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With over 20 years of combined experience and education, we are revolutionizing the way organizations conduct business.
J. Philippe Koffi is the Owner and Principal of AKANSON Media Group, LLC, a firm that provides media and public relations services. The public relations branch designs personalized ECCO Approaches, which is a fluid process that integrates communications and contingency planning to keep organizations up and running under any circumstance. The firm also offers professional development training, and translation and tutoring of French, Spanish and Italian.
Before attaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with Superior Academic Achievement from Rowan University, one of 22 accredited public relations schools worldwide and 11 in the United States, Philippe interned at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Public Affairs. Phil studied advanced Spanish at Universidad del Pais Basco in San Sebatian, Spain. He also achieved an Associate of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Camden County College.
Philippe is fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, and Agni (West African dialect). He also studied constitutional law at Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV in Bordeaux (France) and history at the Université de Pau and Pays de l’Adour in Pau (France). He has lived for extended period in West Africa (Ivory Coast) and Europe (France and Spain), where he was an honor graduate sergeant of the French Army and bronze medallion of honor recipient for exceptional service rendered.
He is member of Golden Key, International Honor Society, Lamdda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society, Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, and Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society for two-year Colleges.
Philippe was also awarded the following distinctions: December 2008 PRaction Publications Award for outstanding service and dedication to the chapter’s publications; May 2008 PRaction Award for endless support and dedication to PRaction, and for contributing a significant amount of time, energy and effort to the firm’s success; November 2007 PRSSA Member of the Month award; May 2007 Camden County College Departmental Award for Academic Excellence in Public Relations/Advertising; May 2001 French Military Bronze Medallion of Honor for Exceptional Service Rendered; and, September 2000 Honor Graduate and Certificate of Achievement French National Army.
LaRonda Koffi has worked for the federal government for over 15 years, with over half of her career in governmental and public affairs. LaRonda has also held federal government positions in grants management, and program and project management. At AMG, she specializes in document editing, grant writing, web design and development, and media relations. She has served in the U.S. Army National Guard for eight years, earning her "wings" by successfully completing a Parachutist Airborne Course. LaRonda studied advanced French at Université de Pau in Pau, France, and interned at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.
LaRonda earned her Master of Governmental Administration degree from University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree with a distinction of Magna Cum Laude in a dual-major of Political Science and Economics, a concentration in International Relations, and a French Minor from Rowan University. LaRonda has authored two faith-based children's books, "God Has a Purpose for Me" and "Don't Stumble, Be Humble," and plans to publish future titles through AKANSON Media Group, LLC.
“If your company is in crisis and you HAVEN’T PREPARED YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK WELL
IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENTUALITY, THIS COULD BE YOUR DEATH KNELL.”
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What is ECCO?
Explore some of our work. We create logos, mascots, book covers, children's book illustrations, comics and more!
What's left to say?!
We can do whatever you need. Document and book editing, grant writing, translation, marketing, resume critique, interviewing, professional development, external and internal communications training, and much more.
View our pricing to see our full range of services. AMG approaches every project uniquely and is driven by quality and customer satisfaction.
Why is it a "Project"?
Language learning is always evolving. A project, as opposed to a program, allows room for growth and innovation, continually applying newly-proven methods to the language-learning process. The Language Project has plans to transform the use of media to make global classrooms into small communities.
Why Learn a Language?
Learning a language is fun for all ages. Toddlers and young children have the amazing ability to absorb and distinguish sounds of different languages. When consistently exposed to languages, young children build a strong foundation in language learning that may last a lifetime.
It's never too late to learn a language. You may want to learn the basics before a trip or working as a missionary in another country. Many adults understand the advantage of knowing a second language in the workplace.
Read more about The Facts of language learning.
The owner of AMG is a native of France and West Africa, and has spent all of his life learning Latin, French, Spanish and other cultural languages. We make language learning relevant and practical. For our young language learners, we make the project interactive and amusing. Our approach for older learners establishes a strong base in their primary language to make language learning most effective.
What we do now
We design and teach languages for ages three years and older. Other organizations, such as churches and small groups, are encouraged to contact us for further information, as we can devise a project for any age and specific to your needs. AMG also offers private tutoring and document translation.
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“They gave me exceptional, professional service. As far as I'm concerned, the website they designed for me and the editing, book cover design and layout is second to none. My website has increased my visibility within a few months and they practically turned my debut book into a masterpiece. ”
“I felt that my ‘generic crisis kit’ was all that was required by the State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families. To my great surprise, the crisis communications plan developed by AKANSON Media was far more thorough, informative, and a proven must-have tool for anyone in the business of caring for children in any capacity.”
“AKANSON Media Group, LLC is a Godsend. What a blessing they are to us! Their expertise, skill, enthusiasm and innovative strategies have taken Strings of Love Haiti to an unimaginable level.”
“Mr. Koffi taught both of my daughters French in middle school. When one of my daughters went to Paris for a brief visit, she attributed her French lessons under Mr. Koffi to helping her get around the City.”
“Although my session with Phil to learn effective strategies for taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery was cut short (due to my achieving a leave date for the U.S. Air Force), I grasped a greater understanding of the out-the-box way of thinking. During our time together, Phil was a huge help. He broke down everything, piece by piece, and gave me detailed, practical examples.”
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