Monday Media Maven: Saptosa Foster





Saptosa Foster is a critically acclaimed communications strategist in the public relations industry. Foster, is a North Carolina native who interned as a college freshman for Pendulum Records and in the marketing department at Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records and writing for Vibe, Complex, XXL, The Source, Savoy, Honey, Fader, The Ave and Creative Loafing. She met her friend and current partner, Shante Bacon, during her time at Pendulum Records.

Currently, Foster serves as the managing partner of the prestigious 135th Agency, a public relations firm based out of Atlanta and New York, founded by Shante Bacon. The company attained its LLC in 2005 and has been a rising star since, winning an American Advertising Federation Mosaic Award in 2010. Their current client roster includes Black Women in Film,  Weinstein Company, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Disney, Turner, WE tv, Paramount, and Lionsgate.

Foster has been honored numerous times, garnering such awards as PRNews’ Top Women in PR (2015);  Who’s Who in Black Atlanta “Most Influential” Honoree, (2014); five-time Winner NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) from 2013-2015 for 135th campaigns for OWN, BET, Carol’s Daughter, MYX Fusions Moscato; and named one of Rolling Out’s Top 25 Women of Atlanta (2013).

Sources: Spelman University, PR News Online


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