The Phillyitgirls had the honor to interview Ms. Parisnicole Payton of The PNP Agency, a premiere sports and entertainment firm. We chatted about her amazing accomplishments. Her advice and kind words were very inspirational. It is important that young women follow in her lead. With an impressive resume, including an MBA in Marketing, and strong Faith in God. Parisnicole Payton is truly a class act. Check out our exclusive Interview!
What is your role in the world of sports?
I am a sports publicist, I assist, manage, with everything from A-Z, overseeing daily functions of the athlete. I choose to be hands on.
How is it being a female in the sports industry that tends to be dominated by males?
First of all, I never thought that I would be working in the sports industry. When I first started out I had someone tell me, “You’re attractive, use what you got to get what you want.” I don’t believe in that motto. My education has earned me the respect from the males in this industry. I would describe myself as the real “Tosha Mack” of the BET series, The Game.
Are the Reality shows Football Wives and Basketball Wives Real?
Yes, in many ways they are. You have the wholesome wives that just want to take care of their husband and children. Then you have the drama, glamorous type wives.
Is is difficult to keep the same friends that you grew up with?
It can be hard, especially if they are not making moves or progress in their lives.
On another note, What type of music do you listen to?
I’m diverse, I listen to Gospel, R&b, Hip-hop, Opera, and Classical. It is important to be cultured.
What are some words of advice and encouragement that you are willing to share?
For one, I don’t believe in competing with other publicists. I share resources. It is important to surround yourself with people who are on the same level that you strive for. Remember that people are always watching you. How do you wish to represent yourself?
Any last words…
I love and care for my players, and I love what I do.
For more information about Parisnicole Payton:
THE PNP AGENCY
Sports & Entertainment PR/Management
Post Office Box 1494
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105
Phone: 267-235-4483 / Fax: 877-423-6041
“Serving A-List Clients”