Are American Blacks the World’s Greatest Consumers?

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playedinfull_250wTune in to (Black) Friday’s Show, November 27th, as the MPI team discusses Black America’s penchant for spending.

Guests include Brian Young, who has produced a series of infographics that tell the story.

Also, the show’s host, Robert Gatewood, will discuss his book, “Played in Full: The Marketing Exploitation of Black America.

MPI-NY Welcomes NY Board of Trustees Chairman, Carl McCall

mccallPlease listen to our new show on Monday, November 23rd @ 10:30 AM. We have a special guest, H. Carl McCall. Chairman McCall was appointed Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees October 17, 2011. He first joined the Board as a member on October 22, 2007.

Mr. McCall served as Comptroller of the State of New York from May 1993 to December 2002. As Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, he was responsible for governmental and financial oversight and pension fund management. As sole Trustee of the 880,000-member State and Local Retirement Systems, Mr. McCall was responsible for investing a pension fund valued at $120 billion.


MPI Celebrates the Life of Rev. Delores Roberts-Mason, Dedicates Entire Nov 20th Show to Her Memory


Rev. Roberts-Mason

There are no words to describe the loss of one of the most loved members of the Marketing Pulpit community, the Rev. Delores Roberts-Mason.  One year ago, she appeared on the show to talk about her play, “The Day of Reckoning.” You can hear the passion in her voice (below) in the last interview on the show, as she spoke about the children and the community that she loved so dearly. Our prayers go out to her husband, Ronald Mason, her children Aaron and Anitra, and the rest of her family. The funeral was held Nov., 24th.

Click on console below to hear the November 20th show dedicated to Rev. Delores Roberts-Mason.

Download copy of show.

Click on console below to hear last interview with Rev. Delores Roberts-Mason Nov 11, 2014.


MPI Welcomes – the Play “Silent Voices” to DC Area

IMG_2098cynthia-huntley-robert-gatewoodPlaywright Pastor Cynthia Huntley is on a mission to empower men and women to end the silence through the “Silent Voices” project.

Through her play, Pastor Huntley, uses solid Biblical teachings, along with her her gifts to encourage others, to turn their pain into purpose.

Pastor Huntley was the Nov. 13  featured guest on the  Marketing Pulpit Show, hosted by Robert Gatewood.

To hear the interview: (Pastor Huntley’s interview starts at the 32:58 mark on the console)



MPI-DC First Friday to Celebrates Its 4th Year Anniversary

firstfriday_4-year-celebration-110615-registerAMarketing Pulpit DC will be celebrating the 4-year anniversary of it’s popular First Friday Networking Event. The celebration will take place at the Keller Williams Center at 9701 Apollo Drive Largo, MD 20774.
Eventbrite - Marketing Pulpit First Friday
According to Marketing Pulpit founder, Robert Gatewood,”the event is a celebration and confirmation of the impact we’ve made on many organizations and business owners over the past 4 years.”

The First Friday Event is a component of Marketing Pulpit International and it provides a platform for businesses to identify and connect with vital stakeholders. The positive and relaxed atmosphere as is inspirational, informational and entertaining.


Join the celebration!


Gatewood Brothers & Atty Asa Bell Tackle Illiteracy – MPI-TX

gates2013MPI-TX hosts Dr. Florita Bell Griffin, founder of the Little Flower Education Systems, and Leon Gatewood, founder of the non-profit HOLLA, discussed “literacy and black boys” on the Little Flower Literacy and Economics Radio show on Thursday Oct 15th at 10:00 am.

The discussion centered around the plight of illiteracy among black boys including the dismal statistic that in some neighborhoods 0% of black boys are reading on grade level.

Joining the hosts in the discussion were, brother of Florita, Attorney Asa Bell, and brothers of Leon, Minister Curtis Gatewood of the North Carolina NAACP, Joseph Gatewood president of Gatewood Financial, and Robert Gatewood MBA, founder of Marketing Pulpit International (MPI).

To hear this powerful show, go to the console below or click here!

Gatewood Moderates Forum at Bethune-Dubois Institute

bridging-the-communications-divideOn Sept. 22,2015 BDI hosted an important forum, BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATION DIVIDE,  at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.

The event, which was moderated by MPI’s Robert Gatewood, included panelists, President Obama appointee and FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn along with Karen Cheeks, CEO of Cheeks Communications.



Commissioner Clyburn, Robert Gatewoood and Karen Cheeks

The Bethune-DuBois Institute (BDI) is a nonprofit-organization founded by Dr. C. DeLores Tucker for the purpose of helping students and young adults achieve both a quality education and leadership development guidance.

One way of doing this is to host solution-oriented public policy forums on critical issues in the arenas of health, education, economics, culture or politics.

Don’t miss the next segment of this important forum featuring Commissioner Clyburn. We’ll inform you first, here at the Marketing Pulpit.

MPI Announces NEW Disability and Senior Show

ray-bwMarketing Pulpit International is proud to announce the addition of its latest radio show.

Sight ‘n Vision is a weekly 30 minute radio show heard every Friday at 3:00 DST on BlogTalk Radio. The target demographic is persons living with disabilities and senior citizens who may experience age-related limitations.

Ray Raysor, the host, who has been blind for over fifty years brings to the listening audience guests who actively live with a disability and share as professionals in the industry or from their personal experience.

“The show is edutainment” says host Ray Raysor. We educate and entertain.


Move Over Shark Tank, Make Room for Piranha Tank

If you like the show Shark Tank, you’ll love Piranha Tank. Christopher King will join the MPI-DC crew to discuss.

“Be in the live studio audience at the Piranha Tank”  July 31st at 2pm.

 See the Piranha Investors chew up opportunities for triple bottom line investments in our community.”

If you like Shark Tank, you will love the Piranha Tank – Piranhas are investors with a higher purpose.

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MPI Announces New Economic Literacy Show Featuring Dr. Florita Bell Griffin and Leon Gatewood

thMarketing Pulpit International is please to announce the addition of its latest show , The Little Flower Literacy and Economics Radio Show. The show features Dr. Florita Bell Griffin of Houston Texas and Leon Gatewood, founder of the non-profit HOLLA! located in Morven, NC.  The show will address the connection between illiteracy, economics and communities.

Since reading, arithmetic and writing skills have long been core requisites for getting a decent education and securing a good job, the show is perfectly aligned with the Marketing Pulpit’s overarching mission of “building businesses, creating jobs and securing economic foundation in our community.”

The first airing of the 30-minute show is scheduled for July 9, 2015 from 10:30-11:00 AM CDT (11:30 EST). To listen to the show, click here!