Nekasha (pronounced “Ne-kee-sha”) Pratt is an award-winning business and marketing executive with 15+ years’ of experience. Her background consists of roles in industries such as publishing, travel, music and finance, and positions focusing on marketing, operations, product and project management, sales, and technology.
Nekasha has held leadership positions at international and global organizations, national marketing agencies and worked for and with Fortune 500 companies. Marketing campaigns she’s helped lead have won over 25 awards, including national Webby, Clios, Effies and Addy creative awards and 4 international Cannes Lions awards. She is currently a VP of Marketing for HarperCollins Publishers and owns a small consultancy, Bright Advisory Group, advising select clients and speaking on behalf of organizations.
Nekasha is also a nationally recognized speaker and thought leader. She has been featured in content by Inc. Magazine, Thrive Global, xoNecole, Platform Magazine, and CrowdRiff as well as Lipstick Economy and Her Story of Success podcasts.
Her recent professional achievements include being named a 2021 Content Marketer of the Year and a 2019 national Bizwomen Economic Development Headliner. Nekasha has a Bachelor’s degree in Management / Marketing from Park University, is a globally certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has a “Foundations in 21st Century Leadership” certificate through Lipscomb University’s Cable Executive Leadership Academy.
Marketing & Creative Awards Include
- 4x Cannes Lions
- Bronze Clio & Gold Clio Music
- 4x Effie
- Adweek Project Isaac
- REGGIE & Super REGGIE Awards
- 5x eTourism eTSYs
- Silver Addy
- Art Director’s Club
- Adweek Experiential Award
Honors & Recognition
- 2021 Content Marketer of the Year
- 2019 Bizwomen National Economic Development Headliner
- 2019 Nashville Women of Influence Award Recipient
- 2018 Nashville Emerging Leader Award Recipient
- 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
- 2017 ATHENA International Nominee
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Nekasha has presented in front of audiences of 900+ all over the country and on topics such as marketing, branding, multicultural diversity and leadership. She has given a TEDx Talk and spoken for organizations such as Content Marketing World, International Black Film Festival, City University of Hong Kong, General Assembly, Dollywood, Government Social Media Conference, US Travel, 36|86 Conference, and Together Digital. Visit her Speakers page for more information.