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W. Anthony Patton President/CEO/Founder -

Anthony Patton is the President/CEO of WAP, A Multi-Media, Marketing, and Recruiting Agency. WAP is a full service agency geared toward the specific markets of Community Outreach. Currently, his media division reaches more than 100,000 diverse individuals each week that are responsive to his messaging and marketing division. Although the company is located here in New Orleans, La, his business serves the southeastern region of the United States, including Houston, Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta, and Tampa. Anthony’s vision is to service these clients now in print, online media, and special events. His mission is to grow strong financially and politically while building jobs within the community and educating the community on new technology.

Background

In 1997, Anthony moved to New Orleans as an outsider on a job transfer with his medical consulting and sales position with Alcon Surgical and began his MBA training at UNO. Upon completion of his MBA he started EBONetworks as a tool to help communicate the Diverse audience to city and state wide opportunities. He successfully created 19 full time jobs and placed several qualified minorities in other firms and published the states most successful Urban Website (neworleansblack.com), magazine (offline magazine, minority report), and monthly custom events (First Fridays). Anthony has successfully started and managed hundreds multi-media campaigns for corporate, non-profit, and political functions in the Southeastern United States.

Civic/Leadership

Anthony served on the Mayors Post Katrina Bring New Orleans Back Commission, Habitat for Humanity Board, Louisiana Speaks Champion Board member, Political Analyst for NBC Affiliate in New Orleans for the 2006 Political Elections, NJCC Community Activism Board, Orleans Parish Public School System Superintendent Search Steering Committee, Southern Repertory Board of Governors, and various community and political action committees. A few recognitions are 2003 City Business Power Generation, 2002 Gambit 40 under 40, and 2004 Idea Village Ace Recipient. An acquired New Orleanian, Anthony received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University in 1992 and an MBA from University of New Orleans in 1999.

Awards/Recognitions

Gambit 40 Under 40, 2002,

New Orleans City Business, Top New Entrepreneuer of the Year Award, 2003

Idea Village, Emerging Entreprenuer in the State Award, 2004

Boards: New Orleans Convention Center Board, Urban League of New Orleans, Bring New Orleans Back Commission, Southern Reporatory Board of Governors, NJCC Community Activism Board

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Eddie Bonner President NewOrleansBlack.com, Vice-President Ebonetworks, LLC-

Eddie Bonner is a 1990 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His professional career spans over fifteen years in Sales & Marketing with major fortune 500 and Bio-Tech companies. He has developed and implemented numerous marketing and field sales programs, as well as serving on national pharmaceutical marketing committees. Eddie has received several sales performance awards by consistently growing sales in markets averaging over $10 million in total business.

Background

Mr. Bonner’s primary responsibility is overseeing the day-to-day operations of NewOrleansBlack.com. He is also responsible for gaining and monitoring website traffic as well as heading up the Sales & Marketing efforts of the EBONetworks, L.L.C. Eddie has developed relationships with the local Colleges and Universities in the city to employ 10 to 12 college interns each semester in the fields of Sales & Marketing, Journalism, and Event Promotions. It is the goal and vision of Eddie and the entire staff of EBONetworks, L.L.C. to provide an untapped service for two underserved customers: 1) Any business looking to promote a product or service to the upwardly mobile African-American community, and 2) The young, professional African-American that seeks a one-stop shop to be informed, enlightened, educated and entertained.

Civic/Leadership

Eddie served on the Cultural Committee as part of the Mayors Bring Back New Orleans Commission. He also chaired a sub-committee for developing short-term goals for the Cultural Committee.

Eddie currently serves on the Louisiana Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation


 
     
 
 

 

Directors/Managers

W. Anthony Patton
President/CEO

Eddie Bonner
Vice President of Operations

Cleveland Spears
Dir. of Sales

Antan Wilson
Events Manager

Darnell "Dyce" Jackson
Creative Director

Danielle Jenkins
Publications Manager



 

Media

 

Our Methodolgy

O.N.E.

Offline
Market Research
Data Collection
Public Relations
& Media Campaigns
Test Messaging
Robo Cells
Canvassing
TV & Radio
Production

oNline
Community Outreach
E-Marketing
Web Creation
Keyword Searches
Paper Clicks
Viral Marketing
Campaigns

Events
Custom Events
Promotion
First Fridays
FundRaisers

Press Conferences
Release Events
Product Promotions
/Launches



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