The CNPR 2016 Internship Program


Good Day!

CNPR is proud to announce their first Internship Program! In 2016 CNPR will be bringing in 7 women interns to the program that will give them hands on experience, access to the new CNPR referral program, build their portfolio and have exclusive access to CNPR owner Candice Nicole.

The boutique PR firm is seeking interns in the following categories:
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Events
The ideal candidate would be a college student, but that is not required. They should be 21+ and have a vehicle or access to public transportation and located in the Washington, DC area (The PR/Marketing/Events Intern). If you're interested in Social Media, you can work virtually. CNPR also seeks an individual who is a hard worker, self starter, self motivator, creative, knows how to work with a team, knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Social Media platforms.

If this is you, please email CNPR by Sunday, Dec. 20 2015.

EMAIL: Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com (SUBJECT LINE: CNPR 2016 Internship Program)


Tis' the Season to Give Back with Feed The 500!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations


THE THIRST NO MORE CORPORATION (TNMC) Partners with FEED THE 500
to GIVE AWAY a Week’s Supply of Groceries to Food Insecure Families in Baltimore City,
Ft. Meade Military Base, Prince Georges County & Washington, DC.
Food Distribution Will Be Facilitated by a staff of compassionate and dedicated volunteers

In response to current economic conditions and lengthy unemployment lines, there is an undeniable need for FEED THE 500.  In its SEVENTH year, visionary Tracy Price, along with her team of dedicated volunteers from the surrounding communities will be reaching out across the DMV, Fort Meade Military Base and Baltimore City to feed more than 500 families on DECEMBER 19, 2015 FROM NOON – 2PM.  Since 2009, FEED THE 500 has been committed to GIVING AWAY A WEEKS SUPPLY OF GROCERIES TO A MINIUMUM OF 500 FAMILIES and will do the same for 2015!!  There are no restrictions that would inhibit anyone from receiving food free of charge!!!
FEED THE 500 is funded through the generous donations of individuals, churches, small business, and corporations.  To speak with Tracy about this worthy cause or how you or your organization can support this year’s event, please contact Tracy Price at 240-606-5987 or tracyprice@gmail.com.  Individual and Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.  PLEASE DONATE DIRECTLY AT https://www.gofundme.com/2015FeedThe500.

ABOUT THE THRIST NO MORE CORPORATION - We are a 501c3 humanitarian organization based in the state of Maryland, started in 2008. We exist to aid the poor and empower the destitute both nationally and internationally. We have three main areas of concentration including community empowerment, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.


FOOD DISTRIBUTION WILL BE HELD AT
THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP
5225 YORK ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD 21212
FROM NOON – 2PM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015

CNPR Owner Releases First E-Book- "The PR Puzzle"


On Small Business Saturday, Candice Nicole who is the owner of Candice Nicole Public Relations released her first e-book titled "The PR Puzzle". It's under $10 ($7.99 to be exact) and is packed with great knowledge of the PR industry. It's an easy read and definitely a book that will you keep going back to for advice! The table of contents is below:

One. "What is PR"
Two. "The Benefits of PR"
Three. "PR for Startups"
Four. "Utilizing Social Media in PR"
Five. "Creating the Ultimate PR Plan"
Six. "Making a Budget for PR"
Seven. "How to Choose a PR Firm"
*BONUS* How to Receive Media Invites to Exclusive Events
Purchase Your Copy Today!
http://bit.ly/ThePRPuzzle


CNPR Cyber Monday Deal


Happy Cyber Monday Everyone!

CNPR is PRoud to announce that for Cyber Monday we will be offering PR Consultations for 50% Off! The call will be for 15 min and the link to secure your spot is now open, and only 10 spots are available.

This is a great opportunity for new/current business owners!

Hope to speak with you soon on a call!

-Candice N. Mackel

Event Recap: Short Film "ALX" Screens at Historic AFI Silver Theater

"ALX" Screens at Historic AFI Silver Theater
 

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Early Sunday evening at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD Writer/Director Collins Harris IV held a screening for his new short film ALX . This was only the second screening for the film as it already made its debut at the Martha Vinyard's African American Film Festival this Summer. In short, ALX is a film about a young woman attending an HBCU who finds herself at a crossroads when she begins to start bumping heads with administration. There is a new rule specifically pertaining to the appearance/presentation of the African American students and she now needs to make some decisions about life and collegiate experience.

