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Impact Consulting Enterprises Soars to New Heights Winning International Industry Awards While Positioning the MWBE Firm for Expansive Growth 

Cheryl McCants and her strategic communication team add more honors to their long list of accolades which include graduations from ASCEND Newark, CyberReadyMBE®, and Inner City Capital Connections 

Newark, NJ — May 9, 2023 – Impact Consulting Enterprises (Impact) announced today that Cheryl McCants, the firm’s founder and CEO, and the Impact team have earned several individual and team achievements. The latest honors include recognition in the 2023 Global 100 as Best Marketing and Communications Strategists – Northeast USA, and a 2022 Media Innovators Award, Best Strategic PR and Communications Firm of the Year-New Jersey.

These awards recognize and reinforce the firm’s prominence in strategic marketing, community outreach, communication, research, event management, media relations, events, website design, crisis communication, and public relations. With more than 30 years of success, Impact continues to develop and deliver diverse and innovative strategies that transcend trends and turn heads.

“It is with the utmost pride that I share how we’ve made an impact over the past few years. We’re thrilled to become part of the Global 100, “ said Cheryl McCants, Impact founder and CEO and host of the Build Your Business podcast. “And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also been recognized as the Best Strategic PR & Communications Firm of the Year in New Jersey as part of the Media Innovator Awards. It’s a testament to Team Impact’s hard work, expertise, and pure awesomeness. In fact, we don’t believe in being ordinary. Our focus remains on creating extraordinary experiences and delivering the unexpected for our clients.”

McCants has also positioned the firm for expansion by having leadership complete JPMorgan Chase’s ACSEND program, as well as the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s executive MBA program. Additionally, Impact is cyber ready. They have completed the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s CyberReadyMBE® program and received cyber hygiene and cyber readiness preparation training. The program is designed to align with corporate and federal cyber assessment tools including the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) program, the finance sector’s Sarbanes-Oxley controls, the NIST framework, and others.

Between the Global 100 Award which recognizes 100 leading firms and individuals in more than 163 countries and Corporate Vision Magazine’s Media Innovator Award, it is clear that the media and advertising industry recognize Team Impact’s talents. Global 100 provides a benchmark of “the very best of the best industry leaders, exemplary teams, and distinguished organizations” in the world. Corporate Vision highlights Impact’s agility, creativity, and ever-evolving approaches developing innovative client solutions while communicating with diverse audiences and constituents. They recognize the immense value that Impact, a Black woman-owned firm, derives from its team’s diverse approaches, community insights, and research-based strategies, and salutes the team’s unyielding dedication to customer satisfaction, diversity, equity, and inclusion. These characteristics help set this full-service agency apart and make it worthy of this latest accolades.

About Impact Consulting Enterprises  

Impact Consulting Enterprises, found on the web at, is an award-winning Black, woman-owned strategic communication, marketing, public relations, advertising, website design and development firm founded in 1989 by business strategist and communication professional, Cheryl McCants. Foundations, corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, and government agencies who seek to engage with audiences, launch brands, and disrupt industries partner with Impact to tell their untold stories to diverse audiences including women, millennials, genZers, baby boomers, and Latino, Asian, and African Americans. Impact, A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, is HUBZone, WBE, DBE, WOSB, SBE, and MBE certified. Catch our latest business podcast here


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