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SHEILA ELDRIDGE RECOGNIZED AS A TOP 100 MBE®
CRMSDC names Miles Ahead Entertainment Inc. as one of the best in the region
The Top 100 MBE Awards® will be presented at the CRMSDC’s 36th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony, on November 2nd at the MGM National Harbor.
Sharon R. Pinder, CRMSDC’s president and CEO, says, “Our board of directors and our members congratulate the 2017 Top 100 MBEs® on their stellar accomplishments.”
CRMSDC is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia through programs and services that help corporations enhance the diversity and innovation of their supply chains. CRMSDC connects corporate and government members to well established, certified minority-owned business enterprises.
This is accomplished through a rigorous process of certifying that MBE suppliers are at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by ethnic minorities; providing education and advice to certified businesses; and finally, creating strategic opportunities for corporate members and certified MBEs to connect for the purpose of doing business.
CRMSDC, established in 1972, is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally recognized MBE certifying authority. CRMSDC is headquartered in Silver Spring Maryland.
CRMSDC also operates two programs funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) grants: (1) The MBDA Business Center, Washington D.C., helps minority-owned firms create jobs, compete in the global economy and grow their businesses, and (2) The Federal Procurement Center which is the nation’s only federally-funded program solely dedicated to assisting MBEs in obtaining Federal contracts.
Together these three organization form the CRMSDC MBE Business Consortium, the largest provider of MBE support services in the region.
Sheila Eldridge says, “I’m honored to be included as a Top 100 MBE especially in my hometown of the DMV. The work and mission of MSDC is so vital to growing and sustaining minority businesses and partnerships through supplier diversity.”
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MILES AHEAD ENTERTAINMENT RECOGNIZED AS AN OUTSTANDING MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE BY THE CAPITAL REGION MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The global multicultural agency is one of three finalists for the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council’s 2015 Supplier of the Year, Class 1 Award
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 – Developing and executing industry-recognized campaigns for clients such as Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Boost Mobile, McDonalds, Essence Communications, Wal- Mart and more, Miles Ahead Entertainment (MAE) has been named a finalist for the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council’s (CRMSDC) 2015 Supplier of the Year, Class 1 Award. The award is given to a minority business enterprise that has consistently shown superior performance standards in the delivery of products and services to clients. The award is one of the highest honors bestowed on a minority business in the nation.
“Since the day we opened our doors 25 years ago we have been members of the Council’s in Los Angeles, CA and New York/New Jersey regions. Our mission is to constantly strive to stay ‘miles ahead’ of current trends and only look to provide our clients with the best strategies possible, with the goal of creating advocates of their intended audience,” says Sheila Eldridge, president and CEO of Miles Ahead Entertainment & Broadcasting. “We are honored that the CRMSDC is recognizing our achievements in the industry, and we look forward to celebrating our nomination with our fellow finalists.”
Recent campaigns Miles Ahead Entertainment have overseen include Café Mocha Radio’s, the #1 syndicated radio show for women of color, Salute Her presented by Hyundai Tour and the newly-launched video subscription service, UNIFY the only premium online video streaming service providing TV and film entertainment geared towards the African-American audience.
“Having worked with MAE on many occasions, I can testify that the superb ideas the agency create does indeed support our bottomline. “From insightful thought-leadership to innovative strategies, MAE consistently delivers on what they promise.” says UNIFY founded by award- winning producer/director, Dr. Donahue Tuitt.
CRMSDC Chairman, Fred Lona, of Hilton Worldwide along with Baltimore Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings Blake, will be announcing the 2015 Supplier of the Year, Class 1 Award winner at the 34th annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony and Gala being held October 28th at the Baltimore Hilton from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
ABOUT MILES AHEAD ENTERTAINMENT & BROADCASTING
Miles Ahead Entertainment (MAE) is a global multi-cultural agency specializing in lifestyle marketing, promotions, social media and public relations campaigns. With over 25 years of experience, we are strategic in our approach to creating campaigns that are focused on aggressively driving brand and business growth in the multi-cultural marketplace. MAE has implemented campaigns for corporations including Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media Networks, McDonalds, Toyota, Sprint, Reebok, United Healthcare, Boost Mobile, Burrell and Essence Communications etc. Other work includes the entertainment sector with entertainers Janet Jackson, En Vogue, New Edition, Angie Stone, Charlie Wilson and actors Idris Elba, Hosea Chanchez, comedian George Wallace. MAE’s work also extends to philanthropic foundations such as the Apollo Theater, Howard Theatre and Tom Joyner Foundation.
