We’re an Ecosystem of Services

Our Story

Seven Sages Global is an Atlanta-based Marketing and Communications firm, led by Public Relations and Marketing veteran Araba Dowell-Toms. We are an ecosystem of seven unique, specialized services. The throughline connecting each?: Creative engagement through story.

Why Story Matters?

We feel that people are inherently drawn to stories.  Stories help make sense of what’s going on around us. They organize information in interesting ways and can make complex ideas understandable. Stories engage and entertain us. At Seven Sages, we approach all of our services from a story-telling perspective. Whether we are working on selling a property, writing content, coaching a client or developing concepts and ideas—we look for the story to find…we look for the story to tell. 

Variety is Our Superpower!

When you choose Seven Sages, you partner with a company that has deep industry experience. We value building relationships with our clients and community, curating great ideas and working on amazing content. You might think of us as your one-stop-shop for services that include:

  1. Realty;
  2. Care/Community Engagement;
  3. Consulting;
  4. Coaching;
  5. Entertainment Services;
  6. Media Relations; and
  7. Helping businesses grow

Get to Know

Araba Dowell-Toms

Araba Dowell-Toms is a veteran Public Relations and Marketing Strategist with an instinct for the marketplace. She is the Owner and CEO of Seven Sages Global and a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. Araba has successfully helped multinationals, nonprofits, government entities, agencies and small businesses position themselves more competitively in areas that include:

► Advancing Missions & Driving Business Results. Creating dynamic and impactul communications programming.

► Creative Storytelling and Securing Key Media Coverage. Nurturing key media, influencer and social media relationships.

► Leading High-Performing Teams. Motivating and directing team members to achieve optimal results and professional growth.

Araba’s specialities include:

  • Public Relations
  • External Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Policy Communications, Grassroots Outreach
  • Guerilla PR
  • Social Media
  • Influencer Engagement
  • Editorial Services
  • Copy Editing and Writing
  • Branding
  • Web Content
  • Analyst Relations
  • Event Management, Marketing Communications
  • Community Relations, Multicultural Communications
  • Diversity and Inclusion, Public Affairs
  • Publicity
  • Research
  • Corporate Communications
  • Executive Communications, Speakers Bureau
  • Strategic Planning
  • Media Training, Message Development
  • Communications Planning
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cause Marketing, Community Relations
  • Crisis Communications/Issues Management
  • Change Management Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Employee Engagement
  • Team Management and more!

Araba’s professional history include:

The Southern Poverty Law Center, Director of Communications-Earned Media (2022 – Present)

Seven Sages Global, Principal Consultant (2001 – Present) Cox Automotive, Media Solutions Group, Communications and Coordination Leader

(2016 – 2017) Decide DeKalb Development Authority, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

(2015-16) General Motors, Group Manager, Southeast Region Communications, Atlanta

(2006-2013) Ketchum Communications, Managing Account Supervisor, Atlanta

(2005) Premiere Global Services, Manager of Communications, Atlanta

(2004-05) March of Dimes, Director of Marketing Communications, Atlanta (2003) Abovo Marketing Group, Senior PR Manager, Atlanta

(1999-2001) Bank of America, Corporate Communications Officer, Atlanta

Return to Our Story

Our Core Values




Our Clients and Partners

Our History


The Story Begins

Seven Sages Marketing & Communications Group, LLC. founded in 2001 by Public Relations and Marketing veteran Araba O. Dowell. The name was inspired by the futurists whose transcendent vision and wisdom sparked industry and innovation as illustrated in Plato’s “Republic.”

Landing Our First International Client

Seven Sages Lands First International Client. In 2005, Premiere Global Services (now “PGi”) selects Seven Sages Marketing & Communications Group, LLC. for its global marketing re-launch.

Landing Our Medical Client

Seven Sages lands Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta’s largest Private Hospital. Atlanta Medical Center hires Seven Sages Marketing & Communications for reputation management, community engagement, executive communications and employee relations.

Landing Our First Real Estate Client

Seven Sages Lands Fleur de Lis, a leading Mid-Atlantic Commercial Real Estate Boutique Firm. Fleur de Lis hires Seven Sages Global for marketing and communications.

Continued Growth

Seven Sages Lands Project Cost Solutions. Projects Cost Solutions hires Seven Sages Global for brand awareness and media relations.

Seven Sages Realty

Seven Sages’ Principal Owner and CEO, Araba O. Dowell, joins Keller Williams Realty Consultants in Roswell, GA, expanding Seven Sages’ services to include commercial and residential real estate sales, in addition to marketing and investing.

Our Recognitions

  • IABC Award, 2000
  • PR Digital News Award, 2011
  • PR Week Recognition, 2009
  • PRSA PRism Award, 2011
  • South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award, 2010

Our Affiliations

Civic Affiliations
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Safe Kids Georgia
Media Affiliations
  • Atlanta Press Club (APC)
  • Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA)
Professional Affiliations
  • Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • Emory Alumni Association
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Leadership DeKalb
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • South Fulton Chamber of Commerce