The private screening for family/friends, Indiegogo Supporters and Press was held in a 75 seated theater but as the screening was in high demand 10 additional chairs were added to accommodate and even towards the end when the panel discussion was being held there were individuals standing/seated on the side. Before the screening started the crowd was greeted by Collins as he thanked them for attending and expressed his excitement for them about to see the film. After the film concluded there was a panel discussion which raised questions about natural hair, how African Americans are viewed in mainstream America when they wear their natural hair, organizations with rules banning certain types of hair styles + more. The panel was moderated by Tim Gordon who is the President of the Washington, DC Film Critics Association.

Panelists
  • Tim Gordon- President of the Washington, DC-Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)
  • Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever- Founder of The Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, Former Executive Director of NCNW, Author, International Speaker & Contributor to TV One, PBS, Siris/XM Radio & Huffington Post
  • Jarielle Uter- Lead Actress in "ALX"
  • Paul Craig- Lead Actor in "ALX"
  • Tamon George- Recent MBA Graduate & Creator of Change.org Campaign against an Organizational Dreadlock ban
  • Collins Harris IV- Writer/Director of ALX
ALX received a standing ovation after the screening/panel discussion concluded with everyone stating how much they enjoyed the film, how the film is very much needed and the conversation is something that needed to be started.
Before the year is over,  ALX will be embarking on a mini screening tour. If you're interested in hosting a screening in your city please send over your inquiry to Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com. 


About ALX

ALX (pronounced Alex) is a short narrative film set on an HBCU campus. Follows a young girl who bumps heads with school administration over a new rule. Amongst her growing business and a budding relationship, she must decide her next step.

The school's policy is specific, dealing with the appearance and presentation of their African-American students. However, the ideology is rooted in a broader category known as the 'politics of respectability'. The film engages issues surrounding hair, attire, and sexual respectability. ALX is a fictional interpretation of young African-American collegiate life on a fictional HBCU campus.


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Photo Gallery

ALX Film Poster Hanging in AFI Silver Theater Lobby

An Actor in ALX & Writer/Director Collins Harris IV

 
BET Producer Chantel Costen & Husband

 
ALX Lead Actors Jarielle Uter & Paul Craig

The Esteemed Panelists

Writer/Director Colliins Harris IV caught in laughter! 

Celebrity Hairstylist to Host Grand Opening in DC 10/25!

CNPR is pleased to have Lamaj in the City as a client! Owned by Jamal Edmonds who is a 21 year veteran in the industry, the salon opened a few weeks ago and on October 25th will open its doors to everyone!

Please take a minute to review the press release for additional information.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations
301.875.3224

Celebrity Hairstylist Jamal Edmonds Opens New Boutique Salon in Washington, DC
Creating an Experience for the Lady on the Go in the Nation's Capital


Washington, DC (Wednesday, October 14, 2015) - A few weeks ago celebrity hair stylist Jamal Edmonds opened his doors to his new boutique salon Lamaj in the City in Washington, DC. On Sunday, October 25th, Lamaj in the City will open its doors for its official Open House to Industry Professionals, Media and Family & Friends for a walk through and to meet the Owner. The staff will also be on site to greet the individuals as they were hand chosen by Jamal Edmonds himself and come with a wealth of knowledge in the hair industry.

Jamal Edmonds has been a educator and hair master for 21 years. He's an educator with Mizani and has worked with Grammy nominated singer Elle Varner, CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee, singer Teyana Taylor, Model/Actress Eva Marcel and many more. He has also the owner of Salon Lamaj which is located in Maryland and in 2013 was a finalist in the Steve Harvey's Neighborhood Awards for "Best Beauty Salon".

When asked about Lamaj in the City , Jamal states " Lamaj in the City is THE premier Salon destination located in the heart of Washington, DC. Our goal is to service all hair types/textures in an URBAN, CHIC AND ELITE environment while the salon's foundation is built on education, teamwork and SUPERIOR customer service ." The boutique salon is looking forward to servicing the chic, on the go woman of Washington, DC; providing the best customer service and an unforgettable experience.

