Marcus Dwight Gilmore, the CEO and Founder of TheCultureSupplier.com is a young mogul and marketing powerhouse on the rise. Known for his industry disruptive social media strategies and brand professionalism, Gilmore conceptualized and built this information superhub from the ground up and is now the acting Founding Editor for the site.
This Dallas native has also swept the city by storm the past 9 years through leading the marketing campaigns for hundreds of events, with one of his very own annual events, “The Millennial Chef Showcase”, being at the top of the list. The Millennial Chef showcase is a groundbreaking platform that allows the best young chefs in the region to gain recognition. Marcus is also known for the initiative he takes in the community, such as coordinating the 2016 Cancer Blackout Dallas Event, a charity soirée donating proceeds to cancer research. In 2017, he launched his own National Holiday – #NationalGoalWritingDay
This holiday occurs on December 27th, and during this day, participants all over the nation take the initiative to plan and publish their goals for the next year. National Goal Writing Day created a hub for accountability and support for young leaders across the nation.
For the past 3 years, Gilmore has held the position as the Marketing and Social Media Manager for the prestigious and nationally known Tom Joyner Foundation. Within this time, he has led campaigns grossing over 2 million dollars. In his early years, Gilmore also worked with award winning actors at NBC 5 Dallas to increase morning show viability by 25%.
Some of Gilmore’s biggest industry influences are Sean “Diddy” Combs, one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful executives, as well as the internationally known entrepreneur, investor, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. His most powerfful mentor has been his father, a man responsible for teaching him the power of both patience and persistence. Marcus is a family oriented man with a passion for spending time with his parents, sister and extended family. Traveling, playing basketball, reading and attending networking engagements are a few of Gilmore’s favorite hobbies. He graduated from the prestigious University of North Texas holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio Television and Film. Gilmore is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.
Quote from Marcus:
“I have learned that you can be bold and be yourself. Boldness for me has come from not walking the scripted path. My approach happens to be deeply rooted in my sense of logic. I use my observations of the world to determine what factors are better suited to capture my boldness and then I take the fork out of the road to pick a direction. Sometimes I am lead to gold and other times it’s strongly suggested that I try again.”
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