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About Ascend Brand Communications
Who Are We?

Ascend Brand Communications experts are a team of communications professionals with more than 20 years of combined experience in media training, media relations, speech writing, content development and communications consultation.

Who Do We Serve?

Our clients include executives, physicians, subject matter experts, athletes, entertainers, elected officials, authors and other public figures. Our goal is to help each client reach their full potential as a media spokesperson so they reach their goals.

Quality Work

Whether you are preparing for a media junket, red carpet interview, a featured interview, or a public speech, Ascend Brand Communications can help you be as polished and prepared as possible.

About Anasia Obioha

We always stay on the cutting edge of digital, so that our clients maintain their competitive advantage.

Ascend Brand Communications founder and lead trainer Anasia Obioha has a personalized approach that helps each client elevate the delivery of their messages with confidence, clarity and competence. Anasia has worked as a communications consultant for dignitaries and major organizations including Cedars-Sinai, Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente. She’s helped pitch clients and prepare them for media interviews at national outlets such as CNN, People, The Huffington Post, PBS Newshour, Dr. Oz, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, NBC Nightly News, Bloomberg Business Week, and Wall Street Journal among others. A former TV and print journalist, Anasia uses her experience to help her clients craft the messaging that connects them with the right audience.

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Personalized Media Training

Media training is imperative for anyone planning to appear in the media in order to ensure the proper delivery of the right message at the right time, protection of the individual’s brand and crisis management. Our training focuses on the 4 Cs, clarity, control, competence and confidence.

Our team of trainers and videographers can come to you or train you in our state-of-the-art location. Our training includes capturing your session on camera so you receive 1:1 coaching and feedback. Essential skills you’ll learn in training include:

- Crafting compelling messaging

- Controlling the interview

- Learn how to demand the attention of your audience

- Learning how the media works and what to expect in media interviews

- Delivering the right soundbites

- Techniques for handling challenging questions

- Learning your personal strengths and areas of opportunities

- Tips for avoiding the most common mistakes

- Understanding of various interview styles

Communications Consultation

From media relations to crisis management, Ascend Brand Communications experts have the competence and connections to catapult your brand to new heights. We offer a comprehensive assessment that allows us to tailor a strategic approach based on each client's specific needs. Our campaigns focus on providing the maximum return on ROI while leaving a lasting impression.

Speaking

Engage PR pro and Personal Branding expert, Anasia Obioha to speak or deliver a practical workshop at your next conference, meeting, team training or event. Anasia shares practical skills and expertise so attendees can immediately implement what they’ve learnt to see real results. She can also tailor topics to fit a specific audience. Topics she can present on include:

- How to position yourself as a go to content expert

- How to pitch the media and get results

- Communicating with confidence, clarity, competence and control

- How Leaders Can Use PR and Social Media to Promote their Brands

- Preventing PR disasters

- The power of story telling

We serve the following industries:

Sports
Entertainment
Healthcare
Public Affairs
Nonprofit

Government
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Anasia was a great addition to our team. She provided a new and fresh perspective on all work and was eager to play an active role. Anasia was interested in learning about new work and was not timid about taking on roles to help her grow and expand. Anasia also brought her previous broadcast experience to the job and helped to produce/edit television programming as well as to host a new segment for the 2010 television series produced by SAMHSA the "Road to Recovery." Anasia is a pleasure to work with and has one of the most positive attitudes I have had the opportunity to work with in years!

Michele Monroe U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA

Anasia is a multi-talented professional who is able to assess situations and quickly see improvement possibilities. As a program manager working on a highly complex project with many facets, she was able to balance the load and keep up with a fast-pace. Her energetic and positive attitude was appreciated in stressful times and I would highly recommend Anasia as a wonderful asset for any team.

Jan Gruenwald Espiritu Kaiser Permanente

Anasia and the team at Ascend Brand Communications have been an exceptional PR partner for me and my non-profit organization Willville Foundation. I’ve come to rely on their experience, connections, competence, creativity, positive attitude and tenacity for all my communications needs. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them as we grow and spread our mission to empower and build the self-esteem of our youth.

Artose Pinner Former NFL player

As an award-winning international speaker, one of my goals was to hone my media interviewing skills to help elevate my brand. Working with Anasia, I was able to meet that goal and secure multiple media interviews, including renowned national magazines and online media. The exposure has advanced my brand and helped me secure additional interviews and speaking engagements. I highly recommend partnering with Anasia as your media interview coach.

Tana M. Session "Huffington Post Top Female Experts to Follow in 2018"
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