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commonground

An award-winning agency that delivers unique multi-faceted marketing solutions with cross-cultural credibility and authenticity for national blue chip, progressive-minded clients.

LeslieWrites has worked as public relations director and brand strategist with Commonground founders and managing partners, Ahmad Islam and Sherman Wright, and their leadership team since November 2011. Our work includes:

  • Serving as a strategic thought partner and developing PR and brand strategies that elevate commonground—an agency long on serving clients with excellence, but short on telling their own unique success story of staggering growth and national recognition. In 2012, commonground was honored by Advertising Age with the Small Agency of the Year Gold Award for agencies with 11 to 75 employees and named one of the 13 most successful companies to watch in 2012 by Black Enterprise Magazine.
  • Working closely with Commonground’s “Digital Ninjas” a/k/a the social media team to manage the agency’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr.
  • Managing media relations efforts for founder, Ahmad Islam, and Gabriel’s Horn Foundation, a family foundation established to honor Mr. Islam’s son and all autistic children from underserved communities.
  • Providing counsel and aiding in the development a long-term, strategic partnership with the Chicago Urban League.

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