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McDowell discusses the growing success of her agency, how her Jamaican heritage has impacted her professional career and evolving the challenges of entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneur and public relations extraordinaire Suzan McDowell has been able to leverage over two decades of relationships within the radio and entertainment industry to make her dream of a full service communications agency come true. Overcoming a path of blood, sweat and tears, McDowell is the CEO/President of Circle Of One Marketing, arguably one of the most successful minority-owned businesses in South Florida. Founded in 2001, “The Circle” has grown into an influential corporate citizen with a unique ability to access and move the African-American & Caribbean markets.
As the agency on record for the popular Miami ‘Jazz In The Gardens’ festival since its inception 9 years ago, Circle of One Marketing also represents other high profile clients including the University of Miami, OneUnited Bank and Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign in South Florida.
In the midst of planning the upcoming Jazz In The Gardens music festival, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with McDowell to talk about the success of her agency, how her Jamaican heritage has impacted her professional career and the evolving challenges of entrepreneurship.