Carter Media Group, LLC. received international recognition Monday for their work to raise awareness about the crimes allegedly committed by singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly. In the 26th Annual Communicators Awards, the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) presented Carter Media Group, LLC., also known as CMG, with the 2020 Communicator Awards Excellence in Campaigns and Series – Public Service & Activism for Social Media, 2020 Communicator Awards Distinction in Campaign – Cause Marketing for Integrated Campaign, and Campaign – Social Responsibility for Integrated Campaign.
CMG worked with the Law Office of Gerald A. Griggs to breakdown the case on every significant international platform. Through an exhaustive investigation, Attorney Griggs found evidence such as plane tickets and emails that verified that some of the women were underage when they allegedly became sexually involved with Kelly.
Attorney Griggs’s work was featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, BBC, Lifetime, Good Morning America, and many other publications and media outlets. As a result of the work, Kelly was indicted on six federal and state indictments. His bond was denied. Currently, he awaits trial.
“We are in an age of accountability. These three awards speak to our ability to take the facts in an attorney’s case and share the information in a way that’s easily consumed by their target audience. Our teams work hard to find the best ways to share the details of each case on the most suitable media platforms and in a way that drives growth for our clients’ firms. For Attorney Griggs, the success led to 500 new clients and counting, said Carter Media Group founder Dontaye Carter. “It is humbling to receive such high praise for work that we are passionate about and we thank AIVA and their team for this esteemed honor.”
Carter Media Group, LLC. is a full-service Public Relations and Media Strategy Firm that works with attorneys to tell the stories of their clients. CMG was founded in August 2017 in Atlanta, GA, by Dontaye Carter. Carter led the PR department in the Fulton County DA’s office from April 2016 to December 2017. For ten years before the DA's Office, he worked in television news as an Executive Producer, Anchor, and Reporter across the Southeast and Midwest. Carter worked in Atlanta at CBS46 and 11Alive in Tulsa, OK at FOX23, and in Tallahassee, Florida, at WCTV.
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