I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Tyranny Allen the founder and CEO of “The Marketing Kings.” The Marketing Kings is a creative agency that specializes in branding, design, and social media marketing. We believe in the power of design; we believe in the power …
Tyranny is a 46-year-old San Francisco native and former member of the legendary group “Digital Underground.” Tyranny believes that “Branding is Everything!” Upon my meeting him. He asked to take a look at my blog. He then began to provide valuable feedback on ways to better market my website. I was instantly soaking in all the gems he was sharing with me. Tyranny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach.
Tyranny has an array of A- list talent that his company provides marketing and branding support. This includes Oaklandish, Oakland’s own Beast mode NFL player Marshawn Lynch, soul singer Mara Rhuby, and acclaimed actor Shemar Moore. Marketing Kings also includes MK Models and Brothers Cooking which include Chef Tyranny and Chef Terry and it is all are under the umbrella of Marketing Kings.
Tyranny began to discuss his love of cooking. He gave me a sample of his seasoning “Brothers Cookin Spices.” The seasoning is amazing. I used the seasoning on meat that I grilled for my family and let me tell you there was not a piece of meat left. The seasoning was very flavorful.
Tyranny believes in being a serial entrepreneur and supporting black owned businesses.
Tyranny has a new show coming out titled “The Hella Good Show” where he will host the cooking show which will showcase the food and culture around the Bay Area.
During my conversation I asked Tyranny what is the key to smart branding. He stated that your attitude determines your direction. Being consistent and working hard is key to marketing and branding. We discussed how many young models on Instagram are turning into legitimate brands such as Blac Chyna, and LHHNY star Cardi B. Tyranny stated that they have done a great job of branding and marketing themselves. The benefits of branding yourself is you can host parties, become a brand ambassador and with the right team on-board you can parlay your brand into many business opportunities. The biggest mistake people make is not being consistent with their brand.
Tyranny is also the owner of Lucky’s Barbershop. He has three locations based in Oakland, CA. Look out for the release of his upcoming new book, “#Branding God: A Serial Entrepreneur You can keep up with the Marketing King @ http://www.mktgkings.com/
Ms. Culture Keeper-