Founder & Branding Specialist
Louanna Faine is one of this generation’s premier Television, Radio, and Web Based personalities. Originally from New York, Louanna’s ambitious personality led her into a career in journalism. Early in her career, and during her years while continuing to further her education, Louanna could be heard on 1280 AM radio hosting the “Messiah Music Mix”. She also played a pivotal role in coordinating such events as the first ever Educational Platform of Excellence, various local NAACP events, several athletic events, and more. Her name quickly spread with the creation of the 4.1.1 Effect. The 4.1.1 Effect brought together local vendors, businesses, and organizations; helping to rebuild and redevelop Phoenix’s economy. This extremely popular endeavor solidified Louanna’s place in Arizona’s marketing and social networking circles. At its peak, the 4.1.1 Effect held a very successful business expo with around 1500 visitors and over 80 businesses in participation. There was also entertainment from some of the Valley’s top local artists, and one of the largest fashion shows ever held to date in Phoenix.
Still reaping the benefits and accolades from her already admirable achievements, Louanna graduated in 2011 from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism with her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism. She immediately went to work on her most personal brand. Real Talk Enterprises was established as a media company from which she was able to use prior experiences, skills and educational training for promotions, event planning, and social media networking/marketing. Through her enterprise, “Real Talk with Louanna” was born. “Real Talk with Louanna” quickly rose to fame, focusing on “Real People, Real Lives, and Real Truth,” that will later change to “Changing Lives One Story at a Time through Real Journalism.” Louanna has interviewed countless pivotal and influential people, such as DMX, Dr. Farrah Gray, Lil Flip, Rass Kas, Da Truth, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Sinbad, Larry Fitzgerald, Kurt Warner and many more she has participated in many exciting red carpet such as Celebrity Fight Night, Soul Train Awards, Stellar Awards, BET Awards, and many more, along with one-on one interviews and live filming at special events. Louanna played an important role in the development of Radio Supa and co-creating SupaVision TV. She was able to help solidify local, national, as well as international advertising for the brand, in addition to growing their social media presence and fan base.
In 2014, Louanna became the latest female radio personality in the Valley through her role on 101.1 F.M. “BeatLocker” radio show alongside Pokaface and DJ Marvel. Her continued success earned her the role of the host of “AZ In The Know.” Her already proven track record again made this show a marketable success story, having grown from an idea to having an average of 7,500 – 10,000 viewers per episode. With this kind of exceptional record, along with her other remarkable work, it’s no surprise that network television stations wanted more of her!
In May of 2016, AZTV (KAZT-TV) welcomed “Real Talk with Louanna” to their network family, taking her show from web based to television average of 10,000 – 20,000 viewers per episode. Recently, Louanna also joined the Arizona Informant as their digital reporter, continuing all of her impressive work while sharing the stories of the people of Arizona.
Web Developer, Copywriter & Content Strategist
Allaya Cooks-Campbell has been writing digital content and building websites for most of her life. Growing up in the digital revolution, she was an avid reader and was thrilled when the Internet made thousands of books and original stories available with just a click. She continued to write throughout school, beginning to publish her own websites while she was in college.
Allaya graduated Kingsborough Community College as valedictorian, earning honors credits in public speaking as well as creative and academic writing. After graduation, she began working in marketing and business development for a large Wall Street architecture firm. During this time, she also launched her own blog, writing about parenting and wellness for a variety of online publications. Allaya was asked to step in as acting managing editor for Well Rounded NY, a site with over two million visitors, and was the first mind editor for Spoken Black Girl Magazine. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology, communications & media at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
A highly skilled and conscientious professional, Allaya now runs a digital media company, enjoying status as a preferred affiliate of Real Talk Enterprise as well as several other businesses and government organizations. She is a quick learner, creative and resourceful, which has made her a valuable resource and well-versed in a variety of fields. Allaya’s writing can be found on the Huffington Post, Today Parenting, Motherly and many other well-known publications. When she isn’t writing prose or code, Allaya loves to travel, read or catch a show on Broadway.