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Everett E. Hamilton / Octane Public Relations

2018 DC Black Pride Small Business Award

Everett Hamilton

Everett E. HamiltonAs one of two founders of Octane, Everett Hamilton provides leadership and vision for sustaining one of the most successful and industry-lauded public relations firms in the District of Columbia. Everett has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations, communications and marketing consulting for DC Government, Federal Government, and private sector. His rich experience includes expertise in reaching marginalized groups: African Americans, Hispanics, men who have sex with men (MSM), low-income and low-literacy residents, youth, and seniors.

Everett is a trusted partner and collaborator across Washington, DC, having served as Chair of the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the DC Citywide Collaborative Council and as a member of the Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation LGBT Marketing Committee. Everett is a former member of the Marriott Customer Diversity Advisory Board, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Commission and the DC Housing Finance Agency. Keen on collaboration with community, Everett infuses lessons learned into Octane’s philosophy and the language Octane uses to assist our clients reach and inspire their targets to positive action.

Octane Public Relations

Octane Public RelationsOctane's goals are simple: to provide innovative social marketing campaigns for any target audience and to excel at client service in the process. Even simpler is that here at Octane, we want to help people change their lives. And Octane does that through thoughtful, creative, research-based, and innovative marketing campaigns. Intrinsic to such change is a consumer-focused paradigm, a different way of doing things: they listen to the target audience and meaningfully engage them as partners to develop programs.

Octane has developed social marketing campaign solutions for pressing issues challenging communities: sexual health, tobacco cessation, youth and communities learning to develop peaceful environments, moving and exercise, and adopting healthy lifestyles. Each campaign reflects the target audience’s needs, desires, behaviors, culture, values, norms, and speaks the target audience’s language. We work closely with our clients to ensure responsiveness and provide value. Our commitment to contract stewardship requires that Octane deliver high quality work on time and on budget. — March 2018

The DC Black Pride Small Business Award, first awarded 2003, acknowledges the contributions of small business entrepreneurs the DC Black LGBTQ community. More information about all DC Black Pride Awards.


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