Founder / President
Based in Atlanta, Mike Whittley has spent over 15 years working in sales and marketing in the film, television and telecommunications industry. Currently, he is the CEO of Stick II The Script, an entertainment marketing and management firm and serves as a professional marketing and branding consultant with Liquid Soul Media. He specializes in marketing & strategic planning, product development, project management, business development, business negotiations, team building & training, event planning, and social media management.
As a business professional, Mike has a deep understanding of the dynamic and thought-provoking environment he works in with mega brands, as well as the knowledge and savvy of a seasoned marketing professional. Prior to starting Stick II The Script, Mike has worked with Time Warner Cable, Milwaukee Urban Entertainment Alliance, Verizon Wireless, Rockport, Disney, Walmart, and more.
Mike has a keen interest in using the power of strategy and creative thinking to drive commercial success. He is passionate about building strong, lasting relationships that collectively deliver fresh, ambitious and engaging creative work. He has a proven track record of identifying both consumer and market trends within critical and emerging markets.
He currently serves on the Board Member for Get Connected Atlanta, Q Parker Legacy Foundation and Giving Hearts With Love Foundation.
Additional Specialties: Branding, Marketing, Networking, Management, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Film Marketing, Television Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Promotions, Grassroots, Branding, Account Management, Creative Services, Influencer/Tastemaker Programs, Media Planning & Placement, Event Planning & Production, Web Marketing, Social Media Strategies, Product Integration & Placement, and Partnership Negotiations.
Dora Din, MPH
Co-Founder / Co-President
Thought provoking, results-driven, cutting edge business-minded executive are a few words to describe Dora Din Whittley, a 10-year Atlanta native with Cameroonian origins. Dora completed her undergraduate studies in Exercise & Sports Science with a minor in Biology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Raised by a mother who is a world-renowned cardiologist and a father who is an architect, math and science were the foundation of her childhood. Fluent in French, English, and moderately in Spanish, Dora utilizes her cultural foundation to diversify her talents and skills.
Dora began her professional career as an Entertainment Business Banker with one of Metro Atlanta’s top community banks where she managed a multi-million portfolio and received multiple accolades. In 2007, Dora lodged Trois Degrés Management & Media (TDMM), a global talent and business management firm, media and consulting firm with remote offices in Paris and Yaounde. TDMM has represented and worked with many novice and seasoned talents internationally in the entertainment and sports industry including Seasoned Actor, Carl Payne of the Hit TV Series, ‘Martin’, America’s Next Top Model, Dominique Reighard, LHHATL Karlie Redd, Q Parker, 112, NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor and his son, Lawrence Taylor Jr., Congolese mega star Innoss’B, FUBU-TV, FELA! The Broadway Musical and more. TDMM rebranded today as ‘The Whittley Agency’ has worked on high level campaigns with numerous clients spanning business and brand development, crisis management, brand messaging initiatives, event production, sponsorship acquisition, digital & media relations and product placement.
While serving on the board for the Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF), Dora was instrumental in creating a phenomenal community program PVIFF 50 Stars which curated programming and mentoring for young children in low-income housing in Southwest Atlanta. The program focused on using the arts and technology combined with one-on-one tutoring as a vehicle to increase school grades, attendance, and graduation rate in low income housing development. Dora was also instrumental in creating partnerships with large entertainment firms to include PES Payroll, Entertainment Partners and more for the film festival.
Dora is excited about expanding her knowledge in the film and television business as she assisted in the production of the TV Series “Landlords” currently in secondary stages with several major networks. In her current role as a partner to Trace USA, an international urban media company set to launch a new streaming service and TV network that delivers subscribers urban music and entertainment content from the U.S. and around the globe, TracePlay and Trace Prime TV will resonate well with millions of US-based diasporas with a love for Afro Urban culture. Dora has remained an active Board Member for Central Atlanta Progress, Giving Hearts with Love Foundation and the Get Connected Atlanta Foundation for over 3 years.
Chief Talent Executive / Partner
A transplant from Los Angeles now calling Atlanta home, Matt Ables has been deemed as a creative bulldog and seasoned executive by his clients and peers alike. Matt has covered the entire spectrum of entertainment honing his craft from the bottom starting as a production assistant and executing projects as an on air personality, radio promotions director, record company exec, and artist manager.
After owning his own agency Matt has joined forces with the Whittley Agency. When asked why this agency Matt replied “when I was approached by Dora Din Whittley I was humbled by the fact that she would even consider me as a potential partner. However, after meeting Mike Whittley and their stellar staff it was a natural fit.” In this role, Matt sees himself as the cog that moves the needle and his abilities allow him to see all sides of the spectrum for a diverse mix of clients.