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Jonathan Torres is a shapeshifter — a man with the unique ability to stand comfortably in any crowd. The 35 year old social influencer has over 30,000 Real Organic combined followers across several media platforms. Most importantly, he is a man who remains consistent. Ask anyone from any hood who he is, and they’ll all tell you: he’s ambitious, loyal and focused. Jonathan stands comfortably in any environment while always remaining true to himself.
This is no accident. Born in 1983 to Jose and Sonia Torres, his earliest memories include growing up in Ridgewood, Queens where his grandma Elba watched over him and taught him Spanish. This bilingual upbringing — this multigenerational influence — has informed his worldview. And as the oldest of three boys, Jonathan has always understood himself as a role model: one that leads by example without succumbing to the expectations of other people.
In 1996, the Torres family made a decision that would change the course of Jonathan’s life forever. They left Queens and relocated to East Massapequa/Amityville, a suburb of Long Island. There, against the backdrop of legendary hip hop greats like Erick Sermon, Rakim, and De La Soul, Jonathan moved through his teen years learning to balance his academic passions with his Love of Hip Hop. He graduated from Amityville High School at the top of his class and spent some time at Penn State where he Majored in Behavioral Science. Though Penn State helped him experience a world outside of his childhood surroundings, Long Island was in his veins, and in 2005, Jonathan transferred to SUNY Stony Brook in Eastern Long Island, where he majored in Psychology with a Minor in Business Marketing.
Despite Jonathan’s love of learning, college classrooms and quads couldn’t contain Jonathan’s immense ambition and thirst for wider experiences. He left Stony Brook in his junior year, with a commitment to becoming a Self-made man. Leveraging his marketing skills and gift for connecting with people across cultures, Jonathan worked with large retailers including AT&T, before transitioning into the auto sales where he shared his marketing prowess with brands like Audi, Honda, Lexus, and Toyota.
While strengthening his retail marketing skills, Jonathan was quietly becoming an entrepreneurial force on his own. In 2011, He Started his Media Career to host “The 100% P.R Show” radio show on Strong Island Radio (StrongIsland.com). This experience helped him become a notable figure in the Long Island and Across the 5 Boroughs.This was the culmination of his talents, his passion for Real hip hop, and his ability to turn strangers into friends. He suddenly understood that he was in the unique position to help Long Island get the respect it deserves on the Global Music Scene.
As a result of all these opportunities in November of 2012 . “1PR Incorporated” was born.
From the mind and heart of a man who walks in both corporate world and city streets, 1PR’s mission was to provide Public Relations and marketing services to clients that truly deserve recognition in our communities. At a time when folks were obsessed with popping alcohol bottles in the club, 1PR Inc. acquired a company called Crystal Glacier Water as its first client and helped push the brand into non-traditional spaces. Suddenly it was cool to pop water bottles in the club — and 1PR’s strategic placements made that shift possible. As 1PR’s client roster expanded to include Media personalities, Hip-Hop Artists, and Various Companies and Small Businesses. Jonathan’s ability to connect remains at the heart of his brand and his mission.
Beyond his thriving Public Relations Firm, in the Summer of 2018 Was Featured on BET’s Hit Reality T.V Series “The Grand Hustle” with Atlanta Rapper TIP ‘T.I” Harris. There he showcased his Entrepreneurial skill set by competing with 15 other competitors for the Opportunity to work as TI’s Executive Assistant. Even Though He Fell a Bit Short of the W, He utilized the Platform to Expand his 1PR Brand to a Bi-Coastal & International Levels.
He is s Currently Host of “The Top 12@12 with Torres1pr” Here in Live89FM. He is Also a Digital Media Correspondent for Major Publication BoomBap Nation. He is also a Host and Curator of the New Artist Spotlight Concert Series
with Da Inphamus Amadeuz, showcasing some of the Best Unsigned and Up and Coming Artists in the Tri-State Area.
Jonathan’s story is only just beginning to unfold. Never limited to One lane, One outcome, Or one point of view, Jonathan will continue bringing forth the vision — inspiring others and investing in pursuits that will make the his community and the world a better place.