Media Mingle consultants are well versed in helping organizations build positive reputations, garner positive press, become effective spokespeople for media interviews, and pitch stories to local and national media. Further, Media Mingle consultants create events around products, projects and services that engage, entertain and enliven curiosity.
We also edit and ghostwrite opinion editorials, newsletter articles, press releases and website and social media content.
Media Mingle is famous for its Signature Media Mingles where we take over your event to provide attendees a fun and fruitful networking opportunity. Sponsors of our Signature Media Mingles garner attention and new customers, while minglers get to spotlight themselves, meet new contacts and walk away with business cards and maybe even a door prize!
LaWanda Toney has experience in the areas of broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising and marketing. Mrs. Toney has worked in many realms of communication, from Hecht’s Corporate, and AOL, to Encore Marketing International and the National PTA. She has freelanced for Heart & Soul magazine and manages a blog.
Mrs. Toney has built a career managing marketing programs, product development, communications and special events for major retailers, non-profits, publishing and advertising companies.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Howard University and a Master’s in communications/public relations from Trinity University. She is a former board member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Black Public Relations Society.
Zerline A. Hughes has worked in the communications arena as a journalist and media relations professional. Her work as a staff reporter and freelance writer has appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Dance Magazine, and the Baltimore Sun.
Using her knowledge from the newsroom, Ms. Hughes has successfully garnered media attention for such organizations and individuals as New York Times Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, the Justice Policy Institute, The Sentencing Project and the International Black Writers & Artists where she served as a board member for 10years. Hughes is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is a former board member of the Black Journalists of Southern California. She has worked on communications campaigns for Bread for the World, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and helped moved criminal justice legislation including the Second Chance Act and the Fair Sentencing Act.
An adjunct professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communications in Baltimore, Ms. Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and photography from Howard University and a Master’s of Science degree in communication management from Simmons College. She is a Big Sisters of Greater Boston volunteer/mentor and resides in the nation’s capital.