AKA Entertainment & Media is an event promotion and publishing firm based in Greensboro, NC that is owned and managed
Allen McDavid, an experienced Creative Director. In a 22+ year career, Allen worked for many major clients and brands including
Hanes, Jefferson-Pilot Financial, AIG, eDiets, VoiceGlo, NoNonsense Hosiery, Purolator, Regal Boats,Burlington Socks, NC State
Athletics, and more. He won many national awards along the way including a "Best in Nation" conference tournament program
cover design awarded by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Allen co-founded and helped build four companies prior to forming AKA Entertainment & Media - McDavid & Holbrook Advertising,
SpyderByte Communications, Stratapult Studios and Emisare, Inc. Additionally, McDavid co-founded two non-profit
organizations,Techcentricity and the Greensboro Center City Marketing Alliance. Allen and his wife have owned and managed a
retail shop on South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro since 1999.They live in a loft above the store.
Allen McDavid, and AKA Entertainment & Media are both well known in the region. AKA has produced festivals all around the
state AKA's Texas Pete TwinCity RibFest in Winston-Salem is second only to the Lexington Barbecue Festival in attendance
numbers for Triad food events and has been featured in "Bon Appetit" Magazine and on MarthaStewart.com. In recognition of the
success of his ArtsAlive! Series in downtown Greensboro Allen was named one of "20 who shaped the Triad arts scene in 2003"
by GoTriad. In 2004 Mystic Karnival was named one of the "Top 10 new cultural events in the Triad" by GoTriad. AKA's 2006
Eden RiverFest was recognized by the NC Department of Commerce Main Street Program, as the
"Best Downtown Festival of 2006".
We take the BBQ very seriously...the rest, not so much.
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