CMG is determined to nurture your idea from seed to fruition, on time and to-the-letter.

CMG has a well-earned reputation for meeting client needs in Memphis and beyond.

CMG has demonstrated two decades of award-winning results to known brands and startups alike.


The Carter Malone Group, LLC (CMG) was founded by Deidre Carter Malone in May 2003 after a successful career as a marketing executive at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our first client was the National Baptist Convention, Inc. in Nashville, TN. After 30 years in the industry, Malone shares her professional expertise with various industries.


CMG Founder Deidre Malone’s previously served as VP of Marketing Development for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of Public Relations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A member of both the Public Relations Society of America and the PRSA Counselors Academy, she is also active in several local and national organizations. Deidre is a former Shelby County Commissioner and former president of the NAACP Memphis Branch.



Vice President
Debra’s widely utilized abilities include business, sales, marketing, management and accounting. A gifted special events planner, she also has a history of consistently high sales numbers. The lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority currently serves as an officer in the NAACP Memphis Branch.


Community Engagement Supervisor
Patrick is the point man on CMG’s community outreach projects and also assists with government relations. With over 10 years of experience, he has a keen eye for identifying organizations and community members with pull throughout Shelby County.


Graphic Designer
Kim works with clients and the team to develop, execute and maintain a diversity of creative work aligning brand initiatives. A graphic designer for over 20 years, Kim develops and manages creative for the firm across a range of mediums including print, digital and large-format displays along with designing and maintaining websites.


Account Executive
With several years acrued in broadcast and print media, Brianna is the day-to-day contact for accounts. She has more than six years’ experience working with broadcast and print media.


Assistant Account Executive
With two undergrad degrees in public relations and over three years of experience, Michel’la – a former CMG intern – works as an account executive. Her sundry duties include writing and issuing media releases and advisories, managing social media campaigns and promoting community events and initiatives. She also organizes and distills information relevant to our clients’ projects and overall needs. Michel’la is currently a communications graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University.


Administrative Assistant
Latasha supports the team by serving as the receptionist and administrative assistant for our group. She has worked with the team to schedule appointments and create databases for current client projects.


CMG does great work for our clients as is reflected in our integrated award-winning campaigns.
The Telly Award
The Telly Award honors the very best film & video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, & cable TV commercials and programs. The Telly Award is a symbol of creative excellence. Our first Telly Award was for Children. Childhood. Hope. In 2020, CMG received their 2nd Telly Award for the 901 Keep it Clean Campaign for Memphis City Beautiful. 

VOX Award

The Public Relations Society of America, Memphis Chapter honors the exceptional work of Memphis’ public relations professionals.
The Gabriel Award
The Gabriels honors works of excellence in film, network, cable television, radio and social media that entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life. The Gabriel Award was for “Chillin’ with Drew Brown.”