Keith L. Forest is the principal consultant for Urban ID Media, an event marketing/media relations firm that specializes in producing branded media-driven experiences for culturally diverse audiences. The agency has a proven track record in positioning brands with key stakeholders including government, elected officials; international dignitaries; business leaders and celebrities with mutually shared values resulting in a beneficial exchange that fosters goodwill culminating in brand loyalty in high impact consumer driven niche markets.
Under his Urban ID Media umbrella, Forest has worked with a variety of innovative and historical organizations and institutions including Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Service one of this nation’s first charitable organization and the first to provide care for children of color; the world famous Apollo Theater Foundation; New York City Department of Tourism; New York City’s Mayor’s Office and UniWorld Group, the longest-standing multicultural agency in the country. Forest is the architect, media strategist and coordinator of Central Brooklyn Arts & Cultural Walk; former director/talent coordinator of the annual Harlem Tree Lighting Ceremony for New York State Office of General Services and founder/creator of Brooklyn’s Best Honors, a quarterly affair celebrating the people and places that make Brooklyn great.
Prior to heading up Urban ID Media, Forest honed his skills at RCA Records guiding the careers of pop artists Tyrese, hip hop legends the Wu Tang Clan and others; at Island Black Music he worked with platinum recording artists The Isley Brothers, Dru Hill, and other emerging talent. While serving at The Balm in Gilead, an international organization addressing life-threatening diseases throughout the African Diaspora, Keith was responsible for coordinating media and national events for the national Black Church National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS; and served as a consultant for Black Leadership Commission on AIDS; People of Color in Crisis; Gay Men of African Decent (GMAD) and others.