Selling the Sizzle: How Brands (Including You) Can Become Notable and Quotable


Join marketing and media maven Shanita Akintonde as she shares her signature presentation, “Selling the Sizzle: How Brands (Including YOU) Can Become Notable and Quotable.” This webinar offers an “insider’s view” on what the best brands do to remain on top and how you can do the same.  

Known on the campus of Columbia College Chicago for academic lectures that are grounded in research and framed in COLOR, Akintonde is a three-time Excellence in Teaching award finalist. This 20-year teaching vet is a successful former advertising and PR practitioner whose client base  included McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Sprite. She is currently the executive vice president of branding for UJAMAA Construction, Inc., builders of the Obama Presidential Center in her hometown of Chicago. She also chairs the PRSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Attendees will leave this webinar infused with intellectual ice cream and chock full of communication cotton candy, all drawn from both theoretical and practitioner-based evidence. Akintonde utilizes case studies, research and interview material from leading agency CEOs that capture best practices for building a brand. This is a definite you-don’t-want-to-miss PRSA learning webinar!

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify your niche and determine target market needs.
  • Better manage consumer perceptions about your brand.
  • Put branding tactics to use in order to elevate/build your career.




57 minutes


Branding, Communication Strategy, On-Demand, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics, Webinar

Recording Date

May 12, 2020