Diamond S. Taylor is a creative entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and philanthropist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the founder and creative director of Friends + Co., a strategic marketing firm to help entrepreneurs & “sidepreneurs” streamline their start-up processes. She is also the founder and director of the Hindsight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to engage community members in initiatives that help provide knowledge, advice, and resources to future leaders through community initiatives #CheersForCraigmont, Be The Change, Ignorant Voter and the recently launched $30Thousandx30 campaign.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Diamond S. Taylor is a graduate of Christian Brothers University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services. She began her career as a Project Manager at Hunter Promotions, a marketing and street promotions company, while in college. Upon graduation, she interned at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - ALSAC before joining FedEx, a Fortune 500 company, where she quickly advanced as a top Sales Executive – earning the prestigious President’s Club Sales Award twice. She relocated to Nashville to expand FedEx’s portfolio and grow revenue in new territories while simultaneously starting her own company and building her brand. She is also a graduate of Embark, the New Memphis Institute’s prestigious leadership program for young professionals.
I am on a mission to help entrepreneurs and small businesses streamline the start-up process for their brands by handling everything from the logo creation, website design, digital branding, and the go to market strategy. My favorite brands to work with are usually music artists, philanthropic brands, and e-Commerce brands. Time is a luxury and I want to provide full service marketing solutions to help brands FULFILL their full potential by ensuring the business creation process is seamless in the beginning. Managing the entire start-up process and offering creative counsel and market research in the beginning helps create a more cohesive brand. It also allows the client to focus on selling and other business tasks to become successful.
Friends + Co. has given Diamond S. Taylor the opportunity to combine her loves of community and marketing to help fulfill her mission of empowering other entrepreneurs to achieve business success through effective marketing planning and content creation. When she’s not managing projects for various clients, she enjoys traveling and brunching with friends.