In addition with the grand opening, as October is Breast Cancer awareness month, Lamaj in the City will be honoring 10 special women who have been affected by Breast Cancer on October 26th. Jamal Edmonds will be donating wigs and hair units. Submissions, along with a brief story may be sent to teamlamaj@gmail.com .

To keep up with Lamaj in the City on Social Media, please follow @LamajInTheCity on Instagram and "Like" their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Lamajinthecity.  For more information on Lamaj in the City. to s et up an interview with Jamal or to cover the Grand Opening on October 25th, please send an inquiry to Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com .


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The Howard Theatre & Neo Elite Present The Neo Age Showcase in Washington, DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT
Candice N. Mackel
PR Director for Neo Age Showcase
Candice Nicole Public Relations
candice@candicenicolepr.com 

The Howard Theatre & Neo Elite Present The Neo Age Showcase in Washington, DC
The Next Generation of Soul and R&B

Washington, DC (June 30, 2015)- It's Summertime in the Nation's Capital and a new music experience is about to be bestowed upon this great city! In partnership with The Howard Theatre, Neo Elite is proud to present The Neo Age Showcase: The Next Generation of Soul and R&B. The debut of the bi monthly show will take place July 23, 2015 with doors opening at 7 PM. The line up decision was made by deciding on the following:
  • One Rising Artist with buzz from the DMV Community
  • One Rising Artists with Talent from the House Studios AGP Program
  • One Rising Artist with Buzz and Legitimate Established Fanbase from outside the DMV:
  • One Rising Artist that has built a Legitimate Following and Fanbase from the DMV
Performing LIVE will be Reesa ReneeAaron CamperBOOMscat and ShaMain. Another exciting bonus to The Neo Age Showcase is the "One Minute Mic" competition which will be hosted online and the winners (which will be chosen via Social Media) will perform on The Howard Theatre stage during the show July 23rd and a champion will be crowned. Participants can enter by posting a 15 sec Instagram video of a cover and using the hashtag #OneMinuteMic.

When asked about making Washington, DC the home of the new music experience, creator Zeplyn Xavier states  " With such a heavy existing music culture in the DMV, it was a great opportunity to partner with one of the most prestigious historic venues (The Howard Theatre), and co-create an experience that can mirror a time when Washington D.C. was a major location for rising Soul and R&B talent to come and perform. We are giving it a modern day twist and adding some flair, but the goal is to really amplify the amazing rising talent we have here and all across the nation ." 

The Neo Age Showcase is also proud to announce their partners  House Studios YouKnowIGotSoul.com  TheBobbyPen  Gypsy Soul Entertainment &  SoulBounce. 
In addition, a percentage of the total proceeds after every Neo Age Showcase show will go to nonprofit organizations. For the July 23rd showcase experience, the recipients are Critical Exposure, a DC based organization which trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities and DJ | JD Foundation who are committed to molding high school students by utilizing multiple developmental programs and networks to a thorough understanding of both finance, financial markets, and long-term goal setting.
Tickets can be purchased HERE and for any media inquiries please contact Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com. 

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About Neo Age Showcase
Neo Age Showcase is a bimonthly experience presenting the Next Generation of local and global Soul and R&B artists.

Co-Created in partnership with The Historic Howard Theatre, hailed by the Washington Post as a venue that "symbolizes hope for D.C. to reclaim depth and soul of its past"; each showcase features four of the best talented and popular artists from the next generation of Soul and R&B music, accompanied by a band, an in show sing off and will be donating a percentage of total ticket sales Each show to non-profits organizations.

Neo Age Showcase will also be live streamed online in order to fulfill the mission of being the driving force that introduces not only the DMV community, but also the nation to the next generation of Soul and R&B artists.

About Candice Nicole Public Relations

Candice Nicole Public Relations is a boutique firm based in the Metropolitan area that was established in 2007. CNPR specializes in Publicity, Marketing, Events, Media Relations, Branding, Social Media Campaigns and more. Throughout the years, CNPR has worked with Spike Lee, OWN TV Network, TI, Big Boi, Howard Hewitt, Wale, Mindless Behavior, RaVaughn, Kevin McCall, Marsha Ambrosius + more! CNPR is a firm that believes in reaching to the sky and bringing out that star in YOU!