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Nicole D. Player

Nicole D. Player

Digital Public Relations Manager

Weissman/Markovitz Communications

Los Angeles, CA

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Weissman/Markovitz Communications

Digital Public Relations Manager

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Self Employed

Freelance Publicist

Functioned as primary publicist for LA Urban League Young Professionals’ awards gala. Oversaw red carpet, press check-in and interviews. Secured an ongoing digital media partnership with Loop21.com and coverage on The Huffington Post, Essence, JET Magazine, Black Enterprise, Kevin Frazier's HipHollywood, EurWeb and more.

Assist with celebrity red carpet events including:
• E!'s Live From the Red Carpet for the Grammy Awards.
• Essence’s 6th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon
• ASCAP’s Fourth Annual Grammy Brunch
• Tony Hawk's 10th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit
• Autism Speaks Third Annual Blue Jean Ball

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NBCUniversal, Inc. (E!, Style and G4)

New Media

MCSR

Marketing & Communications Director

• Crafted MCSR's image and brand as one of the world’s most innovative violence prevention programs for teens.
• Implemented and executed traditional public relations, marketing and digital media programs.
• Led event planning, media relations and marketing for MCSR's signature awards gala at the National Press Club, yielding a headlining feature on WJLA-ABC's evening news as well as mentions in print, online and radio.
• Responded to press inquiries, vetted and facilitated media requests and accompanied executives to interviews.
• Worked closely with the Executive Director to actively bring in new licensing agreements, cross promotional opportunities and corporate sponsorships with Verizon and the Verizon Foundation.
• Produced a new website from conception to completion.
• Streamlined MCSR's branding and messaging to ensure consistency.
• Coordinated hiring and managing of external creative and web teams, department interns and special event volunteers.

Atlantic Records

Urban College Marketing Representative

Utilizing relationships with radio, press, retail, DJs and promoters, developed grass roots and promotional strategies to increase airplay and record sales of Atlantic's urban artists in the Washington, DC college market. Arranged media coverage, listening parties, artist meets & greets and more for Twista, Brandy and Fat Joe.

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GMMB

Public Relations Intern

Assisted with agency accounts including National Adoption Day and the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign. Used Cision to create media lists. Pitched news items to journalists and media outlets.

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Warner Music Group (previously known as WEA Distribution)

Marketing Intern

Internship through Youth Entertainment Summer (Y.E.S) to Jobs high school program. Assisted with retail promotions, sales reporting and event planning for artists such as Busta Rhymes and Lil Kim.

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Sony Music Entertainment (previously known as BMG Distribution)

Marketing Intern

Internship through Youth Entertainment Summer (Y.E.S) to Jobs high school program. Assisted with retail marketing and promotions for Jive and RCA releases including Christina Aguilera's debut album.

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Howard University

Marketing