Elite Creative, specializing in content writing, communications strategy, and publishing services, announced that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the third year in a row. “When I founded Elite, it was my dream to make the Inc. 5000 just once,” says Jennifer Rotner, Elite’s founder and CEO. “The rest of the Elite team and I are blown away that we’ve made this achievement not once or even twice, but three years in a row. We know what a rare honor that is, and it’s absolutely one of the accomplishments we’re most proud of.” Elite Creative is #3742 on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list.
Palm Beach resident James “Chip” DiPaula Jr., co-founder of Flywheel Digital in Baltimore, is one of seven new board members for The Cox Science Center and Aquarium. The West Palm Beach center is currently in a multimillion-dollar capital campaign and its expansion is scheduled to be finished in 2026. DiPaula is the co-president of digital commerce for the UK-based B2B data analyst Ascential, where he guides strategy for industry-leading businesses. He co-founded Flywheel Digital, a pioneering digital advertising firm that optimizes e-commerce sales. Under his leadership, Flywheel became the world’s first advertising agency to earn access to Amazon advertising’s application program interface giving the company unprecedented data to optimize digital sales for consumer brands. Flywheel, which employs nearly 300 professionals in six countries, was acquired in 2018 by Ascential.
Maryland Public Television will again celebrate historically Black colleges and universities in September during its fourth annual HBCU Week, a slate of programs sharing informative and inspirational stories about HBCUs and the people who attend, graduate, administrate, and advocate for these important institutions of higher learning. A preview is available at mpt.org/hbcu. During the week of September 4-10, MPT will present more than 27 hours of content exploring the past, present, and future of HBCUs in the statewide public TV network’s viewing area and throughout the United States.
Warschawski announced the addition of Sophia Das as director to its team. In her role, Das will oversee strategy and work with the team to create integrated marketing campaigns that include branding, social media, design, and digital marketing for the agency’s clients. She will also lead new business development and work closely with the agency’s sister company, W Ventures, and handle marketing communications for its portfolio companies. Prior to Warschawski, Das was the founder and co-CEO of HOMEBODY, a live streaming platform designed to enable fitness creators to monetize content. Beyond her role in day-to-day operations, Sophia spearheaded all brand development, growth, and strategic marketing initiatives, which cumulated in a noteworthy acquisition in March 2023. Das also successfully handled project management and new business development for several startups, and executed marketing campaigns for UNICEF.
Main Photo: Sophia Das via Warschawski. Photo of Jennifer Rotner via LinkedIn