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It is the task of First Class, Inc. to get positive news coverage and positioning for our clients. Rarely do we take the time to get our story (about First Class, Inc.) in the news. Here are a few special circumstances.

  • CNN – Bunnie Jackson-Ransom was invited to appear on the news desk to discuss the media crisis surrounding New Birth Missionary Church.

  • The Reggie Gay Gospel Show – America’s Spiritual Inspiration.

    ???????????????????????????????We created several special marketing tips to bring to the listening audience of The Reggie Gay Gospel Show.  Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, speaking from the pages of the book:  Getting The Word Out:  How To Market Your Ministries, talked about issues such as “Crisis management— when the crisis plays out in the media,”  “How to enhance your brand with logos and taglines,”  “Tools of the Trade,” and more.  We look forward to doing continuing interviews with Reggie Gay.

  • In the news during a presentation ITC (The International Theological Center)

Dr. Edward P. Wimberly,  Interim President at The ITC (Interdenominational Theological Center), is shown here in a photo with Dr. Bunnie Jackson-Ransom as she makes a presentation at The ITC. Here is an audio of the lecture presented by Dr.  Jackson-Ransom at the time of the Book Signing hosted by Dr. Thomas Cole, former president of The ITC



  • The King 50th Anniversary of the  I Have A Dream Speech and the March on Washington.

    BET crew with Bernice A  King John Lewis Eleanor Holmes Norton Andy Young and Ed Gordon  BJR back row center(in blue)Working with The King Center and the Reverend Dr. Bernice A. King in the area of media relations for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and The l Have A Dream speech has been a labor of love.  Our role, while not specifically with a church, was certainly to support the “ministry” of Ms. King in her role at the King Center.  Media relations is always a challenging role because one in in the middle, trying work with the desires of the media (and sometimes the lack of) while trying to always position the client (The King Center)  and protect the brand.
  • Global Peace Convention

News & Media --  Global Peace- BJR & former Latin Am PresidentsThe Global Peace Foundation had its 4th Annual Global Peace Convention, a four-day summit engaging government and civil leaders in a collaborative exchange on the challenge of peace, in Atlanta in 2012.  Heads of state from Central and South American Countries (former presidents) came to the convention.  Pictured here is Bunnie Jackson-Ransom (who does not speak a word of Spanish) trying to explain the press conference logistics to these leaders:  H.E. Vinicio Cerezo, Guatemala; H.E. Luis Alberto Lacalle, Uruguay; H.E. Juan Carlos Wasmosy, Paraguay; H.E. Gustavo Noboa Bejarano, Ecuador; H.E. Jaime Paz Zamora, Bolivia; H.E. Jorge ‘Tuto” Quiroga,Bolivia; H. E. Alvaro Colom Caballeros, Guatemala; H.E. Rafael Hipólito Mejίa, Dominican Republic; H.E. Elias Antonio Saca, El Salvador; H.E. Carlos Diego Mesa, Bolivia; and H.E. Nicolas Ardito Barletta, Panama.  
One of the most important results of this convention was the launching of The Latin American Presidential Mission.  This is a group of more than 10 former Presidents who were introducing a New Era for International Relations between The United States and Latin America



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For Immediate Release:

Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, June speaker at South DeKalb Business Association, makes presentation on Marketing for Small Businesses.
Atlanta, GA (May 22, 2015). The South DeKalb Business Association announces its June monthly meeting featuring a discussion on How to Market Your Business presented by Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, president and CEO of First Class, Inc. a national acclaimed public relations and marketing agency based in Atlanta, GA. The lecture/discussion will take place on June 9, 2015, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Clark Harrison Building located at 330 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur, GA.
A long-standing resource in the metro Atlanta community, the South DeKalb Business Association has provided a series of speakers for many years. Beginning its tradition in the mid-1970, the organization has been involved in encouraging and supporting economic development in the South DeKalb Community. The South DeKalb Business Association’s (SDBA) mission is to promote commercial prosperity and enhance the quality of life within the South DeKalb community. The SDBA acts as a united advocate for positive change and development and provides a forum for addressing business and community issues. SDBA was the catalyst for the creation of the South DeKalb Business Incubator & Youth VIBE, an organization for youth entrepreneurship training.
Jackson-Ransom, a seasoned marketing and public relations expert, has recently published the 2nd edition of her book entitled “Getting the Word Out: How to Marketing Your Ministry.” Ms. Jackson-Ransom says, “If you are anchored in the community, your business is probably a part of your ministry and the tools for “getting the word out” are usually the same. I look forward to having discussions such as this with people like me as we struggle to maintain our businesses, make a payroll, and provide ‘first class’ service.”   #  #  #