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Gwendolyn Quinn

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Local Address: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Capital Entertainment
217 Seaton Place, N.E.
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20002
United States

Company Description: Capital Entertainment is a public relations agency often asked to recommend good entertainment attornies, radio promoters, retail marketing experts and public...   more
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CAPTIAL ENTERTAINMENT :: Contact Us
www.capitalentertainment.com, 14 May 2015 [cached]
Contact: Gwendolyn Quinn 1650 Broadway Suite #1110 Brooklyn, NY 10019 Phone: 212-765-7910 Fax: 212-765-7905
BlackSpeakers.com - Gwendolyn Quinn, Advertisement and Music Speaker
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Gwendolyn Quinn | [View Profile] BlackSpeakers.com - Gwendolyn Quinn, Advertisement and Music Speaker
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How fitting that the offices of veteran publicist Gwendolyn Quinn are located on Broadway in midtown Manhattan, at the music industry hub. Music has been an integral part of her career as a publicist and public relations executive for over 15 years, and she has been in entertainment for over two decades. With tenures at Capitol Records, Arista, Island, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Mercury/PolyGram, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Quinn has directed press campaigns on behalf of a who's who of popular music Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean "P.
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In 2002, Quinn founded GQ Media & Public Relations, Inc. a full-service publicity and marketing firm that specializes in developing stratagem and coordinating special events and brand development for clients who span the worlds of music, performing arts (theatre), corporate, not-for-profit, faith-based, and the visual/fine arts. A team of experienced, highly skilled professionals, Quinn and her principles have a combined 50+ years of experience in corporate and entertainment marketing.
The African-American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC)
In addition to her work with GQ Media & Public Relations, Quinn and fellow media specialist Marlynn Snyder looking to fill the gap in the networking potential among African-American public relations and media specialists discussed the idea of forming a listserv of African-Americans working in the communications field to fulfill that particular need. In 2001, Quinn initiated, developed and founded the African-American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC).
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As a brand extension of the AAPRC, Quinn also launched The AAPRC Monthly (now titled) Global Communicator in February 2004, an e-publication for African-American public relations, marketing, journalists and communications professionals).
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In August 2007, Quinn also launched Mighty Quinn Management, a talent management firm representating book authors and recording artists.
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Quinn also represents singer/songwriter Jessica Labus (www.myspace.com/jessicalabus) and gospel recording artist Shari Addison (www.myspace.com/shariaddison).
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Prior to founding GQ Media & Public Relations and A Queen Production, Quinn had served as Vice President of Publicity at Capitol Records since June 2000. Based in New York, she was responsible for developing and implementing overall media strategies for the R&B and urban artists at Capitol and its family of labels. The artists she worked with included CeCe Winans, Rachelle Ferrell, Oscar De La Hoya and Dave Koz, as well as soundtrack projects like Girlfight (Screen Gems Pictures, 2000) and Boycott (HBO Films, 2001).
Quinn went to Capitol from Arista Records, where she had been Senior Director of Publicity since 1997. Learning from music industry giant and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Clive Davis, Quinn worked on campaigns for many of Arista's superstar artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Monica, Deborah Cox, Prince, Kenny G, Carlos Santana and Lisa Stansfield.
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Quinn also created and launched media campaigns for Bad Boy Entertainment/Arista joint venture artists including Puff Daddy (a.k.a. P. Diddy), Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, and Mase.
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Prior to Arista, Quinn spent a year as Senior Director of Publicity at Island Records, working with Hiriam Hicks and another famed music man, Chris Blackwell, as well as the Isley Brothers both Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
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In 1995, Quinn was named National Director of Publicity & Media Relations at Capitol Records this was her first stint at Capitol, where she would return five years later, after working at Island and Arista. During this tenure with Capitol she worked with BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Whispers, Tracie Spencer and others.
