Among the bulk of must-attend events at ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans, this year was Ford’s private press junket brunch spearheaded by Ford’s multicultural communications manager, Raj Register.
The festival sponsor hosted an exclusive dining experience for a hand-selected group of Black journalists representing a portion of the most respected media outlets in the country. The journalists were also later gifted an Echo Dot created by Amazon to help enhance their digital experience.
The intimate affair was held at Emeril’s Delmonico located in the Lower Garden District. Guests were served some of the finest Creole cuisine the city has to offer but with a modern twist.
The outlets in attendance included rolling out, People magazine, Interactive One, Bossip, NY Beacon, ABC Radio, Hip Hollywood, Upscale, Fandango, Hello Beautiful, Cafe Mocha Radio, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Grio, Always A-List and Madame Noir.