Who We Be
The Bodega Agency is the machine behind Brooklyn Bodega, Inc.
We are the team that produces the Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
We are: event producers, content creators, marketing experts, cultural advocates
We focus on the most impactful methods of reaching customers:
Peer 2 Peer Networking
The Bodega Agency and Brooklyn Bodega Team is made up of a mix of seasoned veterans, and creatives who share the same particular passion.
A true Mom & Pop operation run by Wes & Ebonie Jackson
Our staff have years of experience excelling in the areas of marketing, finance, film/video production, graphic design, journalism and curation.
Wes Jackson, President, is a 20 year veteran of the music industry. He has run his own label, was a pioneer in digital marketing and with the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has created one of NYC’s longest running annual events. Wes holds a Master’s Degree in Media Studies, and in addition to running Brooklyn Bodega, he travels the country lecturing about Hip-Hop history and its cultural impact and lectures at the City University of New York. Among other things, Wes is responsible for the firm’s creative direction. He published his 1st book, "10 Years Fresh: The Story of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in 2015"
Ebonie Jackson, Vice President, worked for 10 years in corporate America before leaving to help run the operations for Brooklyn Bodega. A Columbia University MBA, Ebonie runs the Finance and Operations and keeps the machine running.
Beyond our expertise we have built a vast network of relationships that can help future clients achieve success. Whether it be connecting people, brokering deals, or reaching beyond our walls for resources for expertise we have the tools to make things happen.
Below is a list of current and former clients and partners.
Consulting - We will sit down with you and help develop a plan for success, realizing that the definition of success is different for each client.
Marketing - Digital. Analog. Social Media. Original Content. Copywriting. We can help create and communicate your message.
Programming/Event Production - Talent buying. Cultural or Educational programming. Procuring venues Concerts. Lectures. Exhibitions. We put together the pieces for a successful event.
Creative - Graphic Design. Web Design. Video. Film. Editorials and Op/Eds. Content is king. We have the creatives to bring it all to life
The Bodega Booking Agency is our newest arm. Working with a roster of talented and progressive group of artists we are targeting colleges and universities, assisting them in bringing the best MC, DJs, bands and speakers to their campus.
With the evolving Hip-Hop landscape there is need for artists and speakers focused on pushing the art form forward.
WES JACKSON speaker. Hip-Hop History and Culture, Entrepreneurship,
OSHUN artist/educator, Hip-Hop, Soul, Spoken Word.
SKYZOO mc/educator. Hip-Hop, "Artists as small business owner", Entrepreneurship
TORAE mc/educator/media personality. SiriusXM. 'The Business of Hip-Hop", "Careers in Digital Media and Satellite Radio"