Member Since June 2018
Nikki Carlson is Co-Founder/Co-President of ChicBlvd Inc. which founded and owns three divisions -ChicBlvd Magazine (www.chicblvd.com), ChicExecs Brand Strategist Firm (www.chicexecs.com) and Fashion Audio LLC (www.chicbuds.com). She has over 16 years experience in PR/Marketing. From high school salutatorian to a graduate with honors from Azusa Pacific University, Nikki reaches for her goals with determination and spirit. Soon after attaining a degree in Marketing, Nikki landed a job with Russ Reid Company, an advertising agency in Pasadena, CA. She rose through the ranks to an executive position where she managed clients in tv, radio, print, fundraising, website development, branding execution and event sponsorship. Her main focus: non-profit and Christian companies including World Vision, Columbia House, Veggie Tales. After 5 years at Russ Reid, she served as an executive at Ambassador Advertising Agency managing clients including Compassion International, Breakpoint with Chuck Colson, author and speaker Jim Garlow. Her work included overseeing radio program initiatives from creative concept through execution. In 2004, she ventured out to pioneer ChicBlvd Inc using her creativity, entrepreneur passion and desire to give back by helping other businesses and getting involved in charity work.
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ChicExecs PR & Retail Strategy Firm
Background experience within the organization includes years of Advertising/Marketing/PR and Business Management, Retail and Sales. ChicExecs was born out of a culmination of experience through the founder’s marketing experience, ChicBlvd Magazine, as well as their successful product line, ChicBuds. This bird’s eye view into all areas of a successful product launch and brand growth, provided an opportunity for ChicExecs to recognize an underserved need which led to the creation of ChicExecs firm servicing entrepreneurs as well as established businesses. ChicExecs PR was launched in 2006 and quickly garnered over 100 Clients and a network of 15,000 small businesses due to the high demand for our model and innovative new system. Clients continue to receive features in many well-known media outlets such as InStyle, People, Rachel Ray, Parenting, Pregnancy & Newborn, Modern Bride, Extra Tv, The Today Show, The Doctors, FOX News and thousands more. Following ChicBlvd Inc’s product line placement in stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Lord & Taylor and several more, ChicExecs PR Clients continually expressed their need for distribution expansion in retail stores. ChicBlvd Inc listened to demand and ChicExecs Retail Strategy was born. After helping Clients with Retail Strategy growth, ChicBlvd Inc quickly identified the need for funding partnerships for budding entrepreneurs and currently manages crowdfunding campaigns and investment opportunities. ChicExecs provides the recipe for success in our growing network and continues to service industry leaders around the country. ChicBlvd has a passion of giving back and has partnered with organizations such as Compassion International, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Icing Smiles, Casa Teresa and more.