In-Person Golden Hour

It’s overwhelming to know how to get started with branding and marketing. My Golden Hour was created for business owners and marketing managers who need just a bit of direction and clarity without getting into full brand strategy.

We meet up in-person for one hour to brainstorm ideas, priorities, possibilities, and more – with the goal being to have an actionable next step (or ten) for your business by the end of the hour.

What can we talk about during Golden Hour? Whatever you’d like! We’ll have an introductory phone call that will likely determine what we’ll focus on. Some examples are…

  • Target audience *
  • Offerings (products/services)
  • Name and logo
    • Trademarks and copyrights
    • Signage or logo applications
  • Marketing channels
    • Social media
  • Brand assets
    • Messaging
    • Photography/videography
    • Website
    • Content strategy and calendars

*recommended for first/only Golden Hour

Golden Hour Process

Step 1

Meet to gain clarity and next steps for your brand.

Step 2

Take your action plan from our Golden Hour session.

Step 3

Go get stuff done and grow your business!

Let’s see what clarity we can achieve in an hour!

You can use the scheduler below to book your in-person Golden Hour.

Once you book your Golden Hour, I’ll reach out to you to schedule a quick call before we meet up in-person so I have a bit of context and know where you’re at with your business.


Peruse some shiny things I’ve won:

2021 Gold ADDY Award – Logo Design
American Advertising Federation

2020 Silver ADDY Award – Brand Identity Campaign
American Advertising Federation

2019 Gold Hermes Creative Award – Logo Design
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2018 Gold MarCom Award – Logo Design
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2018 Platinum Hermes Creative Award -PR/Communications Campaign
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2017 Platinum MarCom Award – Written Series
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2017 40 Under Forty
The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA

2016 Gold Hermes Creative Award – Portrait Series
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2016 Silver ADDY Award – Logo Design
American Advertising Federation

2015 Gold Hermes Creative Award – Annual Report Design
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2015 Silver ADDY Award – Annual Report Design
American Advertising Federation

2014 Rising Star Alumni Award
Virginia Highlands Community College

2014 Silver ADDY Award – Website Design
American Advertising Federation

2013 Gold MarCom Award – Rebrand/Refresh
Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals

2013 Gold ADDY Award – Poster Design
American Advertising Federation

2010 Best in Show – Photography
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Photography Contest


Read about me, myself, and I.

I’m Briana. I help service-oriented leaders create amazing brands using strategy based on their ideal clients. In a nutshell, I assist businesses with merging who they are with what their ideal clients need by offering things like brand assessments, strategy, design, and consulting.

I was born and raised in Bristol, TN/VA in the Tri-Cities at the center of the Appalachian Highlands, and I still live here with my husband Stephen. I’ve been in the marketing industry since 2008, starting my career designing Homes magazine ads for a real estate company, which I continued doing, along with freelancing photography and logo design during college. I continued freelancing while I spent a short period of time at a marketing agency and then became a marketing manager for regional nonprofits for six and a half years. I went full-time with my branding business in 2018.

In many ways, I am an old soul. I can’t help but have a desire to understand people of all demographics, generations, and personality types. I use that desire to your advantage: to determine how you can better serve your dream customers. It’s an emotionally-driven approach to branding that involves stepping into someone else’s shoes. After all, the emotion a brand creates for a customer is what keeps them coming back, and who better to take an emotionally-driven approach than me, one of the most emotional friends you will probably ever have!

Read more about me and my background.