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Conyers resident markets the stars

Conyers resident Deb Wallace has worked with Donny Osmond over the last seven years, both managing his website and helping to launch his new line of housewares and furniture, Donny Osmond Home. (Special Photo)

Conyers resident Deb Wallace has worked with Donny Osmond over the last seven years, both managing his website and helping to launch his new line of housewares and furniture, Donny Osmond Home. (Special Photo)

Deb Wallace has brushed elbows with a lot of celebrities over the years but the one that she appreciates the most is a 1970s teen heartthrob who continues to pack performance venues even today — singer Donny Osmond.

“He’s my favorite by far,” said Wallace.

Wallace works with Osmond as a senior vice president of sales and marketing with Clique Here, a company specializing in entertainment properties and branding. For seven years, the company has promoted Osmond by helping to manage his website and market fan merchandise.

Most recently, Clique Here, based in Decatur and Oakland, Calif., is now making strides to promote Donny Osmond Home, a line of furnishings, lighting, rugs, home décor, and accessories, including peel and stick textured tiles, influenced in design by Donny Osmond and his wife Debbie Osmond.

The idea behind the line is to make home and family a priority in people’s lives, said Wallace.

“It’s about bringing people back to home relationships instead of technology (based) relationships,” said Wallace.

“Donny has been an American icon for 50 years and his unique heart for home and family has been effectively translated into a home brand.”

Other performers Wallace and her company have promoted over the years include country music stars Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, singer and actor Jesse McCartney, pop icon Janet Jackson, rapper Snoop Dogg and entertainer Paula Abdul.

In addition to entertainment-based clients, Clique Here also promotes franchises such as United Fight Club and NASCAR.

“I like that it’s very very fastpaced and energetic and for the most part we have the brand equity of our clients to build from our success,” said Wallace of her job.

“We walk arms with successful people who make the reach and influence and potentential for success easier than it would be in today’s economy and financial state, and it’s fun. Most people will agree that moving through your days with a variety of ideas and clients and points of views adds interest to the job.”

A 16-year resident of Rockdale County, Deb Wallace and her husband Bill Wallace have five grown children, all of whom attended Rockdale County Public Schools, and nine grandchildren.

Wallace travels all over the U.S. to meet with clients but said that coming back home to Conyers is always a welcome destination. Not only is her family here, but also members of her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reside in the area.