Darren D. Dickerson is founder and CEO of DSD Publicity Consulting. From 2012-2014 he also served as a senior publicist for The FrontPage Firm. In 2018, Dickerson transitioned his agency to an eCommerce solution, forming DSDDigital. Specializing in personal representation, music, television and film, his current roster of clients includes eBay, veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless), director Benny Boom, and Groundwurk Studios. DSD past clients include: TD Jakes and TDJ Enterprises, Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic, Naitia "Lil Mama" Kirkland (CrazySexyool), BET (Music Moguls), TV One (R&B Divas/Two Sides), TV Land (The Soul Man), Sharif Atkins (White Collar), and Kevin Frazier (Entertainment Tonight). A 20 year entertainment industry veteran with a background in media relations and event marketing, Dickerson first gained national prominence in 1999 while representing AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent. He developed and managed awareness events with the Elizabeth Glazier Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, Magic Johnson Foundation, National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He successfully placed Broadbent on the cover of TV Guide and Essence Magazine's commemorative edition The 40 Most Inspiring African American. He also secured feature stories on Oprah, Dateline, Good Morning America and 20/20; negotiated guest appearances on MTV, BET, VH1 and Nickelodeon programming.
Prior to forming DSD Publicity Dickerson served as Director of New Business Development for Tobin & Associates, the venerable public relations agency founded by industry icon Patricia "Pat" Tobin. Representing clients that included Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy), James Pickens (Grey's Anatomy), Christen Clemenson (CSI), Toyota Motor Sales, Nestle, Sony Pictures Television, Hallmark Channel, Fitzgerald's Casino, and the National Newspaper Publisher's Association, to list only a few, Dickerson covered every aspect of public relations while working at Tobin.
Before Tobin & Associates, Dickerson managed media relations and produced events for Universal Pictures, Gramercy Pictures, Ruthless Records, Death Row Records, FOX Sports West and The Magic Johnson Foundation. He was part of the creative team that produced Soul Suite Fridays and Twisted Tuesdays. An extremely successful weekly supper club events that featured marquee recording artists like Stevie Wonder, Rick James, Nelly, Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Brian McNight, Tevin Campbell, Tommy Davidson, Ken Jeong (Hangover II), Mike Epps (Hangover) Lil JJ (Just Jordan), Earthquake and Michael Collier.