Katoya Palmer Public relation, marketing, sales, and event management consulting.
A Seattle based boutique firm specializing in sales, marketing, public relations, event management / production, and advertising projects. It's my Business to appropriately facilitate your project of any scale with trust, professionalism, and a positive energy while implementing new tools for professional success. "Think out the box" with TBC creative direction, nurture a trusting bond, and reap long term results.
Offering Consulting and Project Management Services in the following: Sales Marketing Public Relations Image Consultant Social Media Management Professional Blogging Event Planning and Management Fundraising Writer (Press Releases, Reviews, Bios, etc) Business Development Concert and After Party Business Events Celebrity Booking
Specialties: Meetings facilitation, marketing strategy, personal events, public relations, community relations, concerts, celebrity booking, fundraiser, branding, reputation management.
Celebrity Booking projects: Jean Grae, Jagged Edge, Amber Rose, Rick Ross, Wale, Tasha Jones, Black Ice, Jagged Edge, Gyptian.
Direct booking responsibilities for Black Stax (Jace Ecaj, Silas Blak, Felicia Loud) and the Klyntel band.
Owner of ToyBox Consulting, LLC, Katoya Palmer, is Now a member of The CRAVE Company! I am happy to announce my alliance with the Crave Company and have prepared a message for my brand new network!
“CRAVE is all about women business owners. We host business chats, symposiums, and other fabulous parties to connect you with savvy entreprenesses. We spread the word about the need-to-know women in your city with our CRAVE guides. Our blog and social media provide valuable forums for sharing business tips and learning what women all around the world crave. CRAVE is your one stop shop for connecting with smart, successful women business owners and discovering new, innovative ways to boost your business!”
So happy to have the opportunity to get to know all of you over the next few months! I have been watching the blogs and keeping up with the CRAVE Comapany happenings for over a year now, and I LOVE everything all of you are doing to further your lifestyles and carreers! Picking up that little pink book in Barnes and Noble a few Summers back was a GREAT idea!
There are some amazing ideas and groups I respect here in Seattle who are associated with the CRAVE Company, I cant wait to meet you all at some of the events soon. I ESPECIALLY can’t wait to travel again so I can meet wonderful business owners abroad.
I’m really look forward to expanding my network! I will be sure to update you all when my CRAVE profile is complete! Below, I will include my Social media and contact information! Feel Free to click the links and join my network! I will be sure to do the same!
~Thank for taking the time to read this!
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Score one for Rolls-Royce. In the battle waged by superluxury carmakers to win the hearts and bucks of the world’s wealthy elite, one of Rolls’ few rivals has conceded defeat. German luxury automaker Daimler — parent company of Mercedes-Benz — is pulling the plug on its $450,000 Maybach marque, whose main claim to fame is that it’s longer and more powerful than its famous competitor. But, in the end, its sales were dwarfed by the slightly smaller but much more popular Rolls.
“It’s really a mercy killing,” says Jay Nagley, an analyst at London automotive consultants Redspy. “I’m surprised it took them so long.” While Daimler had hopes of selling 1,000 Maybachs a year, it has sold only a total of 3,000 since the car’s relaunch nine years ago, and in recent years, sales dwindled to around 200 a year. In the end, the Maybach’s demise is a cautionary tale of corporate hubris, of how an otherwise savvy auto company mistakenly thought if it built a limousine bigger and gaudier than a Rolls, the superrich would swoon over it. But the superrich, it turns out, want value for money too — and that’s where the Maybach failed to deliver.(See the 50 worst cars of all-time.)
The original Maybach debuted in the early 20th century and was popular with heads of state and celebrities in the 1920s and ’30s. Maybach owners of that era included German boxing champ Max Schmeling and Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. It stopped production during the World War II. But Daimler resurrected it in 2002, after its two main German competitors had each snapped up Britain’s two most iconic luxury brands: BMW took control of Rolls-Royce while Volkswagen grabbed Bentley.
