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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Q. What is some advice for women entering the business world
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
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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.
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!
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.
Get to know more about the artist by checking out his projects below!