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Welcome to Paper Plans Collective.

We’re happy you found us because now that you’re here, we’re pretty sure there’s a story we’ll be telling together. Your way. With our expertise and our connections.

We are connectors.
Think of us as a ‘matchmaker’ for your brand, corporate initiative, media organization, or marquee event – the opportunities are endless.

Like the art of childhood paper plane making, we are the architects that craft your story to take flight.

Simply put, we connect you with the right partnerships.

We soar high while others fly.



We Are Here For You

We’d like to begin with what we deliver because that’s where you’ll see what we do best, and that’s where we get to what we do.  We deliver the right audience, for the right event, at the right time, with the right message.  What we do is create a conversation, a level of brand awareness with the new multicultural mainstream through target-right partnerships, experiential marketing, and social media engagement.  We are both thinkers and doers.


  • Attendee Marketing Strategy
  • Audience Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy


  • Sponsorship Sales
  • Sponsorship Activations
  • Proposal Development
  • Sponsor Relations
  • Sponsorship/Business Development Consulting


  • Concept Development
  • Production of Panel Sessions & Workshops
  • Corporate & Private Events
  • Special Event Set Up and Coordination
  • Entertainment & speaker management, including talent identification & procurement


  • Online Copywriting
  • Marketing & Sales Copywriting
  • Creation of Marketing & Sales Decks
  • Spanish Copywriting & Translations


“Alma did an amazing job servicing City National Bank as a sponsor to NALIP’s 2015 Media Summit. Her personal attention was extordinary making us feel first rate amongst thousand in attendance.” - Ana Y. Perez, Vice President Relationship Manager, City National Bank Entertainment Division

"Alma was our go-to expert for the 2014 ALMA Awards. She helped facilitate, set-up, and coordinate logistics between the Agency, NCLR, and the ALMA Awards teams with true ease and attention. From the planning stages, the big event, and post event, she proved reliable and extremely helpful on all fronts. The event was success and she was a key player in making that happen." - Sabrina Paez, Account Executive, Edelman

"My experience working with Alma has always been positive. She’s a professional that knows how to connect likeminded individuals as they pertain to the industry at large and does so with ease. Her professionalism and a friendly demeanor make her a pleasure to work with." - Tery Lopez, WGAW Director of Diversity



Alma Tilghman

Alma can best be described by her Twitter profile: Matchmaker for corporate brands, non-profits and media outlets; advocate for #diversity #arts #film #TV. With life and career experience on both coasts; the bilingual and bicultural #superconnector is well-versed in the languages of Corporate America and the Arts.  
Leading up to her role as Principal for Paper Planes Collective, Alma honed her unique set of skills through 15 years’ experience in sales, advertising and event marketing, beginning with her B.A. in International-Intercultural Studies from Fordham University. She laid the foundation for her career during the iconic 90s hip-hop era in New York City, working with leading entertainment publications, The Source and Vibe Magazine. Learning first-hand from visionaries like Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Steve Rifkind how to take small independent brands and turn them into household names, Alma helped jumpstart the groundbreaking early runs of music labels Roc-A-Fella Records and Loud Records, home of the Wu-Tang Clan.
As she kept pulse with the media landscape, Alma relocated to Los Angeles where she utilized her bilingual/bicultural/bi-coastal lifestyle to manage television advertising for clients like JP Morgan Chase, Ford, and Lexus in both the general and Hispanic markets, now regarded as the new multicultural mainstream. She also collaborated with Apple to create Campus MovieFest Mexico, Mexico’s first—and largest—student film festival. 
Recently, Alma partnered with The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) to secure strategic sponsorships for their annual Media Summit, and she was instrumental in producing the nationally televised ALMA Awards, the annual excellence awards of The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization.
The Los Angeles native serves on the advisory board for Latino Reel, a non-profit promoting Latino film at the Sundance Film Festival. She also volunteers time for United Friends of the Children, an at risk-youth program in South L.A.
Follow Alma on Twitter @PaperPlanesLLC .

Who We Are

Paper Planes works with Fortune 500 companies as well as national nonprofit organizations to help strengthen their commitment to diverse communities through strategic partnerships, experiential marketing and social media engagement.


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Los Angeles, California