Think out the Box with Seattle’s favorite freelancer, Katoya Palmer.  Appropriately facilitating projects of any scale with trust, professionalism, and enthusiasm while providing you tools of long term success in the following:

Non-Profit
Sports
Entertainment
General Management
Start Up
Small Business

Offering Consulting and/or Project Services in the following:
Sales
Marketing (Online, Digital, Social, Promotions, Guerrilla)
Public Relations
Image Consultant
Social Media Management
Professional Blogging
Event Planning and Management
Fundraising
Writer (Scripts, Press Releases, Reviews, Bios, etc)
Business Development
Talent Buyer
SEO
SEM
Advertising
Branding
Leadership Techniques
IT
This site is comprised of a blog which follows my interest professionally and sometimes personally. 
CONTACT INFORMATION


WWW.TOYBOXCONSULTING.NET
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TOYBOXINC
TWITTER @KATOYA318
WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/KATOYA318
katoya@toyboxconsulting.net
DIAL **TOYBOX from any mobile phone to reach TBC!

Think out the Box with Seattle’s favorite freelancer, Katoya Palmer.  Appropriately facilitating projects of any scale with trust, professionalism, and enthusiasm while providing you tools of long term success in the following:

  • Non-Profit
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • General Management
  • Start Up
  • Small Business

Offering Consulting and/or Project Services in the following:

  • Sales
  • Marketing (Online, Digital, Social, Promotions, Guerrilla)
  • Public Relations
  • Image Consultant
  • Social Media Management
  • Professional Blogging
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Fundraising
  • Writer (Scripts, Press Releases, Reviews, Bios, etc)
  • Business Development
  • Talent Buyer
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Leadership Techniques
  • IT
This site is comprised of a blog which follows my interest professionally and sometimes personally. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

WWW.TOYBOXCONSULTING.NET

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TOYBOXINC

TWITTER @KATOYA318

WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/KATOYA318

katoya@toyboxconsulting.net

DIAL **TOYBOX from any mobile phone to reach TBC!

ToyBox is so excited to share with all of you the Launch of Hair by Lyssa on YouTube! In addition to adding “Hair Model” to my professional resume, the owner and I spent the last several months planning her business relaunch through regular ToyBox consultations. 

This video demonstrates a full head weave with a full bang. This particular style is a slight asymmetrical bob with multi-dimensional color.  I personally, have very bad allergies and protecting my natural hair during this allergy season recently became  priority.  This is Melissa’s first video blog after several months of hard work learning the ins and outs of Digital Media. We are excited to share this with our networks!

Thinking Out the Box:

Melissa recently finished business school and is ready to rebuild her client list and get the ball rolling on owning her own shop.  She needed to spice up her marketing plan in order to compete with a new generation of stylists who are in-tune with new and modern ways of connecting and engaging with their networks via social media.  Already a National educator for Paul Mitchell, she really admired the YouTube tutorials she ran across while researching new styles for her clients, and decided to try it herself.

Over the the last several months with regular ToyBox Consultations, she’s added  ton more skills to her arsenal as an entrepreneur and also collaborated with other creative professionals to complete her project.  

Skills out the Box

  • online branding
  • video SEO
  • Fashion PR
  • digital marketing strategy
  • professional blogging
  • video blogging
  • iMovie navigation
  • video editing
  • YouTube navigation
  • managing multiple platforms
  • Strategic Partnerships

After about three months of regular consults on the functionality of different Social Media platforms, we began our campaign with a soft launch of her Facebook and Tumblr business pages, http://www.facebook.com/hairbylyssa & http://www.hairbylyssa.tumblr.com/

She is working to serve the beauty needs of men, women, and children in the Greater Seattle Area, by appointment only, out of Kent, Washington.

 Client’s Services and Qualifications:

  • barbering,
  • make-up art
  • nail technician
  • entrepreneurship
  • National educator for Paul Mitchell
  • Business management degree

Original Promo Teaser for this project: 

As many of you may know, ToyBox celebrated it’s 3rd birthday this April and here is a little update for all of you on What’s out the Box since my year end review!  FYI: ToyBox contact information has changed - dial **toybox from your mobile phone for an update or email me katoya@toyboxconsulting.net 

This week I was energized by a wonderful event hosted by the #bizwomen supporters of the  Puget Sound Business Journal held in 40 cities around the USA.  I was able to meet with great minds and speak with women with similar aspirations about what I plan to do. Find out more about Mentoring Mondays here: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/04/more-than-180-women-turn-out-for-bizwomen.html 

I was also asked a few questions on video at this event.  Check out the responses below!

