Ad Agency Founder named to Legacy Miami Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful & Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry List

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The owner of Hip Rock Star Advertisement, Marketing, and Communication Agency has been listed as a Miami Power Honoree. On May 2, 2015, Jessica Garrett Modkins will be awarded by Legacy Miami Magazine at the Diplomat Hotel.

Jessica Garrett Modkins, Marketing & Advertisement Agency Founder of hip rock star and Executive Director of The Historic Society, has been selected by Legacy Miami Magazine as one of “South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry” for 2015. She was featured in the Miami Herald on April 13th in the Miami Legacy Black Power Special Section (;).

"Our single goal at hip rock star is to build brands that are doing 'good' for society through integrated marketing communication strategies. Every brand has a story and many times this story will connect with people but brands have not integrated this storytelling into their advertisement, marketing, and communication strategies. That's where we come in. We build brands." says Jessica. For over two-decades Jessica Garrett Modkins has influenced, developed, and built brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Diageo, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, the Trayvon Martin Foundation, Verizon Wireless, and the SBC Community Development Corporation.

She serves as the Executive Director for the Historic Society; her philanthropic dedication has led to an on-going partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. She co-authored the book Images of America: Miami’s Richmond Heights which was read into the United States Congressional Record and her commitment to community service has led to her being a nominee for a 2015 African American Achiever Award.

She has penned speeches for the Mayor of the City of Atlanta, delivered the morning news for WEDR 99 Jamz, and oversaw Arrow Records/Universal Records to chart four albums in Billboard Magazine. She has spoken at Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami. She is a founding board member for the Miami HBCU Alumni Alliance. She holds a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina A&T S.U. in Broadcast News.

She will be honored on May 2, 2015 with other recipients at the Hollywood, Florida Diplomat Resort & Spa. To purchase tickets please visit |

About Hip Rock Star:

Hip Rock Star thrives in bringing your brand to life by producing forward thinking campaigns for advertisement, communications, and marketing needs. This passion for innovation encapsulates the creative, intuitive, and genius minds at hip rock star. Each team member brings their unique skill set and industry know-how to create, produce, and execute every forward thinking initiative developed for clients.

About Legacy Magazine:

Established in 2004, Legacy through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Orlando Sentinel has a statewide readership of more than 4 million and publishes bi-monthly. Legacy is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.

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