Our major growth efforts in 2011 included
Launching the TBI Management Division, which serves as business and publicity management to talent such as Celebrity Fashion Designer “KAS” and Sirius XM/Shade 45/Core DJ Schemes.
In addition, we branched into music/artist publicity, now representing 1st Place Apollo Winner Reesa Renee, Breakthrough Hip-Hop Artist Laelo and The Adinkra Group, an “edutainment”
TBI launched The Build Up! Radio show, on EliteDCRadio.com, which is a power hour for young and savvy entrepreneurs, broadcasting on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m.
And finally, TBI expanded to the Midwest, signing The Boulevard Wing Street, a family-oriented restaurant in Edwardsville, IL to be the GM of Public Relations and Marketing.
Thanks to clients who believe in making a difference, we helped implement programs to assist thousands of people such as the 2nd Annual Saving Our Sisters from HIV/AIDS Health Summit, presented by Divas, MPH; the Inaugural Delonte West Charity Weekend, presented by the NBA Guard and Illumine Management and Marketing; the 15th Annual Basketball Academy presented by State Farm under the direction of our client and event coordinators The Bickerstaff Group; and charity bowling event with NFL Player Leigh Bodden, planned by our close friend and client Nicole Hawkins Communications. I had the pleasure of speaking about communications to students at Towson, Gallaudet and George Mason Universities, The Art Institute of Washington and at various organizational retreats. TBI also worked with Rev. Tony Lee of Community of Hope A.M.E. Church to write an important publication that will bless thousands of people upon its release.
This year, TBI strived to use our influence and voice to shed light on the wrongs in our community. On June 26, our team was heartbroken to learn of the brutal killing of 26-year-old Henri’ Pratt, who was attacked while trying to break up an altercation on a party bus. TBI worked closely with the Pratt family, Henri’s friends, Prince George’s County Police and media to enact a social media campaign, plan a heartfelt candlelight vigil and ensure justice for Henri’. Due to the community’s joint efforts and the partnerships from mass media outlets such as WTTG Fox 5 DC, WPGC 95.5 FM, 93.9 WKYS FM and other media outlets, Henri did not become another statistic. Instead, hundreds of people made his name, and life, a regional trending topic, media paid attention, police worked extra hard and arrests were made within a week of his death. May you rest in love, Henri’.
As I mentioned earlier, 2011 was indeed amazing and challenging. TBI had loads of fun serving as publicists for Washington, DC’s largest fashion show of the summer, The House of KAS One Year Anniversary, which attracted 3,500 attendees. During the summer, we also thoroughly enjoyed working the 4th Annual Miami Takeover planned by Wylie K. and Friends and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 100th Year Anniversary Event with George Clinton and Def Jam Recording Artist Ace Hood, planned by Wynn Entertainment. Other highlights included signing 9-year-old model/actor Robert Hackett and spearheading the launch of his clothing line, the Robert Hackett Collection.
I could continue about other amazing projects that YOU helped us implement this year, but instead I will simply say Thank You. We are very fortunate for our community of supporters, like you, who continue to embrace our client projects and community efforts. I personally look forward to connecting with you in 2012, and am always looking for new ways to collaborate and implement communications programs for the greater good.
Our goals are to build a stronger team of professionals (we are in search of writers/publicists, event and social media specialists);
Best wishes for a prosperous new year,
Think Brown INK
Think Brown INK is a bold and savvy communications and management agency, serving clients in entertainment, music, media, fashion and sports. We specialize in business and publicity strategy for entrepreneurs. We believe that the foundation of a good communications program starts with creative thinking and clear-cut writing. Contact us for more information.
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Think Brown INK is a bold and savvy communications firm powered by a few creative geniuses. We provide writing, public relations and marketing support for various industries. We can be a complete communications source, or manage specific programs.