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Imagine if Memphis was a medieval village with a big wall around it.


What's the best way to reach and affect people inside the village?

Should you carve your messages on stones and throw them over the wall?

Or maybe yell really loud through a big megaphone?

NO. The best way into the village, is to get walked in...by a villager.

It takes villagers to reach other villagers.

We’re villagers.

Howard and Beverly Robertson had no idea that a sunset walk on a Florida beach in 1988 would spawn the concept for a company and an exciting journey approaching 30 years.


trustlogo-gray Marketing is a marketing/public relations consulting consortium with a wealth of experience and exposures to corporate, governmental, quasi-governmental, institutional and non-profit entities.  Along the way, we’ve also worked with some of the most respected and recognized brands in the world.

trustlogo-gray is a small, boutique marketing firm.  But the quantity of people has never had anything whatsoever to do with the quality of people.  You deserve no less than the absolute best talent that trustlogo-gray can provide.  That talent is personified in trustlogo-gray founders and principals Howard and Beverly Robertson, the passionate, proven and ever-present marketing practitioners that touch every piece of business the firm accepts.

trustlogo-gray’s office is located in Memphis, Tennessee which is ground zero for understanding the cultural heritage, historic significance and sensibilities of predominantly African American cities.  Effective marketing to diverse audiences in urban environments is a sweet spot for trustlogo-gray.


Basic public relations can be achieved with most any firm. Services provided by trustlogo-gray Marketing over the past quarter century forward, have been anything but basic. We’re never satisfied with the status quo. trustlogo-gray continues to be an innovative and passionate provider of marketing and public relations services.

Messaging, Writing & Creative Development • Public Participation & Engagement • Media & Community Relations • Public Awareness Campaigns • Grassroots Advocacy & Engagement • Addressing Urban Challenges & Issues • Crisis Communications & Execution • Tactical Marketing Execution


Howard Robertson

Howard Robertson

CEO/ Principal

With the vision of establishing a marketing firm that offered the people the practical experience and the passion necessary to drive successful public/media relations and communications, Howard founded TRUST Marketing & Communications, Inc. in 1991.

Originally: Born in Memphis, TN  (646 Boston St. #2)

Formally: Graduated from Catholic HS for Boys, The Lincoln University (PA)

Formerly: Publicist for Stax Records, Broadcast Consultant at Data Comm. Corp., Sales Manager for WLOK Radio, Local/Regional Sales Manager for WPTY-TV (FOX)

Currently: Principal and President of TrusT Marketing & Communications, Inc.

Family: Wife (Beverly), children (Adrienne, Trey and Ryan), granddaughter (Addyson) and dog (Yuki)

Leisurely: Golf, travel, scuba diving and playing music

Beverly Robertson

Beverly Robertson


Beverly’s dual roles began as a founding principal of TrusT Marketing, then taking a “brief” 18- year hiatus as president of the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) at the site of the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

Originally: Born in Memphis, TN (385 Boston St.)

Formally: Graduated from Melrose HS, University of Memphis and Wharton School of Business executive program

Formerly: Elementary school teacher, part-time reservations agent at Holiday Inns call center ultimately becoming Director of Communications for Holiday Inns Worldwide (19 yrs.) and President of the National Civil Rights Museum (18 yrs.)

Currently: VP and Principal of TrusT Marketing & Communications Inc.

Family: Husband (Howard), children (coincidentally the same as Howard’s), granddaughter (Addyson) and same dog (Yuki)

Leisurely: Reading, walking, travel and singing in the church choir


A cadre of consultants, designers, production and marketing professionals

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway

Creative Strategist and Writer

A Memphis original, creative strategist and writer with more experience, successes and awards for creativity than any Writer or Creative Director in this part of the world.

Alexandra Matlock

Alexandra Matlock

Hispanic/Multicultural Marketing and PR

A native of Medellin, Colombia and Founder/President of Memphis-based ContigoCreative specializing in Hispanic/Multicultural marketing and public relations.

Larry Robinson

President & CEO of Kudzukian

Larry Robinson, President & CEO of Kudzukian, a digital media content creator/provider. Larry has global marketing experience with two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Fabian Matthews

Managing Partner of Spotlight Productions

Fabian Matthews is Managing Partner of Spotlight Productions, a video and television production studio. His impressive resume includes: three (3) Emmy Awards and eight (8) Telly Awards.



Being born and bred Memphians, the Robertsons are foremost marketing practitioners with long tenures working on some of Memphis’ largest, most prominent and important endeavors.  In over 25 years in business trustlogo-gray Marketing is privileged to have had a wide and diverse array of client experiences including work with some of the most successful, well recognized brands in the world.


Trust Marketing


Our office is located at:
44 N. Second St., Suite 800, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 521-1300 p
(901) 521-0901 f