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Patrice K. Cokley is a Marketing consultant that specializes in brand development, social media marketing, and content strategy. Holding both a BS and MBA in Marketing, Patrice took the entrepreneurial route to kickoff her career by serving local small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers for nearly 10 years. During that time, she has gained practical experience in the areas of branding, digital marketing, event coordinating, public relations, graphic design and web design.

As a Detroit native who played the piano as an adolescent and started her collegiate years as a Music major with a strong passion for the Music Business, Patrice knew it was time to bridge the gap between her profession and passion by launching The Bassline Group, a talent management company.

Patrice is known for her undeniable work ethic, passion for learning and educating, and encouraging others to pursue their dreams. She doesn’t just talk about it, she actually does it.

With her most notable client being Mathew Knowles (Beyoncé & Solange’s dad/former manager), Patrice has spoken at Soho House Chicago,  2112/Chicago Urban League, LakeFX Chicago, Social Media Week Chicago, and Sprout Social; and her work has been featured in many well known media oulets such as The Wendy Williams Show, BBC, VIBE, The Source, HOT97, Billboard, People, iHeartRadio, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and many more.

She is also a brand ambassador for Lugz footwear, and a college professor at SAE Institute: Chicago where she teaches Music Business & Marketing.

Short Bio

Patrice K. Cokley is a brand strategist, social media consultant and college professor. She owns The Bassline Group, a talent management company where she develops and manages the careers of creatives. She holds both a BA and MBA in Marketing, teaches Music Business & Marketing at SAE Institute Chicago, and is a brand ambassador for Lugz footwear.

In her spare time, she’s educating and encouraging others to pursue their dreams through her video series, written blogs, speaking engagements, and one-on-one consultations.