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Best Marketing and Publicity Firms in Nashville Dead Horse Branding

Nashville, TN

August 18, 2020

Powerhouse branding company Dead Horse Branding has been recognised as one of Tennessee’s top PR and marketing firms by

Dead Horse Branding was hand-picked by Expertise as a stand-out on the competitive Nashville scene, based on five criteria: reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism.

It’s the latest in a series of accolades for this cutting-edge creative business, which has gone from strength to strength since it was established in 2015 by Melissa Core-Caballo and Rick Caballo.

In recent years, Dead Horse Branding has also been recognised with several Graphic Design USA Awards, an IDA Gold Design Award, and the NYC Big Book Award for their acclaimed book – completely written, designed and photographed by Rick and Melissa – Elvis, Strait, to Jesus, documenting the incredible life of iconic music producer, Tony Brown.

This latest award from cements Dead Horse Branding’s position as a force to be reckoned with across PR, design, marketing, management and all facets of branding. 

While they’re a small team of 8, they punch far above their weight, delivering a 360 degree service for their stable of clients, which includes Tony Brown; rising superstar Emisunshine; skate artisans Bear Walker Boards; Food Network star, chef Anne Burell; TikTok celebrity YVNG HOMIE; alt-pop artist Halston Dare; Songwriting U; and grammy-award winning group Baha Men of ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ fame. And that’s just to name a few.

You’d think that would be enough to keep the Dead Horse team busy, but Rick and Melissa are also in high demand as public speakers, guest lecturers, writers and podcast guests. Plus they’re part of the team behind the scenes of Summer NAMM.

One of the reasons Dead Horse Branding stands out from the crowd is their unique approach. Whether they’re rebranding an industry icon, or nurturing the next generation of talent, DHB goes to great lengths to understand the essence of their clients. From the logo up, they build authentic professional and creative identities that make a mark on the world.

And that’s more important now than ever. As Melissa Core-Caballo explains: “Right now with COVID-19, brands are falling apart, artists are falling apart: they can’t tour and they don’t know where to turn. Rick and I are used to thinking on our feet, adapting and inventing new ways of doing things, so we’ve been fortunate to have a great skill-set to support our team and our clients through these challenging times.”

Rick ads: “Branding is all about your identity, the message you’re sending to the world. We help you refine and communicate that, and that becomes a solid base you can stand on, no matter what. This year so many people are finding they can’t do things the same way they’ve always done them. But if you’ve got a strong brand, that remains constant, even as you shift in the way you have to work.”

“We’ve always seen challenges as opportunities to grow and invent, and we’re more motivated than ever to help our clients stay creative and be heard during these strange times.”

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