Publicist + Entrepreneur

Amanda Spann is marketer and app entrepreneur on a mission to help fellow founders build and accelerate their brands. She produces startup resources and programming through her consultancy Spann & Company.

Prior to her current venture Amanda co-founded Tiphub, an impact driven innovation community for entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora.She also served as the CMO of Blerdology, a tech social enterprise to support and engage the black tech community and the first organization to host hackathons targeting African Americans. The company helped to spark black interest in technology, assisted aspiring minority entrepreneurs get their apps or projects off the ground for little to no cost and bridged policy and innovation to combat social issues.

The Florida State and Georgetown grad has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30, Walker’s Legacy 2016 Power50, Rolling Out’s 25 Women you should know, as one of BET’s Blacks on the Brink of Greatness, as well as one of the 5 future leaders in technology by Black Enterprise Magazine.

 

Previous Projects

BRANDSPAN is an identity agency that crafts and cultivates breakthrough branding and strategic marketing concepts on behalf of online influencers, digital platforms, mobile apps and corporations.

Whether you’re an emerging startup or an established entity, BRANDSPAN is the context creator that assists you in exploring new areas of business, increasing media visibility and building trust equity with your target consumer.
Clients have included:

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Amanda is the Co-founder and former CMO of Blerdology, a social enterprise designed to support, engage and grow the Black tech and startup community around the country. Blerdology is noted with creating the first hackathon series targeting African American developers in addition to hosting a number tech policy events to educate and engage the “blerd” (black nerd) community on our website, social media and other platforms. The organization also works with local, state and federal governments as well as public and private corporations who are interested in hiring and marketing to the Black professional community.

Witness the moment Cory Booker realizes he’s a blerd at #blackhack Newark at Rutgers University

  • Founded by Amanda Spann in 2008, Tallatainment.Com was a fashion forward, entertainment and lifestyle portal committed to providing its users with an online presence to chronicle the latest in fashion and entertainment news, activities and insight.The site dedicated to inspiring our users by granting them access to world of fashion and entertainment through updated content in the form news briefs, forecasts, trend reports, social events calendars, job and event listings. Additionally, we strived to be a community driven arena focused on providing local talent with opportunities to showcase their creative and contemporary expertise.Tallatainment was discontinued in 2011.

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