At DIGITAL BRAND ARCHITECTS, we recognize the importance of seeking out and providing opportunities for all talent — especially Black creators. That’s why in partnership with NOIRE MGMT., DBA has taken up the necessary challenge of leveling the playing field with our inaugural Mentor Program. Launching in March 2021, the Mentor Program will distribute access and resources for a class of up to 10 Black micro-influencers to grow their online businesses, preparing them for further development and management. As a leader in the digital marketing, talent management and communications space, DBA and NOIRE MGMT. commit their executive leadership team and well-rounded roster of managers to the benefit of this highly important initiative. To further validate the Mentor Program, we’ve invited key brand partners across digital and complementary platforms to also participate in activities — which will assist in creating a truly enriched experience for Mentees.
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We are proud to represent a diverse array of individuals, each who bring their unique backgrounds, interests, skills and expertise to the forefront of an ever-evolving digital landscape. Keep reading for more information, including updates and highlights, about a few DBA talent.
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Cynthia Andrew is a lawyer by trade, but blogger by passion, who hopes to inspire her audience that you can have a creative business while balancing your professional career. Building upon this, she recently launched a YouTube channel titled, “Let’s Figure It Out Together,” which explores home decor, travel, parenting, beauty, fashion and more.
Tennille Murphy is a trailblazer for older women embracing their natural beauty. At a young age she started to embrace her grays, and hopes to be the representation for other women to normalize the conversation. Her IG series “TeaTime w/ TTL” brings forth these positive conversations while also touching on topics such as motherhood and entrepreneurship.
Kier Gaines and his wife Noémie are a multi-passionate millennial husband and wife duo raising their daughter, Emery. Their combined mission is to showcase lifestyle, non-traditional love and marriage, and millennial family and parenting, while highlighting the importance of mental health through comedic, authentic and thought-provoking digital content.
Sandra Morgan Downie is the powerhouse behind the blog Sandra Morgan Living. Her content, including the new IGTV series “At Home With Sandra Morgan Downie,” serves as a channel for her love of size-inclusive fashion, home entertaining, travel, easy DIY, beauty and wellness.
QiQi Hill a certified personal trainer who’s all about changing the way you think about health. Through her workouts, recipes and day-to-day content, she’s created a world where others feel safe and comfortable to find their own version of healthy — as well as a space for inspiration and fostering strong mental mindsets.
Terrell and Jarius met during their freshman year of college, and two years later, became engaged. Now, the two same-sex partners are enjoying life while raising two adorable children as well as carrying out their mission of helping to redefine what marriage and family looks like.
Blair Imani is a critically acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate/activist and dynamic public speaker — who’s now also on YouTube! Her channel “Get Smarter with Blair Imani” combines progressive lessons with vibrant visuals with her signature perky, quirky delivery.
Foodie and creator, Jenné Claiborne has created a welcoming community rooted in healthy, vegan eating. Through her social media channels, Jenné shares delicious vegan recipes, cooking videos, healthy eating inspiration, personal anecdotes and advice for mindful and compassionate living.
Venita Aspen became a fan-favorite on the most recent season of Bravo’s hit show Southern Charm Charleston after appearing on multiple episodes. Her open-minded approach to life has allowed her a vast array of experiences, while her infectious personality has won her many friends and fans alike.
Kellie Brown’s efforts relating to inclusivity in the media have not gone unnoticed. As a fashion publicist turned fashion influencer, her blog, Instagram and YouTube account And I Get Dressed highlights all types of women — helping to normalize diverse standards of beauty.
Tanesha Awasthi has built her platforms on helping women discover that “style has no size” while empowering others to look and feel beautiful regardless of weight or shape. Aside from inspiring confidence through fashion, she’s been known to also cover beauty, parenting and wellness.
Recent Partnerships & Launches
Aysha’s “Glow Goals Trio” skin-care bundle with Biossance recently launched on the brand’s website and is available through 2/26.
Each year, Create & Cultivate through its #CreateCultivate100 awards spotlights 100 womxn who are taking the world by storm — ditching tradition, making history and fighting for change. In 2021, talent Blair Imani, Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul and Color Me Courtney were among those selected as honorees for making moves and redefining the future of the workplace across content creation and food.
Small Business, Big Influence’s #FounderFridays tentpole will remain dedicated to sharing the entrepreneurial pursuits of Black founders throughout the month. Featured brands include: home decor by @savoysobjects, clothing by @blkbyamina and skincare by @evemilan.ny.
Your Live Guide is the premier destination for discovering must-see, live social programming brought to you by DBA talent and partners. With the explosion and increase of live content, it is difficult to keep track of your favorite influencers, creators and brands going live. On Your Live Guide you can search by verticals, discover new content, and add reminders to your calendar.
Dear Media: New Shows & Highlights
Beloved celebrity OB-GYN, star of Married to Medicine and best-selling author Dr. Jackie invites you on a journey to self discovery. From top health experts to her closest celebrity friends, Dr. Jackie will lead eye-opening conversations that will educate, entertain and empower listeners.
Food Heaven chats with attorney Jala Eaton about what generational wealth means and practical ways to build it, including the power of compound interest, why you should consider having a trust and conventional/nonconventional ways to grow assets.
On this episode, activist Janaya Futura Khan talks about the power of words, understanding the heart of activism and what it means to be an activist, and how to grow and shift into someone who changes and leaves an imprint on the world.