Marcelle English is a public relations maven, business woman, sports aficionado, and mentor who have for the past 15 years taken the communications and sports world by storm.
Marcelle English was born in Washington D.C. When moving to Atlanta with her mother, Marcelle attending the celebrated Banneker High School in South Fulton County. While in high school Marcelle realized that she had a passion for sports & writing so she joined, VOX teen newspaper, the first and only Atlanta teen-run newspaper for teens. While being a VOX writer, Marcelle interviewed sports legends such as Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson and Hank Aaron. Noticing her passion for sports, Marcelle was selected to be a part of the 1996 Summer Olympic News Bureau in Atlanta. During the summer she wrote more than 20 news features that had a youth appeal surrounding the 1996 Summer Olympic Games for various national and international outlets, such as CNN, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Miami Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer and others. USA Today hired Marcelle to write for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, from a youth perspective.
After graduating from high school, Marcelle attended Georgia State University, where she received a dual B.A. in Communications with concentrations in Public Relations and Print Journalism. While in college, Marcelle took a 6-month internship at Atlanta’s #1 urban radio station, WVEE V103, for the city’s newest morning show, The Frank Ski Morning Show (now called The Frank & Wanda Show). After completing her internship, Marcelle was hired as a news writer & reporter for the early morning radio shows at V103 and WAOK 1380 am. Only after a couple of months, Marcelle was offered the position as Assistant Morning Show Producer and returned to her beloved Frank Ski Morning Show.
After spending six years with the #1 morning show Marcelle English became Executive Producer before leaving to start her next chapter. While at V103 Marcelle met University of Georgia Quarterback, Quincy Carter, who was entering the NFL draft later that year, who asked Marcelle for some assistance with a draft function that would promote his image and personal brand. Carter went on to be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, and he contacted Marcelle again to handle his public relations outside of what the Cowboys were doing, thus starting a new career for Marcelle.
In 2005, Marcelle felt it was time to leave V103 and go out on her own, as a result creating Origins Public Relations, a boutique PR firm that specialized in sports marketing and public relations. Marcelle had the opportunity to work with many of the NFL’s best & brightest, at one point she was working with over 15 NFL players. She also was invited to teach media training at the NFL Rookie Symposium for three years in a row, as well as, privately for various NFL teams across the country.
In expanding her love for sports, Marcelle started working with one of the first minority owned NASCAR teams with former Atlanta Falcons’ player, Terance Mathis, which allowed her to become a staple in the NASCAR community by working with the organization directly in the area of diversity.
In continuing her love for sports, in 2009 Marcelle teamed up with long time best friend & current business partner, Angela Davis, to start Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), the only multimedia lifestyle brand for female sports fans. Jersey Girl Sports is revolutionizing the way women watch and engage as fans in mainstream sports. This site gives women the opportunity to get sports news and scores, watch Jersey Girl TV, blog about topics and interact with other female sports fans across the country called JGFs, Jersey GirlFriends.
In March 2016, Marcelle resurrected her former public relations firm and launched Branding House Public Relations, is a boutique public relations & strategic marketing agency specializing in the growth, development and marketability of brands in the travel & tourism, sports, lifestyle and luxury industries.
One thing that is very important to Marcelle is giving back; that is why she sits on the board for Girls on the Run Metro Atlanta. In 2010, Marcelle completed the United Way V.I.P. (Volunteer Involvement Program) that certified her to be a member of a nonprofit board. She is also a member of the Atlanta Junior League, and a former Marketing/PR Committee Director for Girls Inc. Atlanta. In November 2013, Marcelle was named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 40 Under 40.
Marcelle English currently lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, with her cat, Gizmo.