The Team
Angela Thomas (CEO)

Angela Thomas is Founder of Prana Marketing, Inc., a national marketing firm located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.  Thomas has extensive experience in developing and executing fully integrated marketing and e-business strategies for entertainment properties, small businesses, brands and sole proprietors.  Thomas has over 25 years in corporate experience across industrial sectors in both business and consumer marketing. She has advised established companies that include the Fortune 500 and start-up businesses that have become successful global enterprises.  Prior to starting Prana Marketing, Thomas held executive positions at Universal Music, Sony Music and BMG Music where she marketed unknown music artists that eventually generated millions of dollars in incremental sales. Many of these artists have become successful worldwide entertainers. Thomas is a graduate of Suffolk University and attended a special cross registration program at Emerson College receiving a B.S. in Communications.

Alison Mariella Désir (Writer)

A two-time graduate of Columbia University (BA & MA), Alison has been a publicist/writer for Prana Marketing since 2005 where she has composed press releases, bios, website-copy, speech-copy, and promotional material for clients ranging from DJ Hurricane of the Beastie Boys to the Mayor of Englewood, NJ, Frank Huttle III. Alison has a longstanding committment to event planning and fundraising for humanitarian causes, most recently successfully completing a marathon and fundraising over $5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Alison’s hobbies include blogging, singing, and running.

Katie Maroldi (Prana Executive Assistant & Social Networking)

This young dynamo holds it all down at Prana. Katie is a born leader: from Class President, Drama Club President, Varsity Soccer Captain to Pace University Graduate in Communications/Public Relations, she continues to take the helm and lead Prana’s social networking & digital and PR campaigns. Katie interned in NYC at PR firms specializing in Broadway, Celebrities and Theater, creating grass roots digital campaigns. There is no challenge too big or too small for Katie and she will find a solution to complete any marketing initiative.

Brent Whiting (Graphic Design & Website Development)

Brent has been graphic designing since the early 1990′s and his designs have been trusted by Universities, major recording labels, individual artists, photographers, large and small clothing companies, and startups who need a flair for individuality. Brent also has extensive experience designing for and coding websites, adding an extra notch in his creative belt and allowing him to be a one-stop shop for those seeking on or offline designs alike. His hobbies include drawing, painting, producing music, and photography. But most likely, he’d love to be in Paris, France right about now.

Jeremy Smith (Photographer & Digital Marketing)

A graduate of Indiana University, Jeremy started his career at Prana Marketing inventing viral digital music marketing! He has since followed his path in photography and works closely with North Jersey Media Group and their media assets Bergen.com, 201 Family, 201 magazine and others. Jeremy is multi-talented and his interests include music marketing, photography, photo editing and any website nuance.

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