About Us

Karter, Fairbanks and Jackson is a  research and experience-based consulting firm on a mission to guide individuals, startups and established corporations in the direction of their goals. We're not just doers, we're growers in the following areas:

In all that we do, we strive to provide an honest and fair work environment for our clients and our employees. We are committed to excellence.

Performance Improvements

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About the Founder

 

KFJ, formally KarterPR was founded by Mississippi native, Krystal Karter, Krystal began her Public Relations career as a sophomore at Clark Atlanta University. One year after blindly moving to Atlanta, she was named a member of Allhiphop.com’s™ first generation of College Representatives. This was her first step toward making good on the promise she made to her late grandfather to do great things. Soon after accepting that position, Karter knew that entertainment PR was a gift and passion. Her hard work and dedication led to a request from 135th Street Agency partners to work on a two-man promotions team for Essence Magazine's Young Women’s Leadership Conference 2008 (Atlanta). She graciously accepted and the event was a success.

 

As an adolescent, Karter had an interest in the law that sprouted from a brief conversation with a judge. In 2009, she revisited this interest through a United Negro College Fund scholarship. In the summer of 2009, she was inducted as the first generation of students from Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) to join the Ron H. Brown Summer Law Prep Scholars Program. She was the only student from Clark Atlanta University to be accepted in the history of the program. This program allowed Karter to expand her PR skills beyond entertainment to legal PR at MFY Legal Services of New York City. She worked under Runa Rajagopal, Esq. as a legal aid. Her duties involved writing briefs, fact sheets, memorandums along with countless hours of casework, research, and attending court in all five boroughs.


In addition, entertainment public relations, Karter is extremely passionate about philanthropy and community service. She believes in "paying forward what she could never pay back" in honor of the people who contributed to her success. In 2011, she stood tall with demonstrators of Occupy Atlanta in the fight for fiscal equality and fairness. She also planned, executed, and evaluated a PR plan for Boys & Girls Clubs of America National. She was tasked with training and coaching social media and PR best practices to more than 4000 clubs, globally. 

 

In 2012, Karter founded the Atlanta Pitch Scholars Program for the Atlanta Pitch Summit™. This program was created to foster the interest and skills of college-level professionals with TV/Film majors. She wanted to create an opportunity for these student-professionals to interact with executives and decision-makers in the TV and film industries.

In 2018, Krystal became a corporate dropout and started a vending machine business while simultaneously operating a marketing and operations arm. 

 

Karter is currently working with Year Up in marketing and operations capacity, finishing a book and expanding her business pallet while exhibiting God's love through her service to others, daily.