     Q.  What are the effects of Mentorship to you?  

     A.  https://www.burst.com/1/bb/r/h/kcl8663

     Q.  What is some advice for women entering the business world

     A.   https://www.burst.com/1/bb/r/h/rjs8664

2013 was a very busy year project wise, the focus of this year has shifted weighted by business development, networking, and education.  More online video time, public speaking and face to face time with other professionals is also at the top of my list of TBC priorities.  Working toward that goal, I’ve been able to connect in some pretty neat ways.  Such as, hosting a Gyptian concert for Seattle’s Reggae Community - https://www.songkick.com/events/19221139

ToyBox clients and brands are working hard to share their life’s work with you.  Here is a little update on Nottus Tre and his Methadone musical project.  Since we began our campaign in November he has seen a boom in (new) media placements and events just as we’ve planned:  

This year, as planned I’ve been consulting several small businesses in hopes of increasing their knowledge of general Public Relations and Marketing protocol.  You’re all sure to see MUCH more from these brands:

Also new from ToyBox, INSTAGRAM,  at @toyboxconsulting

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Have a wonderful day

Greetings!

First of all, I would like to thank you all for supporting my ToyBox efforts this year!  It has been a wonderful transition, which began last December when I began working on several projects simultaneously.  In 2013, ToyBox expanded it’s reach in the urban entertainment and fashion space impressively.  I never thought in a million years that this is the direction my career would take off and I’m anxious to see what the future holds.

It’s been a wonderful yer and I only hope to make it better in 2014.  My goals for next year include more focus on small business and non-profit business development.

Many of my family, friends, and associates are still wondering what exactly it is that i do.  Below is a summary of my projects and campaigns from the last twelve months!   

Project details from 2013:

Event Planning and PR: Suede Seattle Urban Fashion showcase at Barboza Night Club, Seattle WA,Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 on behalf of Suede, G-Shock, and Official Brand head-wear with host,Spac3man, and DJ Topspin with special invitation to the attendees of the Gather Trade show.

Assistant Producer, PR, Marketing: UrbanStar #FLIGHT206MIXTAPE hosted by DJ Peg FREE PROMO DOWNLOAD all 206 Hip-Hop!!!  Giving you the hottest and dopest tracks from Seattle’s BEST Emcees   

PR and Marketing Advisement on UrbanStar Neo-Soul and Spoken Word Entertainment - Open Mic ft Chelsey Richardson.

"Urban Nightlife Stakeholder," Speaker: 4th Annual Seattle Hip-Hop Leadership Conference, Sat. Feb. 23rd at Seattle Central Community College will bring together leading figures in Seattle’s Hip Hop and digital media communities.

Hosted International pop stars Gyptian and Iyanya

PR and marketing advisement for Black Stax, who received several placements during our time together.  Noted: XXL Magazine New New

Brief work with the Klyntel while prepping the Black Stax Live album release project recoded at the Triple Door.   TAF Presents Black Stax featuring Felicia Loud and Silent Lambs Project.  Hosted at the Triple Door, a STEM + ART collaboration featuring music of Black Stax,  a TAF student art exhibition, and special displays of internationally renowned artist, Tony Taj, whose currently featured at the Seattle Art Museum. 

Creative direction and advisement on the “So Suede" Television Commercial

Event facilitation, production, and management for Crown of the Sound rap contest with winner “Gifted Gab” who recently made XXL’s list of top female rappers you should Know!

PR and Marketing advisement on the final installment: UrbanStar Ent in partnership with Supa E Productions present Grammy Award nominated writer, artist, model, and poetic genius Tasha Jones back to the Northwest, for her third and final installment of The Love Jones Experience.

Event Planning, promoting, PR and marketing for Puget Power - Seattle rap presentation after Hempfest 2013 featuring Cam the Mac, Porter Ray, Royce the Choice, Spac3man, and Tilla V.

PR and Marketing advisement for the Methadone Musical Project by Nottus Tre, featuring Glasses Malone and Smoke DZA

Mucho thanks to Brandbuddee and Andy Karuza for all of your support with my projects this year!

In preparation for Methadone Musical, here is a little update on my new client, Nottus Tre.  He’s been working on his new project, Methadone Musical, for sometime now and it’s finally time to get the word out!
You may have seen him perform at venues opening for  hip-hop and rap acts including:
Major Acts:
  • Smoke Dza
  • Mikey Rocks
  • Red Cafe
  • Cory Gunz
Local Acts:
  • Ayelogics
  • Cam the Mac
  • Fatal Lucciauno
  • Spaceman

He’s also released a music video project with Glasses Malone
Methadone musical is somewhat of a personal project for this artist and he intends on taking the town by storm with his lyrical content and addictive tracks.  
First up, he released a club banger, Flavin. 

