Carson Dunn Media is truly an uplifting story of perseverance. Founded during the Great Recession of 2008 by Bernard Alexander McNealy, the small agency saw its client base dwindle. McNealy reinvented the marketing agency by placing public relations as its linchpin service.
2010, 2011, 2012, the agency saw itself nominated for awards in copywriting, design, and creative work. During this time, the agency secured event promotion work for a well-known celebrity and lifestyle magazine owner, as well as an East Coast record company mogul.
The growth process continued, however, public relations and marketing became separate components led by Carla Righetti, with founder McNealy retaining major ownership. We also birthed CDM Digital Advertising from our re-branded and revamped agency.