SOURCE: Marketing Maven

Marketing Maven

May 13, 2014 08:10 ET

Marketing Maven Becomes a WOSB, DBE, and WBE Certified Marketing and Public Relations Firm

Los Angeles PR Firm Recognized With Multiple Certifications Alongside Their Rapid Growth as a Small Business in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Marketing Maven announced their three recent certifications: Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council-West.

The criteria to become certified as a WOSB, includes the following: the firm must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. This certification fills an important role in giving women-owned businesses the opportunity to compete for federal contracts.

"Now a WOSB, DBE, and WBE certified firm, we hope to have the opportunity to work with large businesses who are looking to procure firms to assist with their community outreach, Hispanic marketing, social media marketing and publicity," said Lindsey Carnett, CEO and President of Marketing Maven.

DBEs are small businesses, which are at least 51 percent owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. DBE is a federal certification which includes minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and WBEs that meet certain federal requirements.

Certification as a WBE signifies that Marketing Maven is majority owned, operated, and controlled by one or more females.

Marketing Maven recently recognized as a finalist in the Fastest Growing Company category by the 2014 Latino Business Awards and also named a finalist in the PR News Social Media Icon Awards. For more information on Marketing Maven and their integrated marketing strategies, please visit

About WBENC-West

WBENC-West is a regional partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women's business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBENC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Hawaii.

WBENC-West brings together corporations and government agencies with certified Women's Business Enterprises to promote a shared interest in supplier diversity.

About Marketing Maven

Marketing Maven is an integrated LA marketing firm with offices in New York focusing on public relations, Hispanic marketing and social media. Their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports and online product reviews to help increase revenue. To learn more, please visit

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