What's Your Brand Story?
I know firsthand the power of storytelling. As a foster child, many people showed me that my story mattered. It prompted a change that shifted the entire trajectory of my life. And although there was a lot for me to learn - and unlearn - I am eternally thankful for a second chance after a childhood of abuse and neglect. Storytelling changes lives, and it starts with a heart for advocacy. What's your brand story?
About Our President
Chinua Joi Ivey, MAOM, MA is a communication practitioner with over twenty years of corporate communication and mass media experience. Her work history includes print, radio, digital, public relations, and marketing for federal and local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. As a former foster child, she values advocacy and social change. She is motivated by her belief that "Every cause, person, or brand has a story, and every story can spark change." She weaves this philosophy into the business she founded and incorporated in 2020 - Ivey Media Agency, LLC.
Mrs. Ivey is a Ph.D. candidate at Liberty University studying communication. She earned a MA in Strategic Communication from American University (2020), a Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Prevention from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (2011), a MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix (2004), and a BA in Mass Communications/Speech Communication from Bethune-Cookman College (2002). Her memberships include Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society for Online Students, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), National Communication Association (NCA), Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta (BPRSA), and Black Women in Media.
In addition to leading her public relations consultancy, she is a Communication Studies instructor at Bethune-Cookman University and the author of the IRIS (Incredible Resilience and Inner Strength) Book Series for relationship violence awareness and prevention. Mrs. Ivey resides in West Georgia with her husband. Together, they have a beautiful, blended family.
Whether your request is for a guest speaker/lecturer, interview, keynote address, or a panel moderator, Chinua Joi Ivey is an experienced public speaker who is available for booking at local, national, and virtual events. Her talking points include:
Communication Strategies & Tactics for small businesses
Women in Business/Entrepreneurship
Intimate Partner Violence & Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention
Foster Care Advocacy
Features & Write-ups
Event and publication features:
BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA (2021)
GEORGIA COMMISSION ON FAMILY VIOLENCE (2020)
SHOUTOUT ATLANTA (2021)
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION (2019)
VOX ATL (2018)
THE MOPS BLOG