THE SYNDICATE ACQUIRES TIJUANA GIFT SHOP
MARKETING & PROMO COMPANY ABSORBS TGS PR ROSTER & STAFF
New York, NY (November 6, 2014) - Billboard announced this morning that marketing and promotion powerhouse The Syndicate has acquired boutique PR & Artist Development agency Tijuana Gift Shop and is absorbing the company's roster and staff. TGS principal Jeff Kilgour will become VP of PR and Artist Development at The Syndicate and brings over an eclectic roster including The Revivalists, Faded Paper Figures, Elizabeth & The Catapult, The Dead Daisies, Mia Dyson and more.
Kilgour will also oversee The Syndicate roster of music and comedy PR clients that includes Andrew W.K., Comedy Central, M For Montreal, Maui Comedy Festival, Comedy Dynamics and others. He will keep his NY office in the financial district while also working out of The Syndicate's Weehawken address.
"I'm honored and excited to be joining The Syndicate family," said Kilgour. "I've admired the company since its inception and look forward to being a part of building on their already outstanding reputation."
“The Syndicate’s PR department has experienced quite a bit of growth recently," said The Syndicate’s VP of Business Development, Rev. Moose. "With Jeff now at the helm, we will continue to develop the publicity services Matt Kleinschmidt and Zach Shaw have been building here for years. Jeff has a well-deserved reputation amongst the creative community as being hands-on and effective. This is a welcome companion to The Syndicate’s ever-growing roster of musicians, comedians, brands, international conferences and talent festivals across the world.”
The Syndicate is an award-winning entertainment marketing agency specializing in music and comedy. Founded in 1998, the company’s client roster has grown to include Taco Bell, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Simon & Schuster and multiple Grammy award-winning artists and record labels. They’ve helped sell hundreds of millions of albums for acts such as Maroon 5, Daft Punk, The Killers, Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam. Their comedy credits include the promotion of dozens of comedy careers including Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan and the hit TV show Workaholics. The company’s experienced staff has strong relationships with over 6,500 media outlets including 500 college and commercial radio stations, 400 filed marketing reps and hundreds of executives within every field of the entertainment business. In addition to winning the coveted CMJ College Radio award for Promotional Company of the Year, The Syndicate was recognized for company-wide honors including Best Artist Roster for the third consecutive year and Best Online Resources for the fourth consecutive year.
Tijuana Gift Shop has worked with Luscious Jackson, Peter Murphy, Robbers On High Street, Nona Hendrix, Northern State, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Care Bears On Fire, David Berkeley and more. Before starting Tijuana Gift Shop, Jeff Kilgour was at Kayos Productions heading up campaigns for Dio, Steve Vai, Sebastian Bach and Alice Cooper. Prior to that he was at KOCH Records (now E1) working with Opeth, Slash, KRS-ONE, RZA, Stabbing Westward, Cradle of Filth and many more.
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