Cocoa Media Group Announces New Beauty Team; 2014 Best In Beauty Awards; Record Site Traffic; Podcasts Available On iTunes

by LP Green, II

Cocoa Media Group (CMG), the fastest growing collection of premium digital destinations targeting young women of color, including and CocoaFab.TV and, added two A-list beauty veterans to their roster of contributors. Former Essence magazine beauty editors, and co-founders of The Beauty Beat Box, Tasha Turner and Marcia Caster have joined the CocoaStyle team to contribute beauty, skincare and hair care articles and video series to the site.

“We are so excited to join the Cocoa Media Group family and contribute to the growing success of the brand,” says Marcia Caster. “We look forward to working with Angela, Shelly and the rest of the talented team across their multiple platforms as we continue to do what we love most—helping women of color look and feel their very best.”

In addition, beginning in December, CMG will partner with The Beauty Beat Box for a 30-Day beauty giveaway to newsletter subscribers to celebrate their 1-year anniversary. Custom throw blankets are one of the favorite items customers love to receive as part of a giveaway.

CMG will also release the results of their first-ever “CocoaFab Best in Beauty Awards” in January 2014. Crowning the best makeup, hair care, skincare, fragrance, nails, body products and stores for young Black women, the beauty team will announce the winners in a series of videos, articles and robust social media integration.

The company is also pleased to announce they completed their first year with record-breaking traffic of over 4.5 million unique visitors in the month of November and their celebrity interviews and original web series are now available as Apple iTunes podcasts.

Cocoa Media Group (CMG) is an innovative digital media company founded by former Essence magazine editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray and leading digital media strategist Shelly Jones Jennings to entertain and inspire young women of color. CMG operates a compelling portfolio of premium media brands, including, CocoaFab.TV and With a team of award-winning journalists and videographers, CMG also delivers innovative content experiences for this audience as well as brand partners looking to reach this growing and influential market.

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