4 Steps to Collaborating with Brands for Marketing Success

It is true that it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to build a brand. You need your followers and brand warriors, but you can't overlook the power of collaborating with brands who have a lot in common with you. So how do you take the steps to …

Stop Being Racist: My Thoughts on Insensitive Advertising ft. Dove and H&M

Referring to a Black person as a monkey is racist, right? If you answered that question out loud or in your head you probably said "duh". While the concept seems obvious enough for us to grasp, global retailer H&M didn't get the memo. Apparently, their marketing team thought that the picture below was appropriate to …

5 Ways to Stop Being Basic on LinkedIn

At this point, everyone in America with at least one ounce of work experience has a LinkedIn profile. We're all so excited to showcase our skills and awesome connections to the world. Though we're all racing to join the 500+ crew, basic men and women aren't going to give us what we need for a …

Advertising on a Budget

If you're like me, you can be cheap when it comes to things that aren't a sure thing. Let's be honest, as an entrepreneur paying for advertising can be a scary thing. I recently thought about promoting my Twitter chat via Facebook and the $9 total really had me contemplating my decision. Granted $9 isn't …

My Brand Consulting Tips for Hip-Hop Artists feat. @marcangelovibe

Growing up, I wanted to become a publicist for entertainers and athletes. I made so many friends in the hip-hop industry. I love music and I have a special place in my heart for music PR. Can I see myself doing entertainment PR some day? I don't know. Only time will tell! Marc Angelo and …

How to Become a Mentee to a CEO

One of my mentors is a millionaire. How exciting is it to know someone who has over a million dollars for doing the very things that you want to do in your own life? It's pretty awesome. His advice and guidance has led me on a great path toward wealth and success. So how did …

My Content Creation Routine

I'm a writer by day and by night. My professional job is all about content creation and obviously I create content for my blog, upcoming podcast, Twitter chat, you get the picture. People wonder if I get tired of writing or if I run out of things to talk about. I never get tired of …

Does Size Matter? Long v. Short Blog Posts

The fact that you're reading this gives me hope in the world. It seems that video is the way that most people want to get information these days. I am currently branding my upcoming Youtube channel as we speak because Youtube is a major deal to my target audience. People love watching things. It's a …

Why You Should Join a Twitter Chat

During my college days, my professor and advisor was very instrumental in my rise on social media. He insisted that I tweet throughout the day and engage with fellow marketers and communicators. I stumbled upon Madalyn Sklar's twitter account one day. I felt like I had hit the jackpot! Her timeline was filled with tips …

How to Brand Yourself for Employment

If you haven't downloaded my eBook guide, you should do so immediately if you are a college student preparing to dive into the job market soon. If you are a recent grad, the advice is still helpful as well. The tips and advice in the guide are things that I personally did to land the …