Central Bank Engages The Marketing Machine as Principal Marketing Agency for DCash


ECCB Engages The Marketing Machine as Principal Marketing Agency for DCash

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis– The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is excited to announce that it has engaged The Marketing Machine, a full-service marketing consultancy firm, as the principal marketing agency for DCash, the digital version of the Eastern Caribbean (EC) Dollar.

The Marketing Machine which is Antigua and Barbuda-based was selected through a competitive tendering process that began in April 2022 and saw participation from several internationally recognised marketing firms from around the Caribbean and North America.

Speaking on the award, Karina A. Johnson, Project Manager of the DCash pilot project noted, “Just as important as the security and robustness of the DCash technology is the ability to effectively engage with the ECCU public about how DCash can impact the lives and performance of the people and businesses of the region. With The Marketing Machine, we believe we have found an able partner to drive this message with creativity and clarity.”

The Marketing Machine will devise and implement strategies to increase visibility of the DCash brand and drive the aggressive expansion of the DCash user network across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).

Its marketing activities, campaigns and strategies for DCash will focus on increasing public awareness, education and usage to expand the DCash ecosystem.

This marketing engagement follows the ECCB’s historic launch in March 2021 of the DCash pilot. DCash is a pioneering digital currency that brings modern-day convenience to consumers and businesses across the ECCU.

It has the potential to significantly enhance small business operations in the region and create opportunities for everyone to participate in the digital economy.

The DCash app gives users a safer, faster, and cheaper option of paying for goods and services or for sending funds to friends, family, or anyone with a DCash wallet.

DCash is an amazing innovation for the people of our region, and we at The Marketing Machine are extremely proud to have won the bid for this important project.” CEO of the Marketing Machine, Chalita Rose said.

Mr. Rose added: “With our hands-on acquisition approach, our engagement with the ECCB will impact the growth of DCash. The Marketing Machine team will leverage its unique talents, network and proven creative initiatives in bringing the desired results to the ECCB’s efforts in putting the convenience, speed and safety of DCash in the hands of the people of the region.”

DCash is now being piloted in all eight ECCU countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. More information on DCash is available on its website www.dcashec.com.

DCash is the digital version of the Eastern Caribbean currency. It is minted and issued solely by the ECCB and distributed by licensed banks and non-bank financial institutions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. The ECCB launched the DCash pilot on 31 March 2021. The Central Banking FinTech and RegTech Global Awards recognised DCash in 2021 with its CBDC Infrastructure Award.

The Marketing Machine is an Antigua and Barbuda-based internationally recognised agency with a suite of expert and professional services that distinguishes it as an industry leader in the execution of communication strategies and marketing of full-service events.

The company’s track record is solidly built on 16 years of experience and an outstanding reputation for providing unique, innovative, and trailblazing services to various companies across the Caribbean region and globally.  More information on Marketing Machine can be found at www.mmantigua.com




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  1. wow congratulations to you Mr Rose and team. This is a big moment for Antigua Barbuda, a group of amazing young people doing it big.

  2. Central Bank Digital Currency is cryptocurrency evil cousin where governments have direct control over your spending habits.

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      Which “Jumbie Crab” or “Shahligoh” shell did this “Nattering Nabob of Negativity” just crawl out from! Most People of African Descent living on the Caribbean and Lucayan Archipelagos who use either Digicel or Flow Credit Cell Phones have been engaged in a variant of that Financial and Banking Transaction for decades as is the more recent Rideshare or Online Commercial Transactions which have risen to the top of the Logistics Value Chain!

      This is as Joe Biden remarked to Barack Obama “This is a Big EFFing Deal!”

      Congrats to these Talented Young Antigua and Barbuda Entrepreneurs! This most forward and strategic thinking group of People of African Descent deserve every commendation, encouragement, support that we can offer them for being awarded the contract as a true innovative, and trailblazing Marketing Machine in this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 – 2024!

      “Come, then, comrades; it would be as well to decide at once to change our ways. We must shake off the heavy darkness in which we were plunged, and leave it behind. The new day which is already at hand must find us firm, prudent and resolute. We must leave our dreams and abandon our old beliefs and friendships of the time before life began. Let us waste no time in sterile litanies and nauseating mimicry.” Fanon!

  3. If Antiguans know what is good for them, they will reject any push towards or signing up for any kind of digital currency. This is the BEAST SYSTEM which they will use to control you all. Wake up people! I just knew that they would try to use use young people to push this.

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