About Us


How we got started

Ann has extensive sales 

experience as an account 

executive, and in direct sales 

within the gift,  home décor and clothing 


Denise has had a successful 

career in Human Resources, Recruiting and Operational 

Management .  Here she gained hands on 

experience understanding small 

business needs. 


In 2016, annie & de was founded in Annapolis when they combined their 

shared experience of sales, 

business operations, community service, and schools.  Denise and Ann pride 

themselves in offering their clients an easier way to get 

quality products with style.


Why we are different

Our tagline, "Branding to Build your Business with Style" is at the core of our philosophy.   Branding Essentials by annie & de believes the ordering process should be easy, the products should be useful and appreciated, and of high quality.  

We believe in only recommending and delivery quality products that your specific clients will be interested.  Promotional products has a reputation of producing tacky products that either end up in a junk drawer or the trash.  Branding Essentials believes these products can have a sense of style and reflect your brands image.