Janet Dickerson is a seasoned communications and media relations expert with more than a decade of experience implementing multi-channel PR campaigns, strategic sponsorships, influencer engagement, crisis and rapid response strategies, creative content development, and more. She also specializes in event and video production, editorial writing, and diverse/multicultural outreach.
Dickerson began her career in politics, serving as Press Officer for now-U.S. Senator Cory Booker while he was Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. In 2009, she was hired by former New York City Comptroller William Thompson to be Deputy Press Secretary for his Mayoral campaign against Michael Bloomberg. Afterward, Dickerson ventured into the non-profit/advocacy sector by becoming Press Secretary for national research and action institute PolicyLink.
As Managing Principal of the boutique consulting group Human Impact Solutions (Formerly Pixel Prose Media, which she co-founded in 2010) Dickerson serves an an adviser to non-profits, political campaigns, startups, and small businesses, as well as community/grassroots activists, groups and organizations. Her clients include Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Alliance, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Blackout for Human Rights, New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management, Black Mamas Matter Alliance, PolicyLink, Zeitsight Entertainment, the Decolonizing Wealth Project, New York Correctional Association, Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Sankofa, the organization founded by legendary actor, entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. Dickerson’s firm was also a web consultant on Question Bridge, an award-winning transmedia art project Executive Produced by celebrated actor and activist Jesse Williams.
Dickerson has served as publicist and co-producer on a series of high-profile live broadcasted events, including the #JUSTICEFORFLINT free benefit concert, which raised more than $156,000 towards recovery efforts for the Flint Water Crisis; #MLKNOW with Chris Rock, Harry Belafonte, Michael B. Jordan, J. Cole and more (the follow-up to which took place recently in January 2017); Sankofa.org’s historic “Many Rivers To Cross” Social Justice Music and Arts Festival featuring T.I., John Legend, Maxwell, Jesse Williams, Common, Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, Public Enemy, and Estelle; and CBMA’s “Black Male Re-Imagined III” held at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, she’s one of the Co-Founders of #HarlemDemoDay, an NYC startup event geared towards connecting entrepreneurs with industry investors, business resources and potential funding opportunities.
Dickerson graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Born and raised in the New York City-area, she now resides in New Jersey.