Cheryl L. Hudson, the founder and President/Chief Executive Officer of Ntouch Communications Group, is considered among the most creative and enterprising professionals in the metro Detroit region. During an award-winning career spanning more than 30 years, Hudson has extensive background in media and strategic planning, marketing and special-event activities. Her national clients have included Ford Motor Company, Chevrolet, Kmart, American Airlines, Dominos Pizza, Chrysler and Verizon Wireless. Locally, Hudson assists nonprofits, education, cultural and health-related organizations and other community groups of all sizes.
In 2001, Ebony Magazine named Hudson one of America’s Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications. A year later, Hudson launched the Ntouch Communications Group, a minority/woman-owned business. The company’s focus includes marketing, communications and public relations services. Hudson also specializes in multicultural marketing for African-American, Hispanic and Asian consumer markets. Community service and touching lives are Hudson’s trademarks.
Among her experiences: Producing an event honoring Rosa Parks as former Vice President Al Gore presented Parks with the Congressional gold medal. The affair was one of the most successful fundraising events for the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute. Receiving a Diversity Award on behalf of her Caleidoscope of Culture Foundation from Coretta Scott King. Providing the public relations expertise for Freedom’s Sisters, a multimedia, interactive exhibition that brings to life 20 African-American women. Underwritten by a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the exhibition has toured several U.S. cities. Hudson’s ability to provide marketing, community outreach and strategic solutions that touch people comes naturally. “I’ve always been community-minded,” Hudson says. “I try to figure out how to bridge the gap between corporate and community by helping people.” Hudson’s ties to the metro-Detroit community run deep. She began her career as a high school teen reporter for Booth Broadcasting Co. (WJLB-FM) in Detroit. Her advertising and marketing experience features successful service with Campbell-Ewald, BBDO Detroit and Don Coleman Advertising (now GlobalHue).
Hudson is active with community and professional organizations. She is a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Detroit Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists. Hudson also is an active supporter of women’s causes, particularly those dealing with health challenges and co-owns the Woodhouse Day Spa. She founded the Caleidoscope of Culture Foundation to promote cultural diversity, tolerance and fair treatment through educational programming. It also supports the hidden jewels among nonprofits youth initiatives involving cultural and arts. Hudson is a graduate of Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and postgraduate studies in finance. She resides in Southfield, Mi. In 2010, Hudson plans to rebrand the company as the Ntouch Group.