We're Passionate About Your Success

The Blake Agency LLC, formerly known as NUBIA Marketing, is a full service agency specializing in strategic planning, public relations, branding and social media marketing. We develop results-driven, integrated campaigns for start-ups, small businesses and brands.

Our holistic approach, fresh perspective and more than 15 years of experience have been a proven formula for success. Not only are we passionate about helping our clients reach their goals, but we work diligently to find the right solutions.

Meet Our Team


Nicole Blake-Baxter

Managing Partner & Founder

Nicole has an extensive background in B2B and consumer public relations. She oversees each account with a unique mix of traditional PR experience and digital marketing expertise.

Over the years, she has developed many successful campaigns for nonprofit, tech and lifestyle brands and generated top tiered media placements with Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Nightline NBC, NPR, Food & Wine, Momtrends.com, Essence, Rolling Out, NBCNews.com and more.

Prior to launching The Blake Agency, formerly known as NUBIA Marketing, Nicole spearheaded strategic planning and digital marketing initiatives as a senior account executive at Cramer Krasselt Public Relations. She managed national campaigns for the firm’s top nonprofit and retail clients and led the research process for new client acquisition.

Before joining Cramer Krasselt Public Relations, Nicole managed media relations at Stanton Communications Inc. and began her career in entertainment publicity at Island Def Jam Music Group.

In 2017, Nicole was named PR Professional of the Year by ACHI Magazine and has been a featured speaker at conferences, workshops and colleges.

Nicole holds a BA in Communications with a specialization in advertising and public relations. She graduated cum laude from The City College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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Damali S. Hill

Managing Partner

Damali S. Hill began her career as a television producer and spent over 10 years producing in local news before transitioning to a career in public relations.

She has managed content marketing and media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, The Home Depot and Coca-Cola. Her work has resulted in many successful satellite media tours, video content, press events and trade shows. 

As a public relations consultant, Damali has developed marketing communications strategies for authors, public speakers, small business owners and several nonprofit organizations in both Houston and Atlanta. She also collaborates with other public relations firms on projects when they need a senior strategist. 

Damali graduated from Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and currently resides in Houston, Texas.