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How To Pitch: Essence
Pitch everything from personal finance and relationship tips to health and career advice to this black women's bible.

So What Do You Do, Edward Lewis, Founder of Essence Magazine?
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So What Do You Do, Emil Wilbekin, Managing Editor of Essence.com?
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Former Razorfish President Named Global CEO at Essence - Posted May 20, 2014
Christian Juhl, former president of Razorfish, has been named global CEO... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former Razorfish President Named Global CEO at Essence - Posted May 20, 2014
Christian Juhl, former president of Razorfish, has been named global CEO... [GalleyCat]

How to Land Your Clients a Spot in Essence - Posted May 6, 2014
Essence, which calls itself the black women's bible, is ripe for PR pitches. With 1.5 million issues in print (and 1 million online), this pub reaches a large, niche audience. Editors at Essence want PR folks to know that they are inundated with press releases, so pitches need not be generic. Be... [FishbowlDC]

5 Tips for Social Media Event Planning and Activation - Posted March 4, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post courtesy of Cara Kleinhaut, founder of award-winning event creative, production and design agency Caravents. In the last few weeks alone, Caravents has organized and promoted events r... [FishbowlDC]

Constance White Out at Essence - Posted February 11, 2013
Another casualty of the Time Inc. cuts is Constance White, Essence's editor-in-chief. The New York Post ... [FishbowlLA]

Guiding Sophia's Light - Posted November 19, 2012
What's Sophia Nelson ministering about lately? Washington's Op... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Guiding Sophia's Light - Posted November 19, 2012
What's Sophia Nelson ministering about lately? Washington's Op... [FishbowlNY]

The Essence of the Perfect Pitch - Posted March 9, 2012
To nab a byline, we writers toil over every word until a shining query letter is crafted, but, for Essence senior editor Tanisha Sykes, perfection simply means leaving no aspec... [10,000 Words]

The Essence of the Perfect Pitch - Posted March 9, 2012
To nab a byline, we writers toil over every word until a shining query letter is crafted, but, for Essence senior editor Tanisha Sykes, perfection simply means leaving no aspec... [FishbowlLA]

'Essence' Pitches Should Have Both Insight and Information - Posted March 8, 2012
For 42 years, Essence has been addressing the issues of importance for African-American women. Targeting Black women between the ages of 18 and 49, Essence is now more than a magazine. It's a web... [FishbowlDC]

Constance White: 'Essence Has Always Had a Diverse Staff' - Posted August 16, 2011
After watching the fracas over Essence's hiring of a white fashion director in 2010 (and white managing editor more recently), we had to get newly named editor-in-chief Constance C.R. White's take on both. Wha... [FishbowlLA]

Essence.com Revs Up Coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011 - Posted February 11, 2011
Essence.com is displaying its wares at ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former Essence Washington Correspondent Cynthia Gordy Joins The Root - Posted January 24, 2011
Cynthia Gordy, former Washington correspondent for Essence and Essence.com, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Pitching Essence? First Understand the 'Inner Workings' - Posted December 17, 2010
With a circulation of 1.5 million and about a million unique monthly visitors to its site, Essence should be on your radar if you're trying to reach the African-American female audience. "Black women have grown up with us and their mothers have grown... [FishbowlDC]

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