The Do-WAP Agency is a full-service Digital Media, Marketing, and Consulting firm, founded by W. Anthony Patton, MBA, in New Orleans, LA, December 1999, and now launched in Houston, TX. All of our work is touched with urgency, advocacy, sustainability and optimism. In 13 years, we’d become one of the most sought after public outreach and Multi-Media, Marketing, Events and Project Management firms in the region. At Do-WAP Agency, L.L.C., we believe in balance: Work Hard, Play Hard! The reason for our success is simple; we attract staff and clients who share our vision of doing what works, making a difference, ensuring a fair profit and having fun. We are passionate about helping clients assess their brand and outreach initiatives and building action plans that will enable them to achieve success short-term and long-term success. Do-WAP was formed as an entrepreneurial, business-focused communications firm, cofounding and incubating various successful businesses within its offices, and continuing to evolve while remaining true to our core principles. Even more, the firm offers project management & branding, studying problems and designing solutions that help its clients commit to business opportunities. WAP has been responsible for creating OVER 200 Public, Private, and Non-Profit Marketing/Outreach Campaigns since 1999.
Do-WAP is a mission driven company squarely focused on positioning our clients as thought leaders, understanding that an effective, accountable strategy is a product of mutual respect and structured collaboration with our clients. Together with our clients, communications strategies are developed with the clear objective of achieving a market and business opportunity.
The evolution of Do-WAP, LLC has been quite a journey. Our humble beginnings date back to December of 1999 when our company was originally established as “Enternet2000”, a website used to disseminate information. In 2001, Enternet2000 converted to EBONetworks, a firm providing consumers a cultural, economic, and social information hub at which the creative synergy of a robust and ever evolving community of African-American professionals culminates. The name EBONetworks (EN) combines the words “ebony” and “networking” into a hybrid term intended to constantly remind all who hear it of the commitment to network, enlighten, and entertain the African-American professional community through a myriad of multi-media marketing mediums.
In 2008, we expanded our company’s mission and identity, thus creating W. Anthony Patton Agency, known as Do-WAP, LLC. Do-WAP has quickly become a premier full-service firm, providing our clients with multi-media services using our “O.N.E” methodology (Offline ONline Events); our go-to-market strategy and platform for delivering Digital Media, Marketing, and Consulting services to our clients. Today, EBONetworks and Do-WAP co-exist, supporting each other’s mission to remain one of the largest and fastest growing multi-media, marketing, and event firms in the region.
WAP was responsible for creating and producing the Small Business & Diversity Expo. Since 2005, the city of New Orleans has been described in two eras: “before the storm,” and “after the storm.” One of the greatest triumphs of New Orleans, before the storm, was that the small business community thrived; but after the storm, it was the small business community that was hurt the most. It was from this observation that the “Small Business & Diversity Business Expo” was created… | The primary purpose of the Minority Report was to expose the available capacity here in the region, and to encourage the mayor and city council to have the information or business connectivity needed to uphold the ordinance and its’ goals. The other goal for the Minority Report was to allow businesses and organizations participating in the report to commit their business to being listed in the 3rd annual edition. The Report was a resource guide for businesses owned and operated by diverse members of the community who will benefit by being centrally located in a publication accessible to the local, state, and federal government, privately-owned businesses, political leaders, and especially residents of the local community.
The firm’s event clients have included Live Nation (Local), AEG Entertainment (Regional), Code Black for Kevin Hart (National), Comedy Central (Regional), Audubon Zoo, Jazz Festival, Essence Festival, Harrah’s Casino, New Orleans Pelicans (Hornets), Memphis Grizzlies, Urban Hangover (Las Vegas), Sesame Street (Feld), Disney on Ice (Feld), Monster Trucks, WWE, and hundreds more. We have produced and/or marketed Special Events for Celebrities such as Prince, Wiz Khalifah, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Cosby, Bishop Morton, 2Chainz, Mystikal, Bishop Lester Love, Ledisi, New Edition, Martin Lawrence, Noel Jones, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Doug E Fresh, Monica, Avant, and hundreds more. Finally, we have worked with wonderful non-profit organizations for their event/fundraising needs such as Brad Pitt’s “Make it Right” Foundation, National Urban League Gala, Tuskegee Presidential Inauguration, Dillard & Xavier University’s Annual Bleu Devil Classic, NOCCJ Weiss Awards Gala, and Public entities namely Louisiana Office of Tourism, Louisiana Road Home Program, LRA, and hundreds more.