About AKA Entertainment & Media
AKA Entertainment & Media is an event promotion and publishing firm based in Greensboro, NC. owned and managed by
Allen McDavid, an experienced marketing professional. In a 22+ year career, Allen has worked for many major clients and
brands including Hanes, Jefferson-Pilot Financial, AIG, eDiets, VoiceGlo, NoNonsense Hosiery, Purolator, Regal Boats,
Burlington Socks, NC State Athletics, and more. Allen co-founded and helped build four companies prior to forming AKA
Entertainment & Media - McDavid & Holbrook Advertising, SpyderByte Communications, Stratapult Studios, and Emisare, Inc.
Additionally, Allen co-founded two non-profit organizations, Techcentricity and the Greensboro Center City Marketing Alliance.
Allen and his wife have owned and managed a retail gift shop on South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro since 1999.
They live in a loft above the store.
AKA Entertainment & Media primarily focuses its efforts on downtown marketing and events working in collaboration with
several organizations including the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership to promote downtown vitalization. In addition to its
events production, AKA also produces the official Downtown Greensboro Guide, The Downtown Winston-Salem Guide and
"local", a quarterly event publication.
Allen McDavid, and AKA Entertainment & Media are both well known in the region. AKA has produced shows in Greensboro,
Winston-Salem, Eden, NC, Madison, NC and Zebulon, NC. AKA's Texas Pete Twin City RibFest in Winston-Salem is second
only to the Lexington Barbecue Festival in attendance numbers for Triad food events and has been featured in "Bon Appetit"
Magazine and on MarthaStewart.com. In recognition of the success of his
ArtsAlive! Series in downtown Greensboro Allen was named one of "20
who shaped theTriad arts scene in 2003" by GoTriad. In 2004 Mystic-
Karnival was named one of the "Top 10 new cultural events in the Triad"
by GoTriad. AKA's 2006 Eden RiverFest was recognized by the NC
Department of Commerce Main Street Program, as the "Best Down-
town Festival of 2006".