Meet The Urbaanite: Vannesia Darby

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Vannesia Darby is an experienced marketing consultant who has launched campaigns for Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, the YMCA and more. A dynamic public speaker and writer, her works have been featured in  Teen Vogue, Thought Catalog, and The Drake Management Review.

In 2016, Darby founded MOXIE Nashville, a social media agency that provides creative services to clients in the entertainment industry. She is currently a Social Media Manager for Shondaland.

Most recently awarded the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Nashville Chapter of the American Marketing Association, Darby holds a masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University and is a former Tennessee State University professor.

Vannesia Darby

Company: MOXIE Nashville

Hometown: Bay Area, CA

Title: CEO & Lead Consultant

How many years have you been in Nashville? 9 years

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville?   I’m creating opportunities for creatives to gain access to the same services and knowledge in LA’s entertainment industry right here in Music City.

What inspires you? Seeing others reach their full potential

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour? Brunch!

Describe Nashville in 3 words ? Creative, Collaborative, Cultured

Favorite Nashville musician, singer or artist? Too many to name!

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now? It’s a tie between Riddim n Spice and EG&MC.

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