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MWW’s Kempner and Bon Jovi Tour for WH Council

MWW's Kempner (front, far left) and Jon Bon Jovi (in the back row) visit young people in Houston.

MWW Group president and CEO Michael Kempner has been on a listening tour with Jon Bon Jovi as part of his role as a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions.

Kempner and JBJ have visited New Orleans, Atlanta, and, on Monday, Houston visiting with “disconnected youth”; teens and young adults who aren’t in school, lack a high school diploma, and/or are unemployed.

“Our job is to identify programs that are best practices and find commonality among those programs,” Kempner told us. By finding out what makes a successful program successful, they hope to replicate those programs nationwide.

“There are so many well-meaning programs, but many are not reaching their full potential,” Kempner said.

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Bon Jovi Gets ‘Uncommon’ Promo Deal With NBC


Most publicists would consider it a success to book a client [especially a non-A-lister] on a few national TV appearances. Jon Bon Jovi, on the other hand is getting an entire network. TVNewser has the details on Jon Bon’s deal with NBC Universal to promote his new album, which includes appearances on, “The ‘Today’ show, ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘The Jay Leno Show’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ — and even an interview on the ‘NBC Nightly News’ with Brian Williams.

Writes TVNewser’s Kevin Allocca, “Singers often appear on TV news programs to promote their work or causes, but an elaborate arrangement like this including both entertainment and news programs is uncommon.”