RALEIGH, NC – Jim Brown, who has fashioned a five-decade career in professional football and motion pictures, will be marketed by Raleigh-based PSE-3 for his first major availability as a commercial advertising talent. PSE-3 will also market corporate appearances for Brown.
Brown is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Following a four-sport career at Syracuse University, he was the 1957 first round draft choice of the NFL Cleveland Browns. Brown played his entire career with the Browns, winning the league rushing title eight times and being named to the Pro Bowl in each of his nine seasons.
A three-time MVP in the NFL, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Brown retired from pro football following the 1965 season to pursue a career in motion pictures. He has appeared in over 40 films, including major roles in The Dirty Dozen with Lee Marvin and Donald Sutherland; Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday with Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid and Cameron Diaz; Mars Attacks! with Jack Nicholson; 100 Rifles with Raquel Welch; and Spike Lee’s He Got Game with Denzel Washington.
He was the subject of Jim Brown: All-American, a 2002 documentary produced and directed by Lee.
In addition to his successful athletic and acting career, Brown founded Amer-I-Can — a life management program
targeting gang members and at-risk youth in Los Angeles and around the country.
“There are few opportunities for a brand to align with a true American icon,” said PSE-3 managing member Bill Futterer. “Jim has a unique identity and a strong, natural and polished screen presence. We believe matching top-tier legendary brands with a legendary personality will produce a very powerful marketing combination.”
PSE-3 is in its 13th year as a communications, marketing and sales firm serving the sports and entertainment industries.