Every brand has a story.

We are the Storytellers.

It started as just a thought. But it grew, and now it has a prologue, important characters, and undoubtedly a few plot twists that crept in along the way.

And now have this amazing product. Or maybe it’s a biodynamic wine bar. Or a really sick new line of recycled-cotton sweat suits, just begging to be worn on foggy beach mornings by the coolest surf moms in Malibu. We take the pieces – the cool and unusual nuggets, the spark of magic that makes your brand unique – and we weave them into a story.

We are the boon to that story, and we understand how to tell it to the people who want to hear it – need to hear it – the most.

Our Process

DB Brand Strategies is a full-service creative communications and public relations firm, specializing in grassroots and local marketing, launch activations, partnerships and collaborations.

Your brand is unique, and our process is simple – we deep-dive into your brand until we know it and love it as you do. We use those learnings and our understanding of your trade area (marketing-speak for “neighborhood”) to brainstorm strategy, and then present you with a final roadmap designed to maximize brand awareness, boost sales, and establish credibility and influence in your community. Our team will pivot right into implementation, measuring KPIs and ROI for you along the way.


California Pizza Kitchen
Pressed Juicery
Nekter Juice Bar
Din Tai Fung

Say hello!

We love making new friends! Drop us a line to chat, consult, brainstorm, or let us know when that amazing wine bar you’re working on opens – cheers! 

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