Damani Goodson has worked in the entertainment industry in many capacities since 1990 and started his journey at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, NJ in their media ministry. After two years at Fountain, he went to Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from Five Town College on Long Island, NYC, where he earned his degree in music technology and business and continued to work in the industry until 2011.
In the summer of 2011, he created Modern Class Design, LLC with San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis and music industry executive Antone Barnes. Modern Class Design was a full-service fine arts and interior design company catering to the needs of professional athletes. During this time, Mr. Goodson was instrumental in developing a reality show pilot based on the company, organizing relocation services for athletes and helping design a furniture line for big and tall men. One of the signature programs of the company was the urban renewal project to help redevelop an apartment complex in Richmond, CA. The company received press placement in the New York Times, HGTV, ESPN and Black Enterprise as well as a host of other national and regional publications. In October of 2012, the business partnership was amicably dissolved and Mr. Goodson transitioned into sports marketing.
In January of 2013, along with business partner Antone Barnes, he developed, named and co-founded The Brand Architects, LLC, a brand management firm that works with professional athletes and entertainers. Damani has personally worked with over 15 NFL players by helping them pursue their interests off-the-field. He fosters partnerships with corporate brands by arranging player appearances, autograph signings and endorsement deals with such corporate sponsors as Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Chick-Fil-A, Body Armor, SafeWay, and Modell’s Sporting Goods, to name a few. Additionally, he works with clients to develop and execute charitable endeavors to serve their communities with non-profit organizations such as American Diabetes Association, American Association of Cancer Research and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Prior to co-founding The Brand Architects, LLC, Damani held several client service positions in corporate America and it’s where he developed the needed skill set to work with professional athletes. Additionally, Mr. Goodson mentors youth to enhance the quality of life in their local communities.
A Partial list of Media Placements/Press Coverage Damani has secured for Clients:
- NFL Network
- NFL Player’s Association
- ESPN E:60
- NY Times
- USA Today
- Fox Sports
- The Huffington Post
- The Washington Post
- Fox Business
- Boston Herald
- The Rachael Ray Show
- Comcast Sports Network
- ESPN Radio
- Sports Illustrated
- SiriusXM Radio
- Good Morning America
- The Players’ Tribune
- The Players’ Tribune
- The Player’s Tribune
- People Magazine
- Bleacher Report
- Entertainment Tonight
- WE tv
- The Breakfast Club Power 105.1
- WPIX – Pix 11
- Yahoo Sports
- Daily Mail (International)
- Slovak Internet Portal (International)
List of Companies and Non-Profits(#) Damani Has Worked With(*) or Partnered Clients With(^)
Social Media Management Portfolio:
Social Media accounts that Damani has created(#), managed(*) and/or currently maintained(^).
NFL Client Websites:
Client Websites Damani Has Developed* Consulted^ or Assisted#
http://www.chrisculliver29.com (Offline) #
NFL PLAYER PROFILE:
NFL Players That Have Attended Events(*) Damani Has Promoted or That Have Partnered With Corporate Brands(^) or Personally Worked#
Please Note: NFL players are traded, retire or are released from their teams. Teams are accurate as of the time Damani partnered with them.
Partial List of Community/Giveback Events: