Celebrating Black History Month 2021: Highlighting Black Women In Public Relations
Updated: Feb 13, 2021
February 13th is Galentine's Day - a day to celebrate women's accomplishments, female empowerment, and most importantly sisterhood.
We're choosing to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth and Galentine's Day by highlighting Black women in Public Relations! View the profiles of these rockstars and support/celebrate their accomplishments!
Keaira English, Principle PR Expert at KeConnections PR
"A communication expert, bestselling author, and principle PR expert for KeConnections PR Agency founded in 2020, Keaira English is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she double majored in Public Relations and Broadcasting. She also holds a degree in Mass Communications journalism. With a laser focus on connecting experts to their target audience and raising their brand awareness, Keaira has turned her commitment to "promotions with a purpose" to an emerging brand. When she is not busy pitching to the media, Keaira resides in Dallas with her family where she serves as a trusted PR and media resource."
Brittany Mobley, Owner of Culturit PR & Design Co.
"I’m Brittany Mobley and I am a 10 year public relations professional and Owner of Culturit PR & Design Co. After going cold turkey from agency life in 2016, I currently work as a Public Relations/Communications Strategist and Account Executive for six figure contracts. I focus on diversity campaigns, community advocacy, health, beauty, food and beverage. I have secured my clients press in Blavity, RollingOut, Allure, XoNecole, iHeartRadio and several others."
Dawine Dacosta, Owner of Dawine Dacosta PR
"Dawine is a freelance publicist that is passionate about helping mission-focused businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs with impactful stories, projects, and products that tell their unique stories using media relations and other public relations services. Whether it's a small business seeking to generate brand awareness or a nonprofit organization seeking to inform and educate its public, Dawine provides strategic guidance by creating different types of press releases, media pitching, community relations, and more. "
Candice Nicole, CEO & Principal Publicist at Candice Nicole Public Relations
"Candice Nicole is an Award-Winning Publicist who graduated from Morgan State University. She is a full-time entrepreneur, owner of Candice Nicole Public Relations, Creator of the Women Who Hustle network, which is space for women to hone in on their hustle and balance, and Respect The Publicist, which is a network for Publicists that also welcomes those who are Journalists, Branding/Marketing/Social Media professionals. Candice is an "outside of the box" thinker and game-changer who is on a mission to inspire."
Daisha Haynesworth, Marketing Manager for AmWINS Group
"I have a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and an Associate of Arts degree. I currently work at AmWINS Group, Inc. as a Marketing Manager for our Group Benefits division."
Kosi Harris, Owner of Kosi Harris PR
"Kosi Harris PR is a marketing and public relations company based in Brooklyn NY founded by Fashion Institute Alumni/Friendly Neighborhood Publicist Kosi Harris. Kosi Harris PR works with brands and individuals in the non-profit, lifestyle, travel, fashion, geek, entertainment, and tech space."
Aryel Nicole, PR Account Executive, CEO of The Prime Media Group
"Aryel Nicole is a creative firebrand and agency builder whose specialty is winning and retaining creative clients, developing brands, and managing projects with acclaimed campaigns.
With almost a decade of experience at the helm, Aryel Nicole conceptualizes and spearheads the development of all PR, branding, and creative marketing initiatives through her brand, The Prime Media Group, founded in 2017. Her hunger for knowledge and determination to turn information into action has contributed to her impressive career, where she worked with clients in various industries, including entertainment, lifestyle, tech, healthcare, and nonprofit."
Chandra Gore, Principal Consultant at Chandra Gore Consulting
“I’m a consultant and publicist with a passion for assisting those who want to share their stories and grow their businesses. I serve businesses and individuals who want direction in creating foundations for success. My PR specialty is Media and Community Relations.”
Jahylin McKee, CEO and Founder of J.McKee & Co.
"Dedicated to enhancing client visibility, delivering high-quality service, and developing strategic communications plans that protect brands and generate awareness, Jahylin McKee is the CEO and founder of J.McKee & Co.
The expertise and international connections Jahylin developed in her early career inspired her to strike out on her own and create her own public relations agency – J.McKee & Co in 2018. Since then, JMC has garnered placements in publications such as Forbes, Good Morning America, Vogue, Essence, People Magazine, E! News, CFDA, and more. She has also worked alongside brands and talent such as Dapper Dan, Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment, Facebook, Tidal, MTV, NBC and NYFW.
As she continues to leave her mark, Jahylin’s overall goal is to empower the next generation of young black girls to follow their dreams and to live their life out loud and unapologetically."
Milan Mobley, CEO of UMGMT Strategic Communications and PR Agency
"UMGMT strategic communications and PR agency specializes in Public Relations, Branding and Digital Marketing. Since our founding, our expertise in Public Relations, Creative Brand Development and Marketing has helped the most unique brands obtain their desired market reach, longevity and exposure.
Each campaign we work with - we create clear and unique ways to increase our clients' impact. With our various capabilities and services to match, we show you that all of your business goals are obtainable.
Unique brands come to us when they're trying to turn their desired visions and goals into reality. We've been able to accomplish these goals organically without paying for advertisement; which in turn translates into sales, enhancement of their brands, local, national and international recognition.
As a client you can expect the highest levels of professionalism, experience, creativity, dedication and responsive services. UManagement is best known to work with each business partner around the clock to achieve the end results both the team and partner desired.
