Denise L. Bennett

 

Award Winning Entertainment Marketing Executive

Public Speaker 

Diversity & Inclusion Champion

Non-Profit Board Leader 

Professor

Contact:

DLBennett1908@gmail.com

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ABOUT

 

At 20 years of media & entertainment marketing experience, Denise is a seasoned professional. She is currently the Vice President of Brand Strategy at iHeartMedia. Her most recent post was as a senior member of the WarnerMedia Entertainment Content Partnerships team and served as the NYC Chair of the Black Professionals at WarnerMedia Business Resource Group. 

 

Denise has held marketing roles at NBCUniversal’s “Women at NBCU” portfolio team, the NBA’s Global Marketing Partnerships team and TV One’s “One Solution” portfolio team, serving as primary liaison to premier client, Walmart, developing award winning marketing solutions across TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, and Interactive One.  

 

She started as an intern at Viacom's VH1 Save The Music and spent almost 9 years in various consumer and integrated marketing roles throughout the company including Noggin/The N, Comedy Central, and MTV/MTV2.  

 

Denise has a BS in Music Business from Indiana State University and an MBA with a dual concentration in Marketing and Media & Communications from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.  She was in the 1st class of the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep class and has served as the President of the Fordham Black & Hispanic MBA Association and VP of the Fordham Media & Entertainment Alliance.  She has participated in the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Executive Leadership Program and was recently recognized as a 2020 CUP Technology Catalyst.  She has served as the NY Chapter President of NAMIC (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications) and in 2019, she completed the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. In 2019, she received The Network Journal's 40 Under 40 Achievement Award in recognition of her professional accomplishments and contribution to the community.

In 2021, Denise will be a Professor at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business, teaching Advanced Business Communications at the graduate level.

 

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Denise is a classically trained pianist, an avid world traveler, and a proud & active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

WORK SAMPLES
 

WARNERMEDIA

BLACK GIRL MAGIC EVENT
with Omnicom Media Group 2019

WARNERMEDIA

Universal Parks/TBS Drop The Mic 2019

WARNERMEDIA 

2018 Performance Reel

WARNERMEDIA 

2019 Performance Reel

WARNERMEDIA

Audible/TNT The Alienist 2018

WARNERMEDIA

2017 Performance Reel

INTERACTIVE ONE/ONE SOLUTION

2016 CarMax - Bright Side Test Drives - Branded Content featuring Godfrey

TV ONE/ONE SOLUTION

2016 Walmart/NAACP Image Awards Custom Spot 

TV ONE/ONE SOLUTION

2015 Walmart/NAACP Image Awards Recap

TV ONE/ONE SOLUTION

2014 Walmart/Essence Festival Recap 
 
EDUCATION
Masters in Business Administration

MBA, Dual Concentration:

Marketing / Communications & Media Management

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Bachelor's Degree

B.S., Music Business, Concentration:

Business Administration

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

SPEAKER TOPICS
 

Integrated Marketing, What Does it Mean In Media Today? 

Shifting Your Multi-cultural Strategy

Diversity & Inclusion,

An Essential Part of Your Business Strategy

Navigating the Career

Growth Trajectory

Networking for Success

Single and Striving

"Finding Balance Between Professional Achievement and Personal Growth

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
 

Black Professionals at WarnerMedia 

NYC Board Chair 2019-present

Supervising Committee Chair 2017-2019

Fordham University Gabelli 
School of Business

President, Black & Hispanic MBA 

Association
2006 – 2007  
www.fordham.edu

She Runs It

2019 Mentor

2020 Multicultural Alliance Chair 

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African Services Committee

Board Member
2016 – Present  
www.africanservices.org

National Association for 
Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

President, NYC Chapter 2011 – 2012

Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) Class 18

www.namic.com 

Fordham University Gabelli 

School of Business

Vice President, Media & Entertainment

Alliance

2008 – 2009  

www.fordham.edu

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

MBA Prep & College Career Prep Consultant & Mentor 2005-present

MBA Prep Alumni 2003

www.ml4t.org

 
GALLERY
 
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Denise L. Bennett

Email:

DLBennett1908@gmail.com

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