When you think of creative, resourceful, and promising young forces in the field of Public Relations & Marketing, Syreta J. Oglesby’s name should come to mind right away! A results driven publicist & marketing executive with a reputation for “making it happen” and creating strategic partnerships, Syreta has earned the respect of her peers and clients over her nearly decade-long career in the entertainment business.
As Founder & Principal of her PR & Communications firm, Syreta has amassed a diverse and accomplished roster of clients that includes: THIS IS DOPE! (Mobile Trendsetting Boutique), Kid Capri (Legendary Celebrity DJ/VH1 Personality), Raheem Devaughn (Grammy nominated singer/songwriter),and Amber Noble-Garland (Entrepreneur and Music Business & Marketing Expert). SJO Public Relations formerly represented long time clients such as: OraQuick, Entertainment One’s U.S. Films Division, Joe Budden (Grammy Nominated Slaughterhouse/Shady/Interscope Recording Artist & VH1 Reality Personality), Egypt Sherrod (NYC Radio Personality/National TV Host/Writer), Phil Ade (368 Music Group Recording Artist), Styles P (Acclaimed Rapper and Author), Egypt Sherrod (National TV Personality), Free (National TV and Radio Personality) as well as legendary mixers DJ Green Lantern, DJ Don Cannon and DJ Miss Saigon. Syreta currently lends her expertise as a consultant to notable marketing and Public Relations firms: 135th Street Agency and W&W Public Relations. She has contributed to the success of campaigns for Warner Bros Films, GOOGLE’s Minority Diversity Programs, The City Of Newark, the Three Time Oscar Award Winning Film MOONLIGHT, Grammy Award Winning Singer/Gospel Music Legend- Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the return of Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artist, TWEET. Syreta also serves a Talent Procurement Specialist for Egami Consulting Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful ESSENCE Activation.
She can also count working with The Purple Agency, Universal Motown Records, Merchandising Representative for Foot Locker’s corporate division and Event Planning Consultant to the Urban League as four of her many impressive career credits. Syreta was instrumental in campaigns for Swizz Beatz, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Diageo. She first honed her music business skills as an Urban College Marketing Representative for Atlantic Records and later as a senior level intern for Sylvia Rhone, the former Chairman for Elektra Records.
A proud graduate of Spelman College, Syreta, a former Pre-Med student, discovered that writing and communications were her true passions. She changed her major to English and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003. Upon completing her undergrad studies, she went on to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations & Event Planning from New York’s renowned Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
Syreta’s strong writing ability is displayed in her personal essay published in the book, Souls Of Our Young Sisters (Kensington Publishing – June 2010). She also is featured as a contributor to the #LemonadeSyllabus inspired by the critically acclaimed Beyonce Knowles album release.
Philanthrophy, sisterhood and a sense of community are also very important to this Jersey City, NJ native. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Operation Take Back Jersey City, and WEEN (Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network) are among the non-profit organizations Syreta lovingly devotes her time and talents to.