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Mercedes Barba

Journalist, Founder, Mercedes and Media


Mercedes Barba is the founder and owner of Mercedes and Media, a media enterprise dedicated to helping entrepreneurs harness the power of media to establish credibility, increase their visibility and attract clients to their businesses.


Mercedes is an accomplished editorial leader and video producer, with a video Emmy nomination to her name. She currently serves as senior investing editor at Bankrate, a prominent personal finance media firm, working remotely from her home in Los Angeles, California. Prior to her current role, she served as senior editor for NextAdvisor, a personal finance brand in partnership with Time, and led the video team at Beyond her industry achievements, Mercedes is a skilled educator teaching multimedia storytelling at Mt. San Antonio College and offering remote video workshops at her alma mater, NYU.

Mercedes’ vision for Mercedes and Media is to underscore that the media is an invaluable asset accessible to every entrepreneur. Its unparalleled potential for business owners, combined with Mercedes' industry insights and strategies, empowers entrepreneurs to unlock their own opportunities for securing their own media features.


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