We are buoyant.   

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Buoyant is an award-winning, full-service multi-cultural marketing & communications firm based in Washington, DC, that amplifies the stories of mission-focused companies, nonprofit organizations and cultural influencers that are building more vibrant, equitable and liberatory communities, so that all people can thrive.

Since our founding in 2014, Buoyant has been and is a 100% Black-owned

S-Corporation, with over 85% of its team members being people of color. 


  • Strategic Branding

  • Live Event Production

  • Virtual Event Production

  • Hybrid Event Production

  • Experiential Marketing

  • Video Production

  • Web Design & Platform Development

  • Campaign Development

  • Digital Acquisition / Lead Generation

  • Data Analysis & Insight Generation


 Buoyant is a state of mind  that we seek within ourselves when we do our work. It is borne from joy and resilience. It is a gift from our ancestors that cannot be taken away.





the partners.

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ERIC LILEY  |  Managing Partner

Eric is a seasoned MARCOMM executive with over 25 years of experience in the Entertainment/Media industries including work in both the for profit and non–profit arenas. His broad breath of expertise includes, TV programming, music licensing, multi-cultural marketing, branding, business development, event production, talent relations, business affairs, youth advocacy, social impact, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).

Throughout his distinguished career, Eric has held a variety of management positions in marketing at Fortune 500 media/broadcast companies as well as leading non-profit category leaders. His experience includes roles at Gannett/USA Today, Showtime Networks Inc, BMI Music and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 1995, he served as the President of the NY Chapter of The National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC) the organizations largest chapter at the time.


ERIC RIGAUD | Managing Partner

Eric Rigaud is an award-winning cultural producer and entrepreneur working at the intersection of live and digital storytelling, virtual/hybrid event innovation, brand advocacy, equitable community building, and entertainment. Eric's work harnesses multicultural voices in innovative ways, in order to inspire and engage stakeholder audiences, while utilizing cutting-edge analytics technology to measure story/campaign/platform impact.

Eric began his career 21 years ago in brand management at Procter & Gamble, subsequently pivoting to amplify organizations, brands, and cultural influencers that are leading cultural change.

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80 M St. SE, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 215-7556