As we prepare to close out the year Shelly and I have a lot to be thankful for during our first year in business. It’s been a tough road but also super rewarding and we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for our startup. If I were to get a jumpstart on 2014 New Years resolutions for CMG they would look something like this: more partnerships, more video series, more traffic, more revenue, more help! And I’d also love to try to clone myself and Shelly but that’s probably going to take a while…
Here’s a sneak preview of the exciting plans we have for 2014 which is going out in our latest press release this week!
COCOA MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW BEAUTY TEAM; 2014 BEST IN BEAUTY AWARDS; RECORD SITE TRAFFIC; PODCASTS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES.
Cocoa Media Group (CMG), the fastest growing collection of premium digital destinations targeting young women of color, including CocoaFab.com and CocoaFab.TV and CocoaStyle.com, added two A-list beauty veterans to their roster of contributors. Former Essence magazine beauty editors, and co-founders of The Beauty Beat Box, Tasha Turner and Marcia Caster have joined the CocoaStyle team to contribute beauty, skincare and hair care articles and video series to the site.
“We are so excited to join the Cocoa Media Group family and contribute to the growing success of the brand,â€ says Marcia Caster. â€œWe look forward to working with Angela, Shelly and the rest of the talented team across their multiple platforms as weÂ continue to do what we love mostâ€”helping women of color look and feel their very best.”
In addition, beginning in December, CMG will partner with The Beauty Beat Box for a 30-Day beauty giveaway to CocoaFab.com newsletter subscribers to celebrate their 1-year anniversary.
CMG will also release the results of their first-ever â€œCocoaFab Best in Beauty Awardsâ€ in January 2014. Crowning the best makeup, hair care, skincare, fragrance, nails, body products and stores for young Black women, the CocoaStyle.com beauty team will announce the winners in a series of videos, articles and robust social media integration.
The company is also pleased to announce they completed their first year with record-breaking traffic of over 4.5 million unique visitors in the month of November and their celebrity interviews and original web series are now available as Apple iTunes podcasts.
Startup Dairy #1: Welcome to CocoaFab!
Startup Diary #2: Why Every Startup Diva Needs Her Girlfriends
Startup Diary #3: Go Big or Go Home
Startup Diary #4: The Secret Rules of Success
Startup Diary #5:Â No One Else is Going to Promote You Business Better than You
Startup Diary #6: Lights, Camera, Talk Show!
Startup Diary #7:Â Exciting Launches, Celebrity Partnerships, Sleep Deprivation
Startup Diary #8: 10 Scary Lessons I Learned Our First Year in Business