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Up & Coming Artist Liv Warfield kicks off the Awards Reception with her sultry sounds.
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Partners mingle at our intimate Sponsor Awards Dinner reception at the Vermillion in NYC.
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L.R. Emil Wilbekin, Editor-At-Large, and R&B Soultresses Bridget Kelly, Sevyn Streeter and Liv Warfield
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Michelle Ebanks, President ESSENCE Communications, welcomes our partners to the 2013 Sponsor Awards and helped kickoff the 20th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival.
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ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa K. Bush gives attendees a sneak peek into the new ESSENCE editorial programs coming to life at the 2014 Festival.
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Joy Collins, ESSENCE's General Manager ackowledges and thanks the ESSENCE Festival Host Committee members from the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans.
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Desiree W. Honore, CPA Undersecretary Office of the Lt. Governor
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Judy Morse-Deputy Mayor, New Orleans.
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L.R. Jocelyn Langevine, Associate Director of Digital Marketing- Essence.com, The Marketing Arm: Tiffany Moore, Account Supervisor, Kim Clark, Account Director, Ryan Heuser, Sr. Director Music Integration Chauncie Burton, Account Director-ESSENCE and Sheryl Leder, General Manager of Essence.com
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L.R. Jocelyn Langevine, Associate Director of Digital Marketing-Essence.com, Sheryl Leder, General Manager of Essence.com, Multicultural Marketing-Verizon-Latasha Owens Hobdy, Janelle Taylor,and Kim Smith, Account Director-ESSENCE
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Covergirl wins best 360 Degree Engagement Award for their execution of the Covergirl Superlounge curated by Janelle Monae
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L.R. Dana Baxter, Senior Director of Communications for ESSENCE, Sharonda L. Britton, Director, Marketing-Walmart, and Anika Grant, Associate Director of Sponsorship Sales-ESSENCE Festival
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L.R. Melissa Mitchell, Director of AA Marketing-Coca Cola, and Anika Grant, Associate Director of Sponsorship Sales-ESSENCE Festival
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L.R. Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and Michelle Ebanks, President of ESSENCE Communiations
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L.R. Julia Serrels, Detroit Sales Manager-ESSENCE, and Chuck Morrison, EVP General Manager- Uniworld
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Doug E. Fresh, was in the house to present the night's most coveted award, Sponsor Of the Year.
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L.R. Paul Johnson, Midwest Sales Director- ESSENCE, Michelle Ebanks, President, ESSENCE Communications, Doug E. Fresh, Rob Jackson, U.S. Marketing Director AACM- McDonalds, and Staci Bazzani, National Sponsorships Director-ESSENCE Festival
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L.R. Michelle Ebanks, President, ESSENCE Communications, and Staci Bazzani, National Sponsorships Director-ESSENCE Festival "thank all of our 2013 sponsors and congratulate them on a record breaking year."
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l.-r. Liv Warfield closes the evening with an electrifying encore performance of her new singles "Why Do You Lie" and "Catch Me If You Can".
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