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MEDIA LED. 

What We Do

Meet The Team

Meet the Team

What We're Saying

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Clients

Building Brand Narratives that Inspire Movement

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Insight Driven Strategy and Analytics

What a brand is NOT - your product, your logo, your website or your name.
What a brand IS - a promise,  a defining purpose and why you wake up everyday to work. Let us help you find that purpose.

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Connected and Optimized Media Approach

NTC is a collaboration. We are a seasoned staff, developing creative, idea-driven media 

approaches for every task, against any segment. We deliver every client a custom POA, leveraging our Connate strategic 

approach to elevate the conversation, delivering a single holistic design with a unique point of view.

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Original Content Through an Authentic and Empathetic Lens

Why do marketing messages fail? Because they focus on the business and not the consumer. Why do our marketing messages succeed? Becuase we've learned, when you speak in their Native Tongue, people will listen.

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Holistic Innovation that is Translative for Brands

Inspiring movement means we can help you achieve future growth and maintain a relevant product in the market. We love being "in the mix". Let us partner with you to develop new products or maybe find a new approach or simply collaborate to enhance your existing products & processes.

Marissa has spent over two decades working in the marketing and branded entertainment space. She is considered one of the industry’s preeminent experts at developing, negotiating and executing content led media strategies across any medium. She is also one of the few industry specialists who has a proven track record of service in the multicultural native content space.

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Marissa Nance | Founder

Cynthia Dickson brings over 20 years of hands-on client management experience in all aspects of marketing and media, with further interest in multicultural and diversity markets. She specializes in brand strategy development, calling out actionable consumer insights and executing integrated media campaigns for Fortune 500 companies across nearly every category.

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Cynthia Dickson | Media

Candice is an award-winning Writer, Producer & Entertainment Marketing Expert. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, with a dual degree in Marketing and Management, and a concentration in Dramatic Studies. She has spent 15 years cultivating a portfolio of content that meets strategic marketing objectives while maintaining creative integrity.

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Candice McFarlane | Creative

Algunas personas no sólo entienden a los clientes….los COMPRENDEN. Ellos saben lo que el cliente quiere incluso antes de que el cliente se de cuenta de ello. Llamamos a esas personas  “Client Whisperers” o “Susurador del cliente”. Conozca a JR, nuestro “Client Whisperer”. Claro?

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Jesse Ruiz | Accounts 

Sam leads our Integrated Marketing  & Media conversations, layering innovation and creativity over a solid data-driven foundation. With expertise across all mediums - including social, digital, audio and TV - Sam is much more than our media analytics maven, she is our bridge between left and right brain success! 

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Samantha Huggins | Analytics

Derrial Christon is an accomplished host, reporter, writer, director, entrepreneur and TV producer. A native of Dayton Ohio, Derrial was a driving force behind the scenes in the entertainment world for many years in both New York and LA for brands such as Vibe Magazine, Honey Magazine & Foot Locker. 

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Derrial Christon | Talent

At Native Tongue Communications, our mission is to dig beyond the obvious insights and authentically connect our clients to their consumers at the deepest levels. We do this through the lens of diversity. We've built a fluid and collaborative consulting team that brings an unmatched richness of thinking and background to the media, marketing & content solutions we offer.

Native Tongue Communications(NTC) is a first-to-market MWBE certified media-led marketing agency. We were built to help navigate effective audience connectivity in the minority-majority world many of us already live in. Authentic and empathetic conversations are the foundation of our brand narratives, woven from the most trusted of data-driven intersectionality insights. Our multifaceted team operates with an unwavering eye toward delivering on a promise of focused CONTEXT + CONTENT + COMMERCE, simply put, we are your apostles of “Cultural Competency"!

Through TheDirector, his Digital Studio, Pete has created content for dozens of Fortune 500 brands. Pete’s most recent episodic work includes ABC’s “Black-ish”, FreeForm’s season one hit “Grown-ish”, and OWN’s one-hour drama “Greenleaf”, premiering later this year. He is currently in production on the acclaimed series, "Grey's Anatomy". 

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"The Director" Studio | Content

Cris has a passion for writing, producing, and editing. He received a degree in Film and Electronic Arts from California State University Long Beach. He recently finished a short documentary that aims to bring awareness to veterans with PTSD and their service animals.

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Cris Jocol | Content

Marquida is at the forefront of live streaming content production, working with  BET, Time Warner, Viacom, CNN, REVOLT TV & Fox. She is a native Virgin Islander and a proud Hoya. 

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Marquida Webster | Content