The Rolls-Royce and Bentley’s Mulsanne are so-called exotics: massive, smooth-riding cars that are full of torque, retail for more than $250,000 and nearly demand to be chauffeur-driven. “Daimler wanted to rival Rolls-Royce in old-school opulence,” says Garel Rhys, a Cardiff-based automotive economist, and the company expected the car to appeal to captains of industry. But it turns out the very top end of the auto market isn’t elastic enough to accommodate a new arrival — especially one that lacks an iconic brand name. Rolls last year sold a record 2,711 cars, and Bentley typically makes around 700 to 800 Mulsannes a year. Between the two of them, they pretty much satisfy worldwide demand for exotic cars. Maybach, on the other hand, was a niche brand even at its zenith and in the 60 years hence had faded from the car-buying public’s collective memory. “The name didn’t mean anything,” Rhys says.(See the dozen most important cars of all-time.)
Then there’s the big price tag. What do buyers get for $450,000? The Maybach’s a big, heavily engineered car that features lots of lacquered wood, hand-stitched leather and enough room to hold a board meeting — but, then, so are the Roller and the Mulsanne,. “All [Maybach] has going for it is sheer size,” Nagley says. At 242.7 in. in length, the Maybach 62 is nearly 14 in. longer than the Rolls Phantom. As is often the case, however, size doesn’t matter. “The Rolls-Royce is a far better-looking car and, objectively, a better car,” Nagley adds. As for looks, he calls the Maybach’s styling “appalling. It’s bloated and bombastic — the ultimate expression of bling.”
Which may explain why the car did prove popular with a handful of Middle Eastern and Russian oligarchs, and also with some wealthy rap stars — many of whom place a high premium on all things bling. Diddy bought his son a Maybach last year as a 16th-birthday present, and Rick Ross named his record label Maybach. However, perhaps as an ominous indication of what lay ahead for the Maybach, Kanye West and Jay Z recently destroyed one in the video for their summer single “Otis.” But that wouldn’t have bothered Maybach much. The company was more interested in wooing corporate bigwigs like China’s burgeoning population of millionaires and billionaires, with their predilection for oversize, costly status cars. But wealthy Chinese buyers also snubbed the Maybach because it lacked the cachet of the better-known Rolls-Royce. “Ultimately, it was a total disaster. Really, it’s a failure right up there with the Edsel,” says Rhys, referring to the turkey that Ford unsuccessfully tried to serve to 1950s car buyers.(Read about the history of the electric car.)
So, is the crash of the Maybach a sign that the 1% who could afford one are now in retreat, and that the premium car segment is tanking? No, not really. Sales of expensive cars remain robust. Indeed, Rolls says it’s on track this year to beat its record sales of last year. Even Daimler says it is now focusing on its main brand, Mercedes-Benz, and plans to launch in 2013 three more exclusive versions of its flagship S-Class model — undoubtedly priced to give us, the 99%, sticker shock.
Rihanna is reportedly under 24-hour health watchafter she supposedly had a backstage meltdown that nearly resulted in a cancelled show on Nov. 25 in Ireland, according to news reports.
The 23-year-old singer is on a 10-month, 101-day tour, so perhaps it’s no wonder she’s exhausted. After the performance that was supposedly close to being canceled, Rihanna told fans on Twitter that she was “so light-headed! WTF!!!!!”
If stress is indeed what is plaguing Rihanna, it can manifest in a number of ways. The Mayo Clinic reports that common effects of stress include headaches, chest or muscle pain, tiredness, upset stomach, trouble sleeping and even a change in sex drive. And stress can also increase anxiety, restlessness, feelings of anger, sadness and make you less motivated to do things or less able to focus.
The American Psychological Association reports that stress is natural — and in small doses, even good. That’s because it can have effects on enabling us to conquer fears and be extra motivated. But the APA reports that there’s bad stress, too, that can serve as a warning sign to the body.
Much like the glowing orange, “check engine” light on your car’s dashboard, if you neglect the alerts sent out by your body, you could have a major engine malfunction. Stress that is left unchecked or poorly managed is known to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and suicide.
The Mayo Clinic said that physical activity, meditation, yoga, relaxation methods and tai chi can be used to help manage stress. The American Heart Association also offers up these 10 habits you can adopt to lower stress levels.
And check out these eight ways to de-stress the brain, from meditation teacher Jan Chozen Bays’ “How To Train A Wild Elephant.”