40 Under 40 2016: Shanté Bacon, 135th Street Agency

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When major brands, networks, and tech companies are looking to make an impact and engage with their target audience, they call CEO Shanté Bacon of 135th Street Agency.

40 Under 40 2016: Shanté Bacon, 135th Street Agency
40 Under 40 2016: Shanté Bacon, 135th Street Agency

Specializing in experiential marketing for the past 11 years, Bacon has gained the trust of some of the most reputable brands, national organizations, and tech companies across the U.S. Some of her top clients include BET, OWN, WE TV, Google, and Cablevision.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?

Landing Google as a client.

What's the best piece of advice you can give to future 40 Under 40 honorees?

Have fun building your business, and be fearless every step of the way.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?

Secure 10 more tech giant clients.

What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?

I am addicted to the 24-hour news cycle via MSNBC, as well as to Golden Girls, The Muppets, and scandalous juicy soaps such as The Catch, Scandal, and Power.

This is a 40 Under 40 Profile. Click here to see all profiles as well as previous year's winners.

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