Germany Kent is an award-winning media communications and public relations strategist, digital marketer, journalist and consultant with a career spanning more than 25 years. Kent is the founder and chief executive officer for Star Stone Press Media Group, an award-winning media, branding, image consulting, marketing and publishing company. Kent has also held executive
positions at Fortune 500 companies, MetLife and Starwood Hotels.
More recently Kent secured national press and celebrity endorsements working behind the scenes as the chief media and public relations officer at Najah Roberts.com and Crypto Blockchain Plug Inc., a cryptocurrency and Bitcoin brick-and-mortar based in California. Kent has been successful as an enterprising businesswoman and continues to blaze new trails spanning various industries. She has been named one of the Top 100 Individuals and Brands on Social Media, a Top Expert To Follow, and was consistently named one of Top 100 Women in Social Media Marketing nationally in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Kent is inspirational, motivational and an empowering wordsmith who is frequently cited in online articles by individuals and companies alike. Her wise words are used on websites, blogs, and social media posts across the globe. The seasoned media professional has also been a college administrator contributing to university branding, marketing and public relations strategy
for the University of Houston, the University of Alabama, Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
As a contributor, Kent’s work has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, MSN.com, AOL.com, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, and EURWEB.com. Kent has been interviewed or featured in Fast Company, Inc. magazine, Dallas Morning News, and many other media outlets, including NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX.
Kent, a former FOX news evening anchor, has appeared on countless news programs, as well as lifestyle and variety shows. She is also an accomplished IMDB actress and producer, who has appeared on primetime television shows, reality television, documentaries, and music videos. No stranger to advertising, Kent has worked alongside agencies to bring their vision to life and has also appeared in commercials for numerous brands including Nike, Disney, Chase, Target, Verizon, AT&T, Pepsi and CoorsLight, to name a few.
As a part of her lifestyle, Kent is actively involved in social justice initiatives, bringing attention to gun violence, promoting mental health awareness, empowering women and girls, encouraging volunteerism and regularly volunteers for nonprofits providing marketing services and actively participating in-person as a helping hand in her local community.
We spoke with the media personality and businesswoman about her stance on volunteering, an issue that is near and dear to Kent’s heart. “Reach out and help others. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. Be a vessel, be the change, be the difference, or be the inspiration. Shine your light as an example. The world needs more of that,” Kent said.
The entrepreneur said many people think that you must have a lot of money to give back and she wants to debunk that belief. “You don’t have to be a billionaire to believe you can make a difference. Give your resources to a charity and volunteer in your community, ” Kent pointed out.
Kent, who has won a global philanthropy award from Empower Magazine and numerous humanitarian awards said “Let your light shine as an inspiration to humanity and be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.”
The renowned media expert also serves as a spokesperson for several nonprofits and sits on the board for a few others. She also gives back through her “Producing Hopeful Souls” initiative where she coaches and mentors those looking to segway into the media or entertainment industry. Kent said that she always tries to help others because so many people have helped her. “Be nice to people. Maybe it’ll be unappreciated, unreciprocated, or ignored, but spread the love anyway. We rise by lifting others,” Kent said.
The multi-hyphenate Kent is also a critically acclaimed bestselling author. Her latest book You Are What You Tweet, shares the same name as her activist outreach efforts in an attempt to combat cyberbullying. “There’s no room for hate and violence in this world. We must learn to be more kind, compassionate, empathetic, and sympathetic to humanity,” the writer said.
When it comes to speaking out, Kent said “Be transparent. Let’s build a community that allows hard questions and honest conversations so we can stir up transformation in one another.”
Kent believes that more people should speak out against online bullying. “To say nothing is saying something. You must denounce things you are against or one might believe that you support things you really do not,” she said. Kent also believes that social media can be a force for good when used correctly. “If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong,” said the social media marketing influencer.
An alumnus of the University of Alabama, Mississippi State University, and the University of Southern California, Kent is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, International Women’s Writing Guild, Southern California Writers Association, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, LA Press Club, National Association of Black Journalists, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In 2018, The Los Angeles Business Journal named Kent as one of the “Powerful Women Making A Difference in Los Angeles.”
Kent said accolades are great, but in her opinion it’s better to be known for being a change agent, and somebody who is making a difference in the world. “Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general,” she pointed out. “Kindness is universal. Sometimes being kind allows others to see the goodness in humanity through you. Always be kinder than necessary,” Kent said.
According to Kent, her goal is to bring out the best in others. “As you become more present in your own life, you will begin to enlighten others by your example.”
When asked if there was anything else she wished to share with The Manhattan Herald readers, the successful entrepreneur said “If you’re not reaching back to help anyone then you’re not
building a legacy.”
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