At Ruby Slipper, we are committed to supporting and promoting Black-owned businesses. Here we showcase Black-owned marketing agencies from across the United States that are helping clients boost their business.
KSW Social Media Management
KSW Social Media Management, a boutique social media management company based in Las Vegas, is the product of a true social media lover and online community builder. Founder Kalea Sanders-Wright thrives on collaboration, organization, and good relationships. Kalea is passionate about helping small businesses achieve their growth goals with marketing solutions that are effective and affordable.
Starting as a hobby, Kalea is passionate about helping entrepreneurs simplify their lives and benefit from social networking. Kalea often works as an extension of her clients, allowing them to focus on income-generating activities.
VCM Strategies, a marketing consultancy based in New York City, assists nonprofits and small businesses win new clients with robust brand strategies and marketing executions. Services include group coaching, remote consulting, brand strategy, website services, content writing, email marketing, and social media marketing.
Owner Vanessa Matthew has 15 years of experience working with nonprofits and small businesses as well as extensive market research experience with larger corporations such as PepsiCo, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Chase, MasterCard, Takeda, Bentley, Cottonelle, Weight Watchers, and more.
One client testimonial states: “You know you’ve found something special when making that monthly vendor payment is more of a celebration than a pain point.”
Goldiata Creative is a digital marketing agency in Baltimore, MD. They help their clients achieve massive growth using powerful marketing strategies. In fact, they are so confident that their methods will generate results, they guarantee them. You get results, or you don’t pay. Clients include Johns Hopkins ziggybaby, and Room Theory.
A ROI and performance-driven agency, Goldiata services include website development, email campaigns, social media, paid advertisements, search engine optimization and more. They are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) company.
Pictured here is Brian Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer and owner of Goldiata Creative, who has been recognized by the Maryland Small Business Association as a top Young Entrepreneur. His mission is to give back to Baltimore City. Specifically, helping the Baltimore City education system through volunteering and mentoring.
McLamb Group Media
McLamb Group Media is a black-owned female-led digital marketing company that has a dedicated team of digital marketing professionals with decades of internet and SEO experience. McLamb works hard to dominate and push the boundaries of the digital marketing landscape. This company was built out of client demand by the owner Anita McLamb. Anita has spent the last five years teaching others SEO and also marketing consulting to show other businesses have to achieve powerful results for their online presence and an ROI to their clients.
EraBright Digital Marketing
EraBright Digital Marketing is a Black-owned digital marketing agency that specializes in lead generation via SEO, content marketing, paid advertising, website design, and more. They have a wide range of expertise in creating and implementing strategic marketing campaigns developed to generate leads and sales for businesses of all sorts.
EraBright’s mission is helping clients achieve and exceed their growth and revenue goals through affordable, revenue-driving digital marketing solutions. More importantly, they aspire to conduct themselves with respect, loyalty, and open communication with all stakeholders.
Having been in the digital marketing arena for more than a decade, founder, Jamichael Mitchell, has had a hand in generating traffic for various brands across different industries. With a B.S. in Business Management, along with a M.S. in Internet Marketing, his ability to synergize business goals with digital strategy ensures overall marketing success and client satisfaction.
Blue Surge Marketing
Blue Surge Marketing Agency is a Black-owned, full-service digital marketing and web design firm based in the Greater New York region that services businesses nationwide. Services include website development, lead generation, social media management, SEO, copywriting, influencer engagement, branding, and more.
As a college student, owner Godson Michel, grossed $1M in revenue in his first e-commerce store with no ad budget owner. Michel uses data-driven insights to empower organizations so that they can artfully leverage the growth opportunities in the ever-changing digital landscape. A growing list of credentials includes Google Ads certifications, Shopify Partner, MailChimp Partner, and HubSpot certifications in email marketing and social media. Through consulting and creative strategy, Blue Surge clients outperform expected projections.
Clients include the historic Urban League of Long Island, Westbury Arts, and the Suffolk County Chapter of Jack and Jill.
Narratent is a black-owned digital marketing agency based in Chicago. As a small group of consultants, the team offers web design, search engine optimization, and social media marketing. The company likens its approach to client work as being an in-house marketing team for small business owners.
Owners Desmon Walker and Allen Shelton have spent over four years working in advertising and content marketing for large corporations and small startups. Narratent is now sought after by SMBs in Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, and around the country.
Kimmont Communications is a mission-driven, minority-owned marketing and branding agency based in Asheville, North Carolina. Kimmont works exclusively with non-profits, higher education, government organizations, and impact-driven companies to provide creative services, web development, and communications strategies. Their team has cut their teeth in diverse fields from finance to corporate communications to impact banking.
A boutique agency, Kimmont sets strong limits on number of clients, working with only a small number of organizations each year. This enables them to deliver quality and customization with razor sharp focus and passion. They take hands-on approach and keep everything in house. Picture above is co-founder, Justin Thompson.
Consciously®, a black-owned brand agency located in Brooklyn, New York, helps companies become a larger part of the communities they serve by Connecting Value to Values™. Services include brand strategy, brand identity, brand messaging, brand personality, brand story, copywriting, art direction, brand workshops, digital marketing, SEM, SEO, social media and reporting.
Founded in 2016 by Rai-mon Nemar Barnes as a purpose-driven outsourced marketing department, Consciously earned it’s B Corporation certification in 2020. The founder, with the help of the team, has derived a marketing method that provides practical ways to codify, share and see results from business purpose.
The agency services tech start-ups, mature brands, B Corps, and non-profits as well as black-owned, women-owned, and businesses run by historically marginalized groups.
Zora Digital is a Black-owned boutique marketing agency located in Chicago, Illinois that services brands with a spirit of innovation. Recognized by Clutch Certifications as “a chief innovator of digital marketing”, Zora Digital continuously exceeds the expectations of their clients by building upon current successes of finding key strategies for brands to dominate the digital landscape. Specializing in social media content strategy, SEO/SEM, retargeting tactics, and more, Zora Digital is committed to awakening brands through data insights.
Owner Yewande Odusanwo has never been satisfied with the status quo. From a young age, she has always found herself chasing new horizons, earning three different college degrees, and founding a digital marketing agency and podcast all of her own volition. Zora Digital’s long list of certifications includes Facebook Blueprint and Google-certified Partner among others. Clients include Jamaican Mango + Lime, Zonddi Furniture, ConceiveAbilities, and many others.
Founded in 2019 by Deidre Osei, Avidli LLC is a boutique marketing agency that works with small and mid-sized socially conscious brands to create meaningful marketing strategies that focus on collaboration and building impactful communities. The company is based in Los Angeles, CA and offers creative solutions to help clients with branding, search engine optimization (SEO) management, social media and content marketing. The company’s vision is to empower businesses to be pioneers of purpose, leading the digital world to make authentic connections, engage their community, raise funds, sell products and much more.
Founded in April 2014 by Dana Hewling, Houston-based B.ID LLC is a full-service, dedicated branding and marketing solutions agency that provides branding, logo design, print, graphic & web design, public relations and an array of marketing solutions.
The majority of their clients are minority-owned businesses or organizations that make a difference in their respective communities. B.ID helps these businesses and organizations find the solutions necessary to help them build connections and achieve goals in a remarkable way.
They work with business leaders to help them obtain the recognition they seek by implementing branding strategies that will elevate their businesses in ways they have not seen before. In their words, “Great branding can change perceptions and attitudes, helping to create necessary action by target audiences.”
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