Creating a Legacy for Print with Keeana Barber, CEO of WDB Marketing
In this Podcasts from the Printerverse episode, I speak with Keeana Barber, CEO of WDB Marketing, the first African American owned full-service printing business in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Keeana shares her hard-fought entrepreneurial successes and how she works to make that path a little smoother for our future leaders.
Keeana discusses why she started her business, how she grew it, and how she has been actively empowering her community for years, from the celebration and facilitation of black entrepreneurship through her annual L.E.G.A.C.Y Awards to the creation of "Black Owned Business’" signage during recent protests.
We also discuss how the industry can better serve black-owned print businesses and get involved at the community level to help develop print workers.
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Deborah Corn is the Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, a Print Buyerologist, international speaker and blogger, host of Podcasts From The Printerverse, cultivator of Print Production Professionals the No. 1 print group on LinkedIn, Girl No. 1 at Girls Who Print, host of #PrintChat every Wednesday at 4PM ET on Twitter, the founder of International Print Day and the founder of #ProjectPeacock. She is the recipient of several industry honors and sits on the board of the The Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, and is an advisor for the Advertising Production Club of NYC.
Deborah has 25+ years of experience working in advertising as a Print Producer and now works behind the scenes with printers, suppliers and industry organizations helping them create meaningful relationships with customers and members, and achieve success with their social media, content marketing, event marketing and sales endeavors.