Next, Go Westside, produced by Traq Addicc - An ode to West Seattle.

His complete album features include Smoke DZA, Fatal Lucciauno, and Cam the Mac!  
Music Videos coming soon
Nottus Tre Record Release Party
Official Album Release Party presented by www.NWfreshradio.com on November 21st, 9PM at Columbia City Theater. 
Clean Radio versions of his two singles for radio and DJ.
Twitter: @nottustre
Methadone Musical Album Art
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SuedeSeattle.com is bring you a Hip-Hop event to remember on August 18th, 2013 immediately following the closing events of the 2013 Hempfest festival in Seattle, Washington.  Join them at Neumos as they present the a Hiphop showcase featuring some of the hottest RAP acts and the best of urban fashion connoisseurs in the city.   
 
 
LIVE performances by:

 
Cam The Mac
Ye’ D
Porter Ray 
with DJ Topspin aka Blendiana Jones on deck duty,
& HEADLINING, is non other than Royce The Choice!
 

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info@suedeseattle.com

Tickets $10.00 in advance.

 
 

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You are welcome to join us at their listening party July 23rd, 2013, held at Lucid Lounge in Seattle, Wa.
$20.00 takes care of your hors d’oeuvres, champagne  and sweets for the evening and you’ll also take home a copy of their new project with your support of this evening.  They’ve prepared a treat for all of us.

For Immediate Release
 
Seattle,WA/ July 9, 2013 - Black Stax releases their latest work in the form of a LIVE album on July 23, 2013.
 
From the debut album, ‘Talking Buildings’ , to the first installment of the Producer Series, ‘High Rhyme Smoking Jackets’ produced by Rob Castro. To now, their newest release, 'Black Stax LIVE at the Triple Door'. Black Stax gets a chance to showcase their skills over live instrumentation.
 
This project comes from the work with TAF (Technology Access Foundation), STEM+Art event held in Seattle, Wa at the famed Triple Door on May 23rd, 2013. Black Stax works with a 5-piece band, Klyntel, DJ Sean Malik and background vocals from LaTanya Horace. All this comes together as they flex over soul , rock-n-roll , blues , jazz , reggae , African drum and Hip-Hop. The experience and fullness of this performance should open the eyes and ears of those who just love ‘good’ music. And, always wanted to know what a Black Stax live show consist of. 
 
Here is the single from the live album, ‘They want Me’. Its time for Black Stax to flex their muscle and show the World that they can ‘Get Stronger’!!
 

Visionary and conceptual artist, Yè D, formally Tilla V, developed a love for hip hop at a young age from early influences like Run-DMC, Eric B, Rakim, & EPMD.  At the age of sixteen, he fell in love with performance hip hop, by 21 he was writing.   Passionate about restoring conscious street rap, he’s the back bone local crew Scum Life, started  in 2001.  Telling stories of the “streets to the beat,” Yè D’s tracks are laced with great beats, intricate bars, and catchy hooks.  Staying true to his moral, he’s community based and pro change.  With three projects under his belt, he’s reinvented his artistry completely and is the voice of the Seattle Urban Community.   He’s also owns Seattle based clothing line, “District Money.”  Notable partnerships and associations of Yè D include Suede Seattle, Emerald City Fish and Chips, and Sporting Life Records.  Yè D also managed his own label in the past, Grizzly Entertainment. 

 

Next performance: August 18th, 2013 at Neumos in Seattle.

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Get to know more about the artist by checking out his projects below!



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TASHA JONES PERFORMING THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE III exclusively in Renton, WA

UrbanStar Ent in partnership with Supa E Productions are proud to announce the return of Grammy Award nominated writer, artist, model, and poetic genius Tasha Jones back to the Northwest, for her third and final installment of The Love Jones Experience.

Tasha Jones as seen on Verses and Flow season 2.

Check out her "Lexus Moment." vision.

A taste Draze and Tasha from our last show at the Parlor last Summer: 


On May 27th, 2012, she presented “The Love Jones Experience 2” at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA. In January 2012, she performed “The Love Jones Experience” for a SOLD OUT crowd at the Scarlet Tree in Seattle, WA. The doors we closed at 10 PM with standing room only.  

View her performance at Scarlet Tree here:


 

We cordially invite you to attend her finale at Spring Taste on July 6th, 2013. In “The Love Experience III,” Tasha will host a special selection of material for her audience in one of the hottest new venues in the Seattle Metro!

