for the Hamptons based Social Life Magazine and the Celebrity & Lifestyle Editor of Social Lifestyle Magazine and Industry Rules. MJ serves as a speaker and expert panelist on various topics and is the host of a high-profile celebrity-entertainment podcast, Live With MJ! MJ is the Co-Founder of the Giving Carpet, a social, philanthropic video network which focuses exclusively on the charitable efforts of celebrities during high-profile red carpet events and enables donors to virtually attend and donate funds from anywhere in the world. MJ is a board member for the Gotham Comedy and Steady Buckets Foundations.
Moreover, MJ is an investor in the animated film, Henry & Me that stars Richard Gere, Danny Aiello, Chazz Palminteri, Cyndi Lauper and the cast of the NY Yankees which was released to theaters in August 2014.