Bio

Allow me to reintroduce myself…with quick facts.

Basics

  • Me: Cedric Franklin Brown
  • Born: Naples, Italy to U.S. Navy veteran’s
  • Where I’ve lived: Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Michigan, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia
  • Hometown: Detroit
  • High School: John J. Pershing, 2007
  • Undergrad: Northwood University, Marketing & Management, Cum Laude, 2011
  • Grad School: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Public Relations, 2017

Favorites

  • Color: Most shades of blue; also like black, gold, silver and white
  • Music: Hip-hop—great for inspiring my writing
  • All-time artist: Stevie Wonder; performed as him in my high school chorus concert
  • Current artist: Kendrick Lamar; does this need an explanation?
  • Food: Italian; particularly pizza and pastas
  • Sport: Baseball

Professional

  • Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFP
  • My Life’s First “Aha!” Moment: Getting involved in a male mentoring group, Brothers In Transition, in high school
  • First Client Media Placement: Mentoring Youth Network and their first Project: Warm Detroit event in 2012
  • First Work to Trend on Twitter: 2017 Nation’s Report Card
  • Media Outlets I’ve Placed Stories In: Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Huffington Post, MLive, CBS 62 Detroit, WDIV Channel 4 (NBC affiliate), and WXYZ Channel 7 (ABC affiliate) – just to name a few
  • Number of Times Published: 8
    • One opinion editorial in the Detroit News,
    • One white paper for the National Black Public Relations Society
    • Six articles (and counting) for D&I Explained, a new column in PRSA’s Strategies & Tactics monthly newsletter
  • Outlets Blogged For: 6

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