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“Marceline produced The Notts VRU hashtagng awareness campaign which is designed to help tackle youth violence. it has reached over 400,000 young people and won 2 national awards” 



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Powell and Barns Media founder, Marceline Powell was born in Nottingham, East Midlands. After graduating with Honours from Nottingham Trent University in the Humanities, Marceline completed post grad certificates from Nottingham Business School in Marketing and project management respectively. After several years living and working in Greater London, she now resides near the Kent coast.


In 2018 Marceline launched her own Marketing and PR Consultancy. Powell and Barns Media specialises in targeted digital campaigns and offline content creation. Campaigns include strategic planning, content creation, marketing & PR management, website creation / online branding, Digital & Social Media Campaigns, awareness / engagement campaigns and internal communications.

Clients include small businesses and start up’s, entrepreneurs, voluntary sector organisations and charities and public bodies. Powell and Barns Media has gained two national awards for client campaigns, including National Crime Beat Award 2021 for best awareness campaign and a Lord Lieutenant Award for services to the voluntary sector, and in 2022 she was nominated for a National Black Talent Award.


In 2007, Marceline set up the first licensed community radio station and media training platform in Nottinghamshire. The platform aims to increase diversification in media and supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and graduates to work together and gain work experience and training in broadcast media. Several trainees and volunteers have gone on to work for mainstream media channels in radio and television, including BBC and Sky.

In 2010, Marceline launched ‘City News’ a local newspaper covering the East Midlands region, with news and current affairs from Black, Asian and Multi Ethnic Communities. In 2016, the newspaper was re-launched as an online platform, with a print and digital publication called Urban Kapital Magazine. The publication has a strong and loyal professional and business readership and subscription.

Marceline has delivered business and Marketing Masterclass training and speaking events for leading institutions such as: Nottingham Trent University, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Manchester University BAME student society, and Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

In 2020, Marceline was included in the Nottingham University Media Pioneers Archive: In Safe Hands - The Voices of Black Britain, an online exhibition and audio documentary series that recognises and celebrates Black pioneers in British radio broadcasting since the 1920s.

Marceline continues to work with a diverse portfolio of clients spanning across a range of sectors and industries. Marceline embraces the challenge of every project and works to achieve tangible results for every client. She is also passionate about creating life opportunities for young people through empowerment, training and skills development, and through her consultancy, she has trained over 50 graduates and other interns since 2018.

Marceline’s other interests include: Sociology, psychology, literature and British Politics. She is also a talented vocalist and song writer and has a life long passion for music.

Connect with Marceline on LinkedIn Tweet her @marcedenpowell

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