Professor of Media Studies Dr. Sybril Brown served as the keynote speaker for the 30th anniversary celebration of Cincinnati marketing agency DeanHouston. The event was held this week at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, also in Cincinnati.
Brown said, “The first half of my talk focused on my book, ‘Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad.’ It was a such an honor since the book was inspired by a visit to the Freedom Center in 2006. The second half addressed new marketing techniques from neuromarketing and biometrics to face and voiceprints.”
Following Brown’s presentation, DeanHouston co-founder Greg Houston presented Brown with a $500 check for the Thom Storey Scholarship Fund, to honor late Belmont Media Studies Department Chair Thom Storey, who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Since launching in the summer of 1988, DeanHouston has undergone a significant transformation mirroring that of the rapidly evolving business landscapes in which it operates. With co-founders Dale Dean, Greg Houston and Pam Houston at the helm – and also as the only staff members – their small technical products-focused boutique agency quickly developed into a fully integrated organization that today employs more than 70 marketing professionals operating from the company’s offices located in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Chicago and Shanghai.