DJ Fresh 1 and host Draze will keep the audience entertained during the all of the breaks. This event is highly anticipated, is sure to AMAZE, and should hit capacity before 10pm, just as the last!

Included in this showcase is an open mic, if you would like to highlight your spoken word piece, please email us at cdance425@gmail.com.  Slots are limited however, please send your name and phone number to us and we will inform you of your performance slot that evening.

Media: katoya@toyboxconsulting.net

Purchase $15.00 - $20.00 Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/397859

Congrats to my clients Black Stax for making the list!  I was so excited to hear the news and nervous all at the same time. I’m extremely proud to be part of their team and only hope for more success!  

The #ToyBoxApproved QUEEN of rap in Seattle Gift uh Gab released her new music video for her track “Intro” as performed during ToyBox event, Crown of the Sound and released on her first project as as Moor Gangs 1st Lady, an EP titled “Queen La’Chiefah”

 

Peep the video and Check her out: http://1giftofgab.bandcamp.com/ 

 

Winner of Crown of the Sound

On May 23rd, 2013, you are cordially invited to attend and be inspired at TAF Presents Black Stax featuring Felicia Loud and Silent Lambs Project.  Hosted at the Triple Door, a STEM + ART collaboration featuring music of Black Stax,  a TAF student art exhibition, and special displays of internationally renowned artist, Tony Taj, whose currently featured at the Seattle Art Museum. 

This event is a benefit for TAF, a nonprofit Seattle-based organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for underserved communities and students of color through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.   

Informational video on TAF - A Leader in STEM education, featuring the music of Black Stax.

 

Combining the talents and lyrics of socially conscious Seattle based, Black Stax, with a TAF student art exhibition, this event is sure to inspire. Come enjoy the music and artwork and fellowship in great company in benefit an amazing organization!

There is a great host of sponsors for this event the purpose of STEM + Art isn’t merely about music or art, but exploring the potential for both to be catalyst for social evolution.  This event is the first of it’s kind with it’s community.

STEM+ART Supporters and lifestyle taste makers:

Spiddit

Spiddit is the new network for hip hop where artists can save all their lyrics online, battle in real-time, and collaborate with other artists anywhere in the world. www.spiddit.com

Jolkona

Jolkona Foundation makes it easy for you to give directly to low-cost, high-impact philanthropic opportunities around the world. We work with carefully chosen partner organizations to create affordable donation options with a measurable impact, from planting trees in Honduras to providing food and housing for an HIV-positive child in Cambodia. 100% of your donation goes to the project you’ve chosen. http://www.jolkona.org

91.3

91.3 KBCS is a listener-supported public service of Bellevue College celebrating 40 years of essential music and ideas. http://kbcs.fm/

TICKETING INFORMATION:

$20 - 18 and under = $10 tickets

Thursday, May 23

7:30 PM (All ages)

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Buy Tickets

Purchase tickets via http://www.tripledoor.com/Calendar/Events/May-2013/Black-Stax-featuring-Felicia-Loud-and-Silent-Lambs.aspx?date=2013-05-23

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

 

That's Suede, So Suede, What is Suede?! Your Favorite Mom & Pop Shop and Online Boutique. We offer a wide variety of trendy, urban and skate fashions, Lifestyle Products and Barber Services. visit us in store at: 2326 Rainier Ave S. Seattle 98144 visit us online: www.suedeseattle.com shop online: www.suedeseattle.bigcartel.com "Get Suede and Stay Fresh"

That’s Suede, So Suede, What is Suede?!

Your Favorite Mom & Pop Shop and Online Boutique. They offer a wide variety of trendy, urban and skate fashions, Lifestyle Products and Barber Services. 

visit us in store at: 2326 Rainier Ave S. Seattle 98144
visit us online: www.suedeseattle.com
shop online: www.suedeseattle.bigcartel.com

"Get Suede and Stay Fresh"

Full Video: The Kickback Live on @UWTV featuring @Klyntel featuring Theoretics, Worth, and HAVi!.

Get a closer look at the band Klyntel in this episode as The Kickback Producer/Director Tyrone Bradley sits down with the band backstage at a jazz lounge. And check out music videos from Theoretics, Worth, and HAVi.

Created by Producer/Director Tyrone Bradley, The Kickback is a new series featuring music videos and profile interviews with some of the most amazing talent from the Pacific Northwest. The show’s mission is to bring much needed local exposure to artists in all genres of music. The Kickback has three great VJ hosts: Claudine M. Nako, CK Kwaske and Christy Magana who bring their very likeable personalities to the overall production.

Also playing on Comcast Channel 27 Sat 9:pm, Mon 2am, & nxt Fri 1:00pm