MEDIA ALERT…MEDIA ALERT… MEDIA ALERT
WBLS 107.5 and Circle of Sisters Join the Café Mocha Show
To Celebrate Extraordinary Female Innovators with the
Salute Her: Superwomen Making A Difference Awards presented by Hyundai
2015 honorees include actress Malinda Williams; CNN anchor, Michaela Pereira; President of Comcast Foundation, Charisse Lillie; Award-winning gospel icon/Actress, Tamela Mann; Founder/CEO of Odyssey Media, Linda Spradley Dunn; and legendary Broadway Publicist Irene Gandy
Circle of Sisters, the largest expo in NYC uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color has joined the Café MochaTM radio show that airs Saturday mornings, 6- 8am on WBLS 107.5 to bring it’s Salute Her Tour presented by Hyundai to New York. On October 15th the SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards will recognize women who share a common commitment to make a positive contribution to strengthen their respective communities.
Now in its fourth year, Salute Her: Superwomen Making A Difference Awards will be hosted by Loni Love, actress and host of the hit daytime FOX 5 talk show, THE REAL, and Café Mocha co-host, veteran broadcaster Angelique Perrin. The evening will include Gentle TreatmentTM VIP Pre-Reception and feature a special surprise tribute to the honorees. Individual tickets can be purchased for $55.00 @ www.SaluteHerNY.Eventbrite.com.
Proceeds from the event will support the New Jersey-based non-profit, Distributing Dignity to help raise funds to provide feminine supplies to homeless women in shelters across the Tri-State area.
Café Mocha’s mission to inspire others and create a network environment reflects the ‘spirit’ of the Circle of Sisters Expo to bring together women to empower one another with a full range of panels and breakout sessions on October 17th and 18th the Jacob Javits Center www.CircleofSisters.com.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
5:30 – 9pm – Salute Her: Reception & Awards Dinner
Harlem’s legendary Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
Along with presenting sponsor, Hyundai Motor America, Cafe Mocha is on a mission to salute
and reward ordinary women with their Salute Her presented by Hyundai New Thinking New Possibilities campaign. With additional ceremonies nationwide, their goal is to recognize women from all walks of life.
Alex Hill, Cafe Mocha Radio
Lindsay Salandra, Emmis NY
About SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards
Launched in 2012 at the historic Audubon Ballroom, now the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center, past honorees include businesswomen, Vy Higginsen, Marty Gillis, Ricki Fairley-Brown, Latraviette D. Smith, Simone Smalls and Deborah Williams, TV and radio broadcasters, Debi Jackson, Fredricka WInfield, D. Cherie Lofton, Shirley Strawberry and Egypt Sherrod, journalists, Constance White, Lola Ogunniake and Aubrey Bernard, publisher, Jamie Foster-Brown , actresses, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Terri J. Vaughn, authors, Demetria Lucas and Ilyasah Shabazz, civil rights activists, Sandra Barnhill JD, Dr. Bernice King, Evelyn Mejil and Sabrina Fulton, entertainers Gloria Gaynor and Cynthia Bailey, spiritual leaders, Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning and Omarosa Manigault and civic leaders, Esther Aguilera and Helen Ho.
About the Café Mocha Radio Show
Affectionately known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’ Café Mocha is built upon the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information. Syndicated in more than 30 markets and available on Sirius/XM channel 141, Café Mocha airs weekends and is co-hosted by Grammy-nominated artist and hip hop legend MC Lyte; actress/comedienne Loni Love broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin and actress Nicole Ari Parker. This high-energy, two-hour show format features the latest in urban music, lively chats from an unabashedly women’s perspective, no-holds barred advice and exclusive interviews with top performers, celebrities, politicians and civic leaders.
Miles Ahead Entertainment Launches Miles Ahead Digital
New Division Offers Targeted Innovative Digital Solutions for Brands
anuary 2014 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Miles Ahead Entertainment is expanding its digital branding offerings with the launch of the Miles Ahead Digital division. The launch of Miles Ahead Digital positions Miles Ahead Entertainment as a fully-integrated strategic marketing communications agency that specializes in lifestyle marketing, promotions and public relations with a strategic focus on fast-growing social media and digital platforms.
The new division aims to connect brands by focusing on multicultural consumer footprint growth through inbound marketing, web strategy and design, mobile strategies and all channels of digital marketing such as SEO, SEM, mobile and email marketing. With digital content development at the core of any inbound marketing strategy, MAD’s expertise in creating engaging content via blogs, infographics, video, case studies, ebooks and white papers will be a comprehensive solution for Miles Ahead clients. Moreover, the new division will offer clients marketing automation strategy, implementation and management.
Miles Ahead’s combined services put the agency at the forefront of providing overall integrated marketing strategies, digital branding, website development, social networking and search engine optimization. Previous work includes Virtual Media Kits (VMK) for Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Boost Mobile, 2013 Essence Festival Media Center microsite and 2013 Operation Push Automotive Summit social media engagement.
