Anika Grant

Founder + CEO

Idlewild Experiential

Founder + CEO of Idlewild Experiential, a live events agency that help brands build, market, and execute unforgettable and profitable live events. Most recently served as the Director, Client Solutions at ESSENCE Magazine overseeing sponsorship activation, integrated marketing, sponsorship acquisition and activation for the largest live event in the country, the ESSENCE Festival. She oversaw its exponential growth over the last 7 years including the growth in the number of sponsors, audience size and impressions. Her experience in live events spans nearly two decades as a brand marketing and sponsorship executive in a diversity of industries including large-scale live events & festivals, music and entertainment, publishing, sports and non-profits.

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