We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Reid and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Danielle, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand is understanding that business is business and to remove personal feelings from transactions.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
After working in the marketing and communications industry for over 14 years, I took a leap of faith and launched my own marketing firm on October 1, 2019. In my experience, I worked on both agency and client side, and after working for a company that claimed to be family-oriented and constantly being railroaded for failure, I decided it was time to step out on my own. I had to realize within myself that in each job I worked, I was always the most qualified and experienced, yet was never considered for the roles I deserved. I also saw first hand how so many individuals were not receiving the quality work from other agencies and people that claimed to be marketing professionals, so I decided to open my agency to provide real results for real people. As the Executive Director of DR and Associates, we provide marketing and communication services for serious business owners that are ready to take their business to the next level for growth. There have been challenges, but by placing my team and company first, along with keeping personal feelings out of business, my business has grown and continues to grow in helping entrepreneurs and businesses alike.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My friends and I love to travel internationally, however, we love a great place to drink wine and chat in a great atmosphere. Loving to support local businesses and entrepreneurs, some of our favorite places are Excuse my French, Pielands, Le Bon Nash, Vin 25, and Atlas.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my circle of family and friends that have supported me, and helped me in realizing my true potential and value. To my family for always having my back and encouraging me to keep pushing forward regardless of setbacks: it is appreciated. To my team members: Shelby, Sophia, Karla, Kenny, Courtney, Robin and Richie: thank you for rocking with me and helping to push the brand forward! To my circle of friends and mentors: Royce Morgan, Crystell, Tia, Elizabeth, Kaylan, Mishia, and everyone else who has TRULY been there for me: I appreciate each and every one of you!

Website: www.drandassociates.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/iamdaniellereid

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/dreidmarketingpro

Facebook: www.facebook.com/drandassociates

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