Seamlessly connecting your organization to audiences at home and abroad

 

Headquartered in New York City, A-Z Media Communications is a media relations, PR, branding, and content creation agency with an international flair and a global reach – a competitive edge that is amplified by our fluency in English and French.

 
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Our story

Former media executive Aziza Albou founded A-Z Media Communications in 2015 with a deep-seated passion to nurture a more balanced and accurate image of emerging economies in the US and other developed markets. The agency’s first series of projects revolved around providing advisory services in English and French for both business and political clients with ties to Africa and the US!

Our growth

As we have grown, A-Z Media Communications has expanded its reach, portfolio, client-base, and focus areas to include clients around the world as well as in our backyard of the New York-Montreal corridor as well as London and Jo'burg.

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Our purpose

Our aspiration and “raison d’être” has remained the same: to build bridges and foster lasting relationships between and within countries, continents, companies, and public organizations – and their respective audiences. This resonates across everything we do.

Our expertise

We are a diverse team of former media executives and senior communication professionals who know the world of communications inside out. Our cross-cultural backgrounds and rich international business expertise in the English and French speaking parts of the world further ensures you are working with a team that is in attuned to the cultural and language intricacies that thinking globally and acting locally requires.

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Aziza Albou Traoré –

Founder & CEO

Aziza moved from France to the United States in 2009 and started as an account manager at The Network Journal, a business magazine. She held various positions, from marketing to writing and programming, for major international media (Jeune Afrique, Forbes, Africa 24). In 2011, she became the first representative for Groupe Jeune Afrique in North America and opened their office in New York City. She recognized the need for a more positive and accurate representation of emerging markets abroad, and the importance for these markets to handle media exposure more professionally. Aziza thus started providing communication advisory services between Africa and the United States. With A-Z Media Communications, she aims to extend her services to international level. Aziza has a master’s degree in communication from the French Institute of Press in Paris. When living in France, she was in charge of the financing and production for a contemporary art center. In 2013, she completed a program of broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy.

J. Scott Punk, APR, SCPM -

Senior Strategist

Scott is a strategic marketing leader and proven catalyst for performance improvement with a reputation for successfully leading complex marketing programs that demand critical analysis, team alignment, agility and bottom-line results. A forward-thinking expert in business-to-business content marketing and brand strategy with 25+ years’ experience in agency, corporate and association environments, he has an extensive portfolio of international work. Scott is a recognized expert in strategy creation and execution; change management; organizational alignment and engagement; marketing automation; and go-to-market strategies that deliver bottom-line results. His vertical market expertise includes: professional services; IT; telecommunications; financial services; industrial chemicals; healthcare; and building products.

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Neil Ferguson –

Communication Director

Neil is a seasoned journalist working out of Johannesburg, South Africa. His thirty years in media have seen him travel Africa widely, providing training and guidance for news professionals around the continent. Neil has held senior positions such as Executive Producer, Bulletin Editor and Chief Sub-Editor at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, 702 Talk Radio, independent 24-hour news channel, eNCA and production company, Urban Brew Studios. He has also owned a media company offering public relations and writing services, TV and radio production, and media training. Over the years he has developed an in-depth knowledge of local, African and international news and media. Neil is also the co-author of an extensive TV News writing course. Neil has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a post-graduate degree in Psychology.

Geet Bhatt -

Investor specialist

Geet Bhatt is an investor, advisor and entrepreneur from the United States. He brings six years of experience as a financier with a background in investment banking and principal investing in the energy sector having completed over US$4 billion of transaction in the United States, South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has previously worked at KawiSafi Ventures, the International Finance Corporation and Marathon Capital. He brings hands-on experience of working with the Boards and Management teams of emerging market companies to scale and grow. In addition, he has advised companies and governments throughout Sub-Saharan Africa on energy sector strategy, development matters and media relations. He graduated with honors from Emory University and is pursuing an MBA at The Wharton School.

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Working with partners & associates worldwide

To further expand our services, A-Z Media Communications maintains an extensive list of investor relations specialists, political consultants, media pitchers, and industry experts that are part of our extensive international network.