She had come to Capitol from the Jersey City-based Flavor Unit Entertainment conglomerate, headed by Sha-Kim Compere and Queen Latifah. As National Director of Publicity for Flavor Unit's Records and Management division for three years, she formulated campaigns for a full roster of urban music artists and executives. Among them were Naughty By Nature, Zhane and Queen Latifah. Quinn would become the exclusive publicity coordinator for all of Latifah's music, television, film and corporate affairs.
Quinn's first position at a record company came in 1991 when she became Publicity Coordinator at Mercury/PolyGram in New York.
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More About Gwendolyn Quinn
Quinn is a BMI writer and publisher. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the National Black Public Relations Society, the Greater New York Black Public Relations Society, the Museum of Television and Radio, the Museum of the Moving Image, the National Association of Black Journalists, a voting member of NARAS (the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) and others. Quinn is featured on the CD recording TOTAL PRAISE LIVE (2002), and is a former choir member with Total Praise of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn, New York. She is the recipient of the National Black Public Relations Society Network Award (2007). In 2006, she was honored by then Council Member Yvette D. Clarke (Brooklyn, New York) and the entire Council of the City of New York for her efforts on behalf of the African-American Public Relations Collective. In 2004, Quinn was also honored on Capitol Hill by Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and the men of SOULS OF MY BROTHERS (book) for their Celebration of Black Fatherhood event.
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Taking full advantage of her twenty years as a communications professional, and of a broad and wide-reaching network of contacts throughout the media including writers and editors, producers and talent bookers, broadcast personalities and senior management executives Gwendolyn Quinn has forged her own path and become a recognized leader in the publicity and public relations field.
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Gwendolyn Quinn GwendolynQuinn@aol.com MightyQuinnManagement@aol.com
Gospel Music -- BMI and the Songwriting Series Present "A Conversation with Donald Lawrence" -- Entertain Your Belief
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About Gwendolyn Quinn
Founder and Creative Director of the Series, Gwendolyn Quinn holds tenure in the music industry that includes extensive professional contact with the producers, songwriters and executives who will participate in the workshop series.
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In 2002, Quinn founded GQ Media & Public Relations, Inc., a full-service publicity firm whose client roster includes Aretha Franklin, Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin and various other projects in the music business as well as clients in the performing arts (theatre), sports, corporate, not-for-profit, faith-based, and the visual fine arts.
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Quinn is also the founder of the African-American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC), a national organization of African-American public relations professionals.She is the publisher and editorial director of the collective's monthly e-publication, Global Communicator (formerly The AAPRC Monthly).She founded A Queen Production, a multi-media production unit in 2001.
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Urban Entertainment - Cyber Slam - Editorial
www.urbanentertainment.com, 19 April 2004 [cached]
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> The portion of Broadway that stretches through midtown Manhattan, very near the bright lights of the theatre district and the bustle of Times Square, houses the hub of the music industry.Along those blocks you'll find writers and composers, studios and producers and other vital industry components.You'll also find the offices of veteran publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.Fitting, since music has been an integral part of her career as a publicist and public relations executive for thirteen years, and she has been in entertainment for more than two decades.
With tenures at Capitol Records, Arista, Island, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Mercury/Polygram, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Quinn has directed press campaigns on behalf of a who's who of popular music -- Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Prince, Puff Daddy (a.k.a. Sean "P.
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In 2001, Quinn founded GQ Media & Public Relations, a full-service publicity firm that specializes in developing stratagem and coordinating special events and campaigns for clients who span the worlds of music, performing arts (theatre), sports, corporate, not-for-profit, faith-based, and the visual/fine arts.A team of experienced, highly skilled professionals, Quinn and her principals have a combined 40+ years of experience in corporate and entertainment marketing.
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Prior to founding GQ Media & Public Relations, Quinn had served as Vice President of Publicity at Capitol Records since June 2000.Based in New York, she was responsible for developing and implementing overall media strategies for the R&B and urban artists at Capitol and its family of labels.The artists she worked with included CeCe Winans, Rachelle Ferrell, Oscar De La Hoya and other new artists and soundtrack projects.
