Today, the Diversity Marketing Consortium™ (DMC) announced the addition of two new agency partners to its roster – Inkhouse and No. 29. This notable expansion brings the organization to a total of ten award-winning marketing and communications agencies, nearly tripling the size of the DMC from its initial four agencies at inception in June 2020.
“The DMC has made significant strides in just two years, but the number of businesses we are able to support is directly correlated to the number of agency partners we have,” said Greg Mondshein, co-founder of the Diversity Marketing Consortium and Managing Partner of SourceCode Communications. “Bringing on quality agencies is essential to maximizing our impact, so needless to say, we’re thrilled to have this impressive group join us in our mission to change the face of the boardroom by supporting diverse founder-led startups.”
Inkhouse and No. 29 join the DMC’s existing group of agencies — SourceCode Communications, Superbolt, Cheer Partners, Peppercomm, Clarity, Racepoint Global, Praytell and Max Borges Agency. As the DMC continues its commitment to supporting and raising the profiles of POC and women-led businesses, this new agency cohort will play an instrumental role in furthering the DMC’s mission of helping to level the playing field for underrepresented founders through pro bono marketing and communications services.
“At Inkhouse, we believe equity is a human imperative, but also a business imperative. We also believe in the power of storytelling to effect change and are proud to be joining the Diversity Marketing Consortium to share our expertise in building awareness for companies led by diverse and under-represented founders,” said Beth Monaghan, chief executive officer and founder of Inkhouse.
“Through storytelling, strategic partnerships, and thoughtful activations, No. 29 has long been committed to working with organizations that are leaving the world a little better than they found it,” said Melody Serafino, co-founder of No. 29 Communications. “We’re excited to join the DMC to help founders share their important stories of sustainability and impact.”
The DMC recently reached a milestone goal of $1 million in pro bono marketing and communications services provided to more than 20 startups including Noora Health, WorkChew, and Moving Analytics. Now as the organization embarks on year three, scaling both its team and client roster is the main goal in an effort to create the most impact.
The DMC is accepting applications for new agencies to join the organization and will open Q4 client applications in mid-August.