D2 Branding ignites brands, corporations, start ups and personalities to achieve the best brand positioning in the market to increase their profits. This includes strategic marketing plans incorporating public relations, media coaching, media buying, website design, graphic design, social media, search engine optimization, video production and content creation pushed across multiple platforms.
D2 Branding was founded by Deedra Determan. Determan has 20+ years of marketing experience starting on the agency side at Ackerman McQueen Advertising Agency to 10 years in the television industry launching news at KOKI Fox 23 making it one of the top Fox affiliates in the country. Determan later consulted Clear Channel Television’s stations across the country on marketing, promotions, advertising, social media and website integration.
Determan went on to launch niche websites for moms including 918moms.com, 405moms.com and MoneySavingQueen.com with over 100,000 moms visiting the websites each month. After one year from launching, Determan sold the websites to Griffin Communications.
Determan then followed her true passion launching D2 Branding, an innovative marketing firm igniting brands to be the market leader in their industry through marketing, public relations, social media, advertising, strategic partnerships, sales, website creation, search engine optimization, content creation, video production, graphic design and more!
Determan’s wide range of experience from the agency side to the media industry to being an entrepreneur enables her to bring the best ideas and business practices to her clients to ignite their brand and increase their profit!
Makayla Owings, Marketing Executive/Social Media Specialist
Makayla is the Marketing Executive/Social Media Specialist for D2 Branding and has had the opportunity to work with clients who have been seen on Entrepreneur.com, Business Insider, Forbes, Success Magazine, PandoDaily, and much more! A graduate of Tulsa Community College, Makayla has been chasing her dreams in the Marketing field ever since she graduated. She is truly a professional when it comes to organization and keeping projects moving forward.
Makayla specializes in social media marketing, event coordinating and branding for companies and start-ups. Her straight forward attitude and candor allow her to keeps things in the D2 office organized and making sure that everyone has what they need at all times
Millie Weston, Marketing/Social Media Specialist
Tyler Huffman, Video Production
When he’s not wrestling bears or mocking mountains for being too small, Tyler Huffman captures souls with well-composed and beautiful imagery. Trained in the Defense Against the Dark Arts in San Francisco, CA, he uses his skills to make great work and not just talk about it. Tyler has an award winning beard and hopes one day his work will gain similar recognition.
Tyler has worked with the D2 team for five years. His skills range from pre-production visualization and concepts, production of concept, and editing the final product using music, graphics and a little bit of magic. Tyler knows how to tell each client story in an engaging and creative way. You can find more on his website thetylerhuffman.com
Aspen, Web Design/Social Media Content/Graphic Design
Aspen loves to help small businesses put their best foot forward by creating logos, print materials, graphics, websites and online marketing strategies to make them stand out with stunning, professional branding. She works with clients from Oklahoma and all over the U.S. After graduating with a BFA in Visual Communications from Oklahoma University she went on to work at the Hobby Lobby Art Department before starting a graphics and web design business of her own with a group of designers in 2006.
With 12 years of experience in the industry, Aspen specializes in creating brand identities that really stand out in a crowd. She is able to focus on the details of each project, organize and implement an amazing design so you can focus on running your business.
Aspen enjoys spending time with her 10 year old daughter, traveling, skiing, and visiting her family in Oregon and Georgia. You might not know she was born in Idaho and lived in California, Alaska and Oregon before moving to Oklahoma where her parents are from Muskogee and Shawnee.
Dante Schmitz, Creative Director
Roles – Director, Producer, Videographer, Writer, Editor
Initially, Dante began producing videos strictly out of a passion for film and a desire to find new ways to be creative, but this new found medium quickly turned into a creative business. Dante worked as a professional musician for over ten years. After writing, recording, touring, and releasing several albums, it was refreshing for him to find a new place to pour his creative heart into. For Dante, there is nothing better than to see the look of pride and excitement on a client’s face when they get to see their company or organization represented in a high quality production. Dante studied public relations at the University of Oklahoma and his videos have won several international video competitions.
Nick Whitaker, Creative Director
Roles – Videographer, Producer, Editor, Photographer, Graphic Designer
Nick started his creative endeavors as a singer-songwriter, producer, and audio engineer. As an artist, he was constantly discovering new areas in media to be creative. Nick now has ten years of experience in the media arts, from concept to production, across a variety of platforms. This includes significant experience in video production, still photography, graphic design, and web design. He’s produced hundreds of video and print assets for regional and national publications. As former Marketing Lead for a large local e-commerce company and as a former freelancer, Nick has strategically used his skillset to help businesses develop their brands to compete at the next level.