Thanks to the outstanding growth of The BlackBell Agency during this past year, Campaign Director Antoine Bell was lauded and recognized at this year’s Annual Industry Ceremony in Maryland for the company’s impact in the marketing, advertising, and promotions industries.
The BlackBell Agency staff recently sat down for an interview with Antoine Bell in order for him to share his experience and perspective on business and success.
TBBA: How many awards ceremonies have you attended?
AB: I had the opportunity to attend four conferences in total. The first one was last year at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for the first USA Sales Awards. I attended two in the US as a contestant. I also attended three other ceremonies outside the US as a guest. The first was in Barcelona, Spain in December 2013 and then another two in London in January 2012 & 2013.
TBBA: How many awards did you win this year?
AB: I won four Major Awards this year. “Organizational Achievement Award,” “Outstanding Achievement Award,” “20/20 Club Award,” and one for the “President’s Club Award.”
TBBA: What is your favorite part of attending those events?
AB: My favorite part has to be networking! The opportunity to learn & share ideas with top entrepreneurs in my industry is incredible. I love being able to listen to guest speakers and stories of people who had very humble beginnings and are now examples and inspirations for success.
TBBA: Who gave the best speech this year according to you?
AB: Last year, Rick Pitino – former New York Knicks and Boston Celtics Head Coach and current head coach of the NCAA Champions at the University of Louisville. Rick made a huge impression on me. He promoted his new book “One Day Contract” and he related his sports and basketball experience to the sales and marketing industry. This year, international investor and entrepreneur J.C. Cobb had an incredibly motivating piece on how leaders attack problems.
The BlackBell Agency’s Project Director Antoine Bell was really honored to have been part of such a grandiose event with 2,000 people in attendance! He gave all the thanks and the praises to his staff and his partners.
Mr. Bell and the rest of The Agency in New York City is looking forward to expanding throughout the country, as far as California next year having more members of “The Agency” be recognized next year.