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Press & Media

OFFICIAL BIO

'Elevation Strategist’ Zakiya Larry, elevates brands and influence through coaching for media or public speaking mastery, crisis mitigation and strategic public relations.

Named by Ebony magazine as one of ten Black women dominating the field of PR, Tech & Digital Media, Zakiya has secured coverage for her clients from some of the top media professionals in the world, including Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Soledad O’Brien, Roland Martin and Tom Joyner.

Her highly sought-after tool kit includes media training, crisis mitigation, speaker and comms teams coaching, and public relations.

 

She most recently served as the Global Chief Communications Officer for Constellation, a group within Stagwell, a publicly traded company in the advertising and tech industry.

 

A bestselling author, her new book, Master The Media: A Step-by-Step Guide to Elevate Your Brand On Air, On Camera and On Stage is the culmination of her decades of award-winning experience, captured for founders, leaders and entrepreneurs to gain confidence and new skills to boost their brand and use press, to boost influence and impact.

 

Zakiya’s media features as an expert include: The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine (.com,) FOX News Radio Network, Black Enterprise.com, The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and many others. 

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FEATURED PRESS

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ENTREPRENEUR

How to Build and Elevate a Black-Owned Brand

While business operations are generally black and white (hello, spreadsheets,) there are often unique cultural and environmental nuances that drive how a Black-owned brand is developed and launched, ultimately shaping how it is received and grows in the marketplace. Learn from global executive leader in public relations and brand elevation, Zakiya Larry, how to shape and grow a Black-owned brand that stands out and lasts. Also, discover how to go beyond checking a DEI box, to enhancing any company's operations with Black-owned brands.

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NEW YORK TIMES

Bill Cosby, Free but Not Exonerated, Faces an Uncertain Future

Though his conviction was overturned, and his team is discussing future work, experts say it’s not likely the ruling will change the public perception of the former star.

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O MAGAZINE

Here's How to Make a Vision Board

Turn your goals into a "crafternoon." 

*Article Contributor

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FORBES

13 Internal Comms Strategies To Prevent The Spread Of Misinformation

With a poorly organized system of communication, misinformation can spread easily and rapidly, leading to confusion, errors and misunderstandings. The poor outcomes that result can impact not only morale and performance, but also the bottom line.

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