Top honors for the 135th Street Agency

The 135th Street Agency has received an “EMMA” awards (Excellence in Multi-Cultural Marketing Awards) by the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). The firm was awarded for marketing tactics in the print and digital categories for campaigns with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s (Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor”) and BET (“The Game” Superfan contest).

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135th Managing Partner Saptosa Foster and Founder/CEO Shante Bacon accept their award at the New York Marriott Marquis

The EMMA Awards ceremony took place October 9 at NAMIC’s 27th Annual Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis. Founded in 2005, the 135th Street Agency is a marketing and strategic communications company based in New York City and Atlanta that specializes in campaigns targeting youth consumers and business professionals.

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Saptosa and Shante with their families

Shante and Saptosa with BET's Consumer Marketing Department - Copy

Shante and Saptosa with BET’s Consumer Marketing Department

With clients that include Disney Studios, Sony Screen Gems, Tri Star Pictures and TNT, public relations is their forte and they specialize in social media marketing, online marketing and brand strategy consulting. The firm has been featured in Black Enterprise, Redbook, Vibe Vixen, Crain’s New York Business and The Network Journal.

by Samantha Ofole-Prince in New York for Trendy Africa Media. Samantha Ofole-Prince is a journalist and movie critic who covers industry-specific news that includes television and film. She serves as the Entertainment Editor for Trendy Africa.


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