Ebony T. Grimsley is the owner of Above Promotions, a publicity, marketing and promotions company in Tampa. Her instinctive business sense and passion for assisting others in achieving their dreams creates a perfect match for success for all of her clients.
Invited to speak on entertainment industry topics, marketing strategies, leadership and organizational techniques and professional journalism, Ebony has educated those in the business and entertainment communities, locally and across the nation. Featured on MSNBC.com, the Retail Customer Experience, Mainstreet and other publications, as well as a monthly guest on WEAL in North Carolina, her expertise is well respected in her field. “The most memorable workshop that I was invited to speak at was held during Edwin Hawkin’s annual convention. To be recognized by organizers to speak to artists who have been in the music industry far longer than I have been alive was an absolute treat.”
Since the inception of Above Promotions she has worked with business owners, professional athletes, film organizations, local and national music artists to major networks, metropolitan papers and grass roots media outlets in the United Kingdom, Above Promotions is known for its creativity and excellence in service.
Over the years, Ebony has had the opportunity to work with and planned events for celebrities that are known and stretch across various audiences and backgrounds. Having worked with and along side of industry personnel for noted people such as Korn, Marilyn Manson, Ginny Owens, Rachel Lampa, James Earl Jones, Tavis Smiley, Carrot Top, Tom Joyner, Kid Capri and others, Ebony is equipped to survive in the areas where women are few and far between.
Although most of her clients and experiences reach beyond the Tampa Bay area, she continuously plans, hosts and participates with standing events such as Stu’s Annual Father Daughter Dance, TBABJ's Griot Drum Awards, A Day of Thanks as well as serves on the Board of Advisors for both LocalShops1.com and the Fashion Industry Association.
“I believe that I have been successful in helping others to develop and expand their dreams because I know what it is like to be the journalist, on-air radio correspondent, to work behind the scenes in television and film production. These experiences have truly helped me to bring the best possible skills to my clients. That’s my passion, it’s my purpose.”
For more information on Ebony Grimsley, please feel free to send requests for event emcee, interviews and speaking requests to [email protected]