We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Gallien and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My process behind starting our company was two-fold, to fulfill my destiny and build something that would create the change I would like to see in the world. Oftentimes, we complain about the state of the world, the systems and powers that be, but I firmly believe we should turn the energy of that complaint into a question…. “What am I going to do about it…. What am I going to offer?”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?
Our company is a full-service Branding, Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations Start-Up. What set’s us apart is our target market. We are the first full-service ad agency to prioritize minority-owned businesses and the companies that service them-which includes women. Minorities in America attribute over $3Trillion to the American GDP annually. We’ve arrived at the place where we are today by divine guidance… listening and taking heed to that still, small voice and making mistakes along the way but never quitting. I can boldly say, that success is available for us all if we just don’t quit. Success favors the dilligent. I actually would say the process was and is easy. I believe a person or company’s reality is based on the perspective of those who operate it. What was hard was living life or working a job that wasn’t designed for my nature, that was hard. It’s not hard for a fish to swim, it’s his nature… It is hard for a fish to walk, it’s not what he was designed to do. it’s not in his DNA. Challenges are being overcome daily. It’s not the challenge that I focus on, but my stride. As a former track runner, I’m accustomed to hurdles being placed in front of me. As a young runner, I quickly learned that the hurdles were not there to hurt me but to strengthen me. The intention was for me to leap over them… to trip would spell embarrassment and disaster. To stride over them is what was expected… as in track, so in business. Lessons I’ve learned along the way: Don’t give up, there’s really no such thing as failure, only a discovery of how not to go about it, and every discovery leads you to a revelation, and every revelation, to a path, and every path to a journey, and every journey to a destination and every destination to a legacy. I desire to have the world know that we are here to disrupt the industry. A new generation is rising up, new trends and new economies are emerging, and as our tagline suggests, “we’re a new kind of ad agency for a new kind of consumer!”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?
Anything that relates to nature and the arts. Historic Parks, mountains, bike rides, museums, and fine dining resturants.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank my mother and father for creating me, my sister Jazmon Gallien for befriending me, my spiritual mother, Queen Esther Agiri for covering me, and my spiritual brother Gregory Moss for advertising me.
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