Quinn went to Capitol from Arista Records, where she had been Senior Director of Publicity since 1997.Learning from music industry giant and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Clive Davis, Quinn worked on campaigns for many of Arista's superstar artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Monica, Deborah Cox and Prince.
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Quinn also created and launched media campaigns for Bad Boy Entertainment/Arista joint venture artists including Puff Daddy (a.k.a. P. Diddy), Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans.
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Prior to Arista, Quinn spent a year as Senior Director of Publicity at Island Records, working with Hiram Hicks and another famed music man, Chris Blackwell, as well as the Isley Brothers -- both Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees.
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In 1995 Quinn was named National Director of Publicity & Media Relations at Capitol Records -- this was her first stint at Capitol, where she would return five years later, after working at Island and Arista.During this tenure with Capitol she worked with BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Whispers, Tracie Spencer and others.
She had come to Capitol from the Jersey City-based Flavor Unit Entertainment conglomerate.As National Director of Publicity for Flavor Unit's Records and Management division for three years, she formulated campaigns for a full roster of urban music artists and executives.Among them were Naughty By Nature, Zhane and Queen Latifah.Quinn would become the exclusive publicity coordinator for all of Latifah's music, television, film and corporate affairs.
Quinn's first position at a record company came in 1991 when she became Publicity Coordinator at Mercury/Polygram in New York.
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Quinn began her career in music in 1982, on the Television and Radio staff at ASCAP.
Quinn's various interests and skills have brought unexpected rewards.Prior to her career in entertainment, she landed a coveted position at the famed Vidal Sassoon Salon in New York where she worked as a colorist.Quinn has also worked as a licensed real estate agent in New York State.
Her interest in television production and development -- first nurtured during her stint at Capital Cities/ABC -- led to the founding of A Queen Production, Inc. in 2001.This production unit of Quinn's media interests, named after her mother Queen Esther Quinn, is headquartered at 1650 Broadway along with GQ Media & Public Relations.The company is currently developing several entertainment variety shows and specialty programming.
Quinn's creativity and drive continue to move her in exciting directions.The busy executive's prowess in the kitchen has led to the development of a new venture developing both a gourmet baked goods brand and luxury, handmade candles and toiletries.
In spite of her busy life, Quinn manages to find time to devote herself fully to community and church.At Brooklyn's Emmanuel Baptist Church, she serves as a board member of the Emmanuel Community Economic Development Corporation, and a mentor with the Amachi Program -- which provides mentors for the children of incarcerated parents.Quinn sings soprano in Emmanuel's noted 160-plus member choir, Total Praise, and is part of the recording of the choir's first CD -- Total Praise Live -- released nationally in 2003.Most recently Quinn founded an Entertainment Ministry at the church that will provide a wide variety of consulting and development services for Emmanuel's many creative endeavors.
In 2001, Quinn founded the African-American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC), a national network of nearly 500 communications professionals.In addition, she launched The AAPRC Monthly, a monthly on-line publication on February 27, 2004 that is distributed and cirulated among members, journalists, media and communication executives throughout the United States and abroad.
AAPRC members represent a broad spectrum of arenas -- entertainment, sports, finance, corporate, not-for-profit, faith-based, visual/fine arts, publishing.The AAPRC Monthly provides a tremendous opportunity for members to network and to see the powerful potential they have as a group.For journalists, it's an opportunity to stay plugged in to what's happening in a variety of industries."
Quinn is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Greater New York Black Public Relations Society, the Museum of Television and Radio, the National Association of Black Journalists, and a voting member of NARAS (the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).
A Georgia peach, Gwendolyn was born in Augusta, Georgia, the youngest of three siblings, to Queen and Lonnie Quinn.
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Gwendolyn was raised in Newark, Maryland's Prince George's County and Washington, D.C.
Capital Entertainment:: Home
www.capitalentertainment.com, 22 May 2009 [cached]
GQ Media Contact: Gwendolyn Quinn1650 BroadwaySuite #1110Brooklyn, NY 10019Phone: 212-765-7910Fax: 212-765-7905
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