Marie Driven received multiple awards during the Honoring Our Queens segment of the Bridging the Gap series featuring women who have played an integral role in representing their communities through their work. Bishop Lamor M. Whitehead welcomed nominees as the presenter of the From the Streets to the Church themed reception held at Grace Tabernacle Christian Center. Marie joined the ranks of Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club fame, nationally syndicated radio show, and about 15 other notable names including Roxanne Shante.

Marie “Driven” Theodore was recognized by the New York State Assembly for her exemplary service as well as specific merit achievements and was also awarded certificate of special congressional recognition by the U.S. House of Representatives as well as honorable mentions and nominations in other categories. As the face of Playbook Media Group and co-founder of the company who got her start as a celebrity publicist is a recognized player on the entertainment scene. She represents what it means to have a pulse on popular culture while also narrowing in on establishing a presence in emerging markets.

Playbook Media Group formed in 2014 when brand managers Jean Jones and Marie “Driven” Theodore joined forces in launching modernized services for today’s entrepreneurial culture. Between the two of them, they have quite an impressive roster of current and former project affiliations, a high profile account of publicity from rappers, to record companies, to clothing lines. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Playbook MG acts as a platform for an audience reach somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty million people nationwide, and more than three times that globally and growing.