At Umanagememt, you will always come first. As we take your brand as our own, on our journey to meet each of your wants and needs. Every relationship we cultivate is based upon an open line of communication and trust."
Sharon Mills, Owner of BySBM Agency
"I’m a public relations and marketing professional who represents clients that do their part in changing the world. With my agency, BySBM, I’ve found my purpose in representing non-profit organizations, leaders in the higher education and lifestyle industries. "
Onika Richards, Founder and Head Publicist of Elevate PR Group
"Onika Richards is the founder and head publicist of Elevate PR Group. Started in August 2020, Elevate services both independent and signed artists, along with entrepreneurs looking for representation, strategic communications, media relations, and increased visibility for their brands."
Lindsey A. Walker, CEO of Walker + Assoc. Media Group
"Lindsey is the brilliance and boss moves behind Walker + Associates Media Group, an elite public relations agency for innovators, creatives and tastemakers in beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. With a superpower of driving visibility and cultural clout through digital media, she and her top-tier team deliver results for clients worldwide, from Atlanta, GA to the UK. "
Savannah Britt, Founder of The BrittPrint
"Savannah Britt, public relations guru and global tastemaker, has helped to shape the identity of major talent and brands across the fashion and music spaces. She got her start at age twelve, when she founded Girlpez Fashion Magazine, a publication focused on fashion, beauty, and self-empowerment for teen girls.
After folding her publication in 2012, Britt founded an international communications agency called The Brittprint (formerly GP & Britt Public Relations). With a focus in public relations, marketing, and content creation, the agency has cultivated relevant work with clients such as Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Ryan Leslie, 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty, Smoke DZA, Alessia Cara, Kevin Gates, 24hrs (Royce Rizzy), Madeintyo, Pelle Pelle and more. Savannah’s notable PR approach is very unique, veering from traditional mediums and honing in on strategic communication through creative conceptualizing and vast powerful relationships across the globe. Whether pitching a news story or bridging social circles at Paris Fashion Week, Savannah Britt is constantly redefining the scope of social visibility in the 21st century. Her work has landed on platforms like Forbes, E! News, Daily Mail Online, US Weekly, Nylon, Revolt TV, The Anderson Cooper Show, Baller Alert, MTV, FADER and various other top-tier outlets and prominent brands."
Martie Bowser, Owner of Role Model Publicity
"As the owner of Role Model Publicity, Martie Bowser possesses over 5 years of experience in the areas of public and media relations, branding and curation. Martie has a great talent for being able to find unique niches for her clients that allow them to maximize their audience. Her ability to foster and nurture relationships across a variety of sectors has aided her in her ability to help clients from a number of industries.
Martie’s personable approach mixed with abstract strategies and tactful execution has helped her clients gain exposure that stick with their brands for a duration of time. Martie and Role Model Publicity’s reputation was built in the entertainment and music industry. Cutting her PR teeth working with Atlanta based label TIG/YFN during SXSW and A3C Music Festivals, Martie was able to create a network that served indie and mainstream artist."
Regan Farley, Co-Founder Intel Media Group
"Regan Farley has been an industry tastemaker in the public relations space since 2012. From working with major companies such as Fox News, NBCUniversal, and Def Jam Records - to working on red carpet events at the NAACP Image and BET Awards, Regan has acquired a notable network in the entertainment sector.
As a content producer for herself and her clients, she has drawn the attention of many millennial women who aspire to be a creative boss just like her.
Regan's audience is always tapping into her expertise and looking to learn & engage with the many content resources she provides via Intel Media Group. Regan has made it her mission to collaborate with brands and develop creative campaigns centered around the “Boss Women”. Women of color as they are 4.5 times more likely to start a business or become an entrepreneur. Regan has curated content to successfully impact and educate small business owners, new and aspiring publicists, as well as potential clients. Regan holds a B.A. in Journalism from Lincoln University and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. "
Mariah Oates, Media Relations Professional
"From media personality to publicist, Mariah Oates champions the entertainment industry by understanding the correlation between displaying talent and articulating brand stories. As a publicist, Mariah uses her media relations perspective to ensure brands are appealing to their audiences and pitch worthy to publications. Prior to launching her own PR agency in 2017, Mariah worked with networks including ESPNU and MTV where she learned the ropes of being an on-air personality. Upon opening her business, Mariah secured client placements on publications such as The Huffington Post, Hello Beautiful, XO Necole, Sheen Magazine, KarenCivil.com, Black Enterprise, and a host of others including local news and radio. Throughout her career, Mariah has also had the opportunity to work alongside a number of notable figures including Dia Simms, Rashan Ali, Karen Civil, Yvonne Orji, Keith Sweat, Brandy, Ro James, Rotimi of “Power” and Dani of “Black Ink Chicago,” to name a few.
After selling her PR agency in 2020, she became the Marketing & Communications Manager for Black maternal health non-profit organization Mamatoto Village and serves as the Digital Lead for the DMV's leading Millennial Motherhood Non-Profit Organization District Motherhued. Mariah has been named one of D.C.'s most influential entrepreneurs by four organizations and was listed on Vice's 2020 DMV 35 Under 35 list. Mariah's credentials matched with her expertise makes her the go-to resource for all things Public Relations, Media, and Motherhood."