Marketing Maven CEO and President Lindsey Carnett Named Finalist for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards

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The Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation honors three finalists in the Media/Communications category at the 2018 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards

It’s an honor to be named a finalist among so many brilliant and talented women. We all stand at the forefront of innovation in our industries and continue to represent the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Marketing Maven's CEO and President, Lindsey Carnett, was named as a finalist for the 2018 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, which is granted by the Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation, honors talented entrepreneurs from the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The award is unique in that it inspires student entrepreneurs with role models as well as cash prizes.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist among so many brilliant and talented women. We all stand at the forefront of innovation in our industries and continue to represent the spirit of entrepreneurship,” said Carnett. “Having started Marketing Maven at the age of 26 I understand the perseverance and encouragement needed for women who strive to be entrepreneurs and love supporting them through the SOE Foundation.”

Carnett is a spirited trailblazer who prides herself on executing measurable marketing campaigns. Named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America and the 2016 Entrepreneur 360™ list of “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America,” Marketing Maven specializes in public relations, influencer marketing, social media advertising, and reputation management. Named a 2016 Top Woman in PR by PR News and honored as Folio: Magazine’s 2015 Top Women in Media, Carnett lectures at universities, conferences, and professional marketing organizations globally. She has appeared in the Forbes Most Powerful Women Business Leader issue, and been interviewed as a marketing expert on CCTV, Newsmax, Business Rockstars, NPR, The Doctors, Telemundo, FOX Business,, Huffington Post, and in USA Today.

Marjorie Large of WitMark Marketing & Branding Group and Emily Solomon of The Food Marketer join Carnett as finalists in the Media/ Communications category. The other categories include: Agricultural/Wineries, Emerging Business, Health/ Wellness, Hospitality/ Tourism, Green/ Social Entrepreneur, Media/ Communications, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Retail, Science/ Technology, Wholesale/ Manufacturing/ Global Trade. The 7th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

The winners are fairly chosen by independent judges who do not have any relations to the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation or reside in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

About the Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation fully encourages and supports female and student entrepreneurship in Santa Barbara County. The foundation's goal is to help to flourish economic growth in the county. They aid ambitious students who wish to pursue their dreams in developing a business. At the annual the Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards, the foundation recognizes successful female entrepreneurs to benefit the collegiate and high school student entrepreneurs. Since 2011, the Foundation has raised more than $55,000 for the high school and collegiate pitch event. The Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation proved themselves successful by granting funds to the 2012 collegiate winner. Today, the winner owns his own company valued at over $2,000,000. For more information about The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation, please visit

About Marketing Maven:
With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Marketing Maven is a full-service marketing and communications agency. With origins in direct response public relations, Marketing Maven has developed into a premier voice in brand strategy, social media, innovative media relations, event marketing, tradeshow support, multicultural marketing, reputation management and search engine optimization. Marketing Maven leads the industry in utilizing advanced metrics to measure their clients' marketing reach and providing competitive analysis unparalleled in the industry. For additional information about Marketing Maven, visit

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