Best Bet Promotions - Bio

Jody Best is president and founder of Best Bet Promotions, an independent promotion & marketing company focusing on airplay with Classic Rock & Mainstream Rock radio, setting up promotions and marketing campaigns with all radio formats, radio special clearances along with artist interviews with radio stations & radio syndications.  


Previously Jody had worked at Capitol Records/EMI Music for 20 years.  Seeing a need to promote the core classic artists under the EMI umbrella, Jody started the radio division in catalog marketing in 1993 being one of the first in the business to actively work with Classic Rock, Classic Hits/Oldies & Adult Standards stations.  Here she set up promotional campaigns & interviews with artists such as The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Bob Seger, Steve Miller, Pink Floyd, George Thorogood, The Beach Boys, Heart, Poison, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, plus many more.       


In additional to promotional giveaway campaigns in support of CD releases, Jody set up and executed national campaigns for DVDs & books, grand prize packages with guitars, cruises, trip flyaways, soundcheck parties and meet & greets with Capitol/EMI artists on tour.  She also set up screenings at theatres in support of artist's DVD releases & cleared radio specials on a national level.      


Jody headed up the radio promotions division of the Catalog Marketing Dept. at Capitol / EMI for 14 years from 1993-2007 where she then started up Best Bet Promotions.


 Since it’s inception, Best Bet Promotions has worked with artists such as Def Leppard, Joe Elliott, Alice Cooper, Steve Miller, The Rolling Stones, David Gilmour, Cheap Trick, Chickenfoot, Queensryche, KISS, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Heart, Van Halen, Mick Jagger, Stephen Stills, The Scorpions, Peter Frampton, Meat Loaf, John Waite, George Thorogood & Journey just to name a few, securing most with #1 hit successes on their singles at the Classic Rock radio format. 


#1 Hits

#1 hit songs at Classic Rock:


- Def Leppard “Undefeated” from MIRROR BALL

- Def Leppard “Nine Lives” from SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE

- Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz “Overnight Angels”


-KISS "Modern Day Delilah"

- Chickenfoot “Oh Yeah” & “Sexy Little Thing”

- The Scorpions “Raised On Rock”

- John Waite “Rough & Tumble”

- George Thorogood “Going Back”