Heading up the MAD division is nationally recognized digital branding expert Lynn Cooper. Known for her seamless ability to easily navigate online platforms and drive traffic through social media, Cooper, a digital expert who regularly appears on media outlets such as MSNBC and CBS News, will serve as Vice President of Miles Ahead Digital.
“Expanding our offering in the digital landscape where there is already strong client demand is a natural progression,” said Sheila Eldridge, CEO and president of Miles Ahead Entertainment Inc.
“Our long-term strategy for growth has always been focused around our clients and this new division will allow us to better service clients with innovative solutions.” Cooper adds, “I’ve been impressed with Miles Ahead Entertainment’s capabilities and client long term relationships for quite some time, this venture has significant growth potential as the digital world continues to evolve.”
For more information on Miles Ahead Digital, visit Miles Ahead Entertainment.
About Miles Ahead Entertainment Inc.
Miles Ahead Entertainment (MAE) is a global multi-cultural agency specializing in lifestyle marketing, promotions, social media and public relations campaigns. With over 25 years of experience, MAE has architected branding campaigns for corporations that include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media Networks, Sprint, McDonald’s, Boost Mobile, Wells Fargo, United Healthcare, The MEAC, Burrell Communications and Essence Communications.
About Miles Ahead Digital
A division of Miles Ahead Entertainment, that focuses on creating strategies that connect brands with consumers through digital engagement, interactive marketing, creative design and technology services.
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President Obama Culminates Cafe Mocha Show’s ‘GET SMART’
Month Long Initiative with Exclusive Interview
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2014)— President Obama will join Café Mocha hosts Loni Love, Mc Lyte and Angelique Perrin this weekend (November 1st) to discuss the importance of making ‘Smarter’ decisions and the power of your vote. The show has taken the month of October to an entire new level with the creation of their GET SMART initiative, a ‘total wellness’ month-long movement designed to empower women to make #smarter” decisions in every specific of their life.
Best known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’; from relationships, health, finance, community service and entrepreneurship each weekend featured experts and celebrity guest who provided advise and participated in post #Smarter twitter parties that helped spread the message and generated over 45.7 million impressions and was integrated across all Café Mocha platforms broadcast and social media that include the Mocha Mavens blogger network.
About the Café Mocha Radio Show: Café Mocha is the brainchild of award-winning media veteran Sheila Eldridge. Created by and for Women of Color and syndicated nationally in more than 25 markets and on Sirius/XM Channel 141, Café Mocha is heard in major markets of New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The show airs weekends and is co-hosted by comedienne/television host Loni Love (E!’s “Chelsea Lately”/Fox’s “The Real”), two-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist MC Lyte, and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin. This high-energy, two-hour show features the latest in urban music, lively chats from an unabashedly women’s perspective, no-holds barred advice and exclusive interviews with top performers, celebrities, politicians and civic leaders. Café Mocha, represented by Westwood One Networks, is the only national show that speaks directly to African-American women, ages 25 to 54, who represent a combined buying power of more than $1.2 trillion.
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Black History Month Is Celebrating Her! On Café Mocha
Radio Show spotlights women making strives Past and Present
With #CelebrateHer Series
CHICAGO, IL. (January 28, 2015) – The Café Mocha™ radio show kicks off Black History Month with an innovative series honoring women entitled #CelebrateHer. The radio vignettes recognize African American women from the Civil Rights movement to today’s female trailblazers who are making a difference in their respective fields from entertainment to technology.
Featured in the series are actress, dancer, choreographer, director Debbie Allen, Ebony Fashion Fair founder and director the late Eunice Johnson, musical prodigy Janelle Monae, NBC “Today Show” Co-Anchor Tamron Hall, first ever African American Cinderella on Broadway, KeKe Palmer, Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant, leader and strategist of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee featured in the movie Selma, Diane Nash and well-known civil rights activist and mentor to Rosa Parks, Ella Baker (deceased).
Café Mocha™ creator and executive producer Sheila Eldridge comments, “We are honored to profile women who have been and are on the frontline of making history; several may not have been heard of but truly deserve recognition.” The series will air in such key markets as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Washington, D.C and Richmond, VA.
#CelebrateHer vignettes will be complimented by features on the show’s social media platforms and CafeMochaRadio.com. XFINITY®, from Comcast joins Café Mocha by honoring Black Innovators and entertainers making a difference today at www.CelebrateBlackTV.com.
About Café Mocha Radio: Café Mocha was built on the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information. Known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’ the show is syndicated in over 25 markets and available on Sirius/XM. Hosted by hip-hop legend MC Lyte, actress/comedienne Loni Love and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin and actress Nicole Ari Parker, this high-energy, two-hour show format features the latest in urban music, lively chats from an unabashedly women’s perspective, no-holds barred advice and exclusive interviews with top performers, celebrities, politicians and civic leaders.
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