Professional Portfolio

 

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 TimesHGTVESPN 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 & Athlete Branding.

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 many NFL players by helping them pursue their interests off-the-field.  He has fostered partnerships with corporate brands by arranging player appearances, autograph signings, meet and greets and endorsement deals with such corporate sponsors as Wal-Mart, Food LionFood 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 AssociationAmerican 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.  Currently, He is CEO of Hunger Management, LLC-a Digital Marketing  and Entertainment Company specializing in digital marketing, branding and social media management for athletes and entertainers.

Additionally, Mr. Goodson mentors youth and young adults to enhance the quality of life in their local communities and to be the best!

MUSIC & MARKETING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
*Received over 192,000 million social media impressions regarding former client Emmanuel Acho taking a fan to her junior prom. Click the link below to watch the video surprise of Hannah Delmonte at her high school in Purcellville, VA:
https://instagram.com/p/zVyVgdt8XK/?modal=true&utm_source=partner&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=video &  https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&q=emmanuel+acho+prom

*Worked DJ Khaled’s mega-smash hit “All I Do is Win” off his Victory album, which has been certified 2X Platinum by RIAA and has received 79,650,543 combined views (As of September 21, 2017) and counting on YouTube. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU

*Worked Dorrough’s Platinum single “Ice Cream Paint Job” off his debut album Dorrough Music and has received 22,241,634 combined views (As of September 21, 2017) and counting on YouTube. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yfArN-e2OU

*Worked D’Angelo’s buzz single, “I found My Smile Again” off his “Best of So Far” Compilation Album. Since September 3, 2008, D’Angelo’s single has received 197,270 views (As of September 21, 2017) and counting on YouTube and received a 2008 Grammy consideration for Best R & B Male Vocal Performance. Source Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP7nlYZN1fA & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_So_Far_(D%27Angelo_album) & http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1043918/new-dangelo-single-hits-itunes

*Participated in live content programming for Entertainment Tonight’s Top Story regarding subjects such as Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines and his divorce to Paula Patton as well as Nick Cannon’s promotional techniques regarding his latest musical project. https://vimeo.com/90094289 & https://vimeo.com/90194680

Partial list of Media Placements/Press Coverage Damani has secured for Clients: 

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(^).  

Facebook (12)
Likes: 666.4k
Likes: 5.1k
Friends: 4.9k
Likes: 3.3k
Likes: 2.8k
Likes: 2.5k
Likes: 1.8k
Likes: 1.7k
Likes: 1.7k
Likes: 1.7k
Twitter (11)
Followers: 1.9 million
Followers: 37k
Followers: 16.4k
Followers: 27.7k
Followers: 20k
Followers: 1.9k
Followers: 29.5k
Followers: 2.2k
Followers: 343k
Followers: 39.9k
Followers: 39.9k
Instagram (6)
Followers:39.6k
Followers: 16.6k
Followers: 5.3k

NFL CLIENT WEBSITES:

Client Websites Damani Has Developed* Consulted^ or Assisted#

http://www.vernondavis.com ^#

http://www.easleysawareness.com *^#

http://www.mrkylearrington.com *^#

http://www.rodneymcleod23.com *^#

http://www.chrisculliver29.com (Offline) #

http://www.taylormade98foundation.org ^#

http://www.modernclassdesign.com (offline)*^#

https://www.miifoundation.org ^#

https://thejurrellcasey.com *^#

NFL PLAYER PROFILE:

NFL Players That Have Attended Events(*) Damani Has Promoted or That Have Partnered With Corporate Brands(^) or Personally Worked#

1. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers^#
2. Chandler Jones – New England Patriots*
3. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers*
4. Rodney McLeod – Philadelphia Eagles^#
5. Cam Johnson – Cleveland Browns^#
6. Marcus Smith – Philadelphia Eagles^#
7. Emmanuel Acho – (Free Agent)^#
8. Phil Taylor – Washington Redskins^#
9. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins^
10. Roman Harper – Carolina Panthers*
11. Jurrell Cassey (Tennessee Titans)#
12. Jerod Mayo – New England Patriots*
13. Charles Johnson – Carolina Panthers^
14. Miles Austin – Philadelphia Eagles*
15. Antonie Bethea – San Francisco 49ers*
16. Ted Ginn, Jr. – Carolina Panthers*
17. Jon Bostic  – New England Patriots*
18. Chris Baker – Tampa Bay Bucs*
18. Vontae Davis – Indianapolis Colts^#
19. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans*
20. Chris Culliver – Washington Redskins*
21. Stephen Bowen – Washington Redskins*#
22. Bjorn Werner – Indianapolis Colts*
23. Mike Tolbert – Carolina Panthers*
24. Parys Haralson – New Orleans Saints*
25. Aaron Dobson – New England Patriots*
26. Fozzy Whittaker – Carolina Panthers*
27. Josh Chapman – Indianapolis Colts*#
28. Alan Branch  – New England Patriots*
29. Josh Gordy – New York Giants*
30. Ed Dickson – Carolina Panthers*
31. Jonathan Stewart – Carolina Panthers*
32. Jabaal Sheard  – New England Patriots*
33. Vick Ballard – Indianapolis Colts*#
34. Kawann Short – Carolina Panthers*
35. Lawrence Sidbury – (Free Agent)^#
36. Donald Strickland (Free Agent)*#
37. Braylon Edwards (Free Agent)*#
38. Aldon Smith – Oakland Raiders*
39. Cory Nelms (Free Agent)*
40. Anthony Davis (Retired)*#
Please Note:  NFL players are traded, retire or are released from their teams.  Teams are accurate as of the time Damani worked with them.

Partial List of Community/Giveback Events & Football Camps:

http://newsroom.foodlion.com/blog/food-lion-and-nfl-player-distribute-make-impact-against-hunger-delaware

http://www.wralfm.com/common/more.php?m=3&event_id=19091

http://6abc.com/society/making-thanksgiving-possible/1594647/

http://jamn945.iheart.com/articles/contest-rules-132896/phunkee-duck-web-contest-14005730/

https://vimeo.com/141586820

https://vimeo.com/141586708

https://vimeo.com/144805395

https://vimeo.com/141586821

https://vimeo.com/143106859

https://vimeo.com/144845723

https://vimeo.com/141512215

https://vimeo.com/141586786

https://vimeo.com/127902144

https://vimeo.com/141586820

https://vimeo.com/127007153

https://vimeo.com/159026627

Press Releases Created For NFL Clients:

Posted by Damani Goodson on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Posted by Damani Goodson on Monday, November 23, 2015

Posted by Damani Goodson on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Posted by Damani Goodson on Friday, March 10, 2017

Posted by Damani Goodson on Thursday, April 23, 2015

 

 

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