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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TASHA JONES PERFORMING THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE II – Bellevue, WA
URBAN STAR ENTERTAINMENT 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, hosted by The Parlor Collection in Bellevue Washington.
More about the Artist: http://www.iamtashajones.com/
On May 27th, 2012, she will present “The Love Jones Experience 2” at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA. In January, 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.
In “The Love Experience 2,” Tasha will host a brand new selection of material for her audience in one of the most impressive venues on the Eastside. Also performing that evening, Tiffany Wilson and her wonderful band performing a few original songs as well as some of our Neo-Soul and R & B favorites!
DJ PEG and host Draze will keep the audience entertained during the all of the breaks. This event is highly anticipated, is sure to AMAZE, and WILL hit capacity before 10pm, just as the last! Those who attended the last event will agree that guest were spread all over the venue, and there were even seats on the Stage! Chelsey Richardson is also a part of the lineup and is definitely no stranger to the UrbanStar performing stage and audiences.
In addition to a larger location, there is one more addition to the evening! After the show, the event will transition into a Gemini celebration. All guests are encouraged to arrive early WITH tickets in hand.
For an even more exclusive VIP experience, the sponsors are hosting a private dinner, meet and greet, and elegant boat cruise with Tasha Jones. Please make arrangements ASAP if you would like to be considered for attendance.
· Afrodisiac Poetry
· Phat Musik
· The Town Entertainment
Ticket Prices: GA Presale $10.00 and VIP/Table Reservation $15.00 per person
More about the last event on January 28th, 2012:
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Ambition, dedication, and lyrical prowess are some of the factors that are setting Chaundon apart from the pack in 2012. The other factor – embarking on a journey of notoriety with the release of the first of his three LP’s in 2012, titled The Jammington. The Jammington is a full LP, produced almost entirely by New York producer ATG, with two tracks produced by Chaundon himself. The Jammington will include features from artists such as Craig G, Skillz the DJ, DJ Flash, YC the Cynic, Cartoons Musik, and VonPea.
Following the successful year of 2010 with the release of an EP titled Chaundon Presents…Baby Making Music, and his sophomore LP, No Excuses, Chaundon reentered the studio with the intention to continue to blur the traditional lines of the music industry when creating The Jammington. “My motivation is knowing that I did this without a co-sign like the rest of them. What makes this album stand out is the fact it was created outside of guidelines most of these labels follow,” states Chaundon.
“I went into recording knowing I was going to make an album I just didn’t want to worry about the process of ‘making an album,’ so I could be free to make the music I wanted to make without limits.” Developing The Jammington in this way will allow Chaundon to give his current fanbase and new fans alike a feeling of euphoria, “I want them to feel the same excitement I had creating the album,” he shares.
The Jammington will be released on Golden Era Music, the all genre encompassing label that Chaundon himself created, on March 6, 2012.
The album will be available on iTunes and goldeneramusic.com.
Chaundon will also be performing at the following show dates in February and March of 2012:
* February 11 – Portland
* February 12 – Vancouver
* March 15,16,17 – SXSW, Austin, TX
Unfortunately, the fire that damaged Amore Infused has caused us to cancel this event until a future date. I was looking forward to hosting an event that all of you would enjoy!
For those of you that enjoy spoken word… There is another event Toy Box Consulting Sponsored as well:
The Love Jones Experience
Good news… another date is in the WORKS please be sure to follow my events page at http://katoya318.tumblr.com/tagged/events to know when the date is released FIRST
Also, February 17th in Portland ToyBox Affiliate - Clutch Events Presents “All In Music Fest”
★ LUPE FIASCO ★ (3x 2012 Grammy Nominated Atlantic Recording Artist)
✰ Bun B ✰ (Southern Hip Hop legend and member of UGK)
✰ LLOYD ✰ (RnB Sensation)
✰ Machine Gun Kelly ✰ (Recently signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, single Wild Boy ft. Waka Flocka)
1. Learn the format!
There should be a strong headline and a captivating opening sentence that sums up the most important details of the message you are conveying. “I start my first paragraph with the most important info and answer the five ‘W questions’ (who, what, where, when and why),” says Carrie Hyman of M. Silver Associates Inc. “The second and third paragraphs I use to back up the first paragraph with more details about my lead, and then I add a quote from my client and sometimes another one from an executive source relevant to the announcement.”
Leesa Raab of ADinfinitum adds that “by highlighting the main points in the first paragraph, if the reporter doesn’t read the whole release they still walk away knowing what you want them to know.”
2. Keep it short and on-point.
Remember, we’re living in a 140-character world where less is more, says Stephen Bender of Bender Media. Sue Small of Bella Public Relations suggests keeping a press release to one page. “Media people don’t want to read more than that. Just put the necessary information down that they need. They will contact you if they need anything else,” Small adds.
3. Set a professional yet engaging tone.
Your press release shouldn’t sound like an obituary. It should be a document that breathes a balanced amount of hard information and personality. “Write with active words so it makes your release sound like it’s in motion and happening,” says Nancy Schuster ofSay it With STYLE Public Relations Inc.
4. Don’t just think about your clientele — think about your media audience.
“Put yourself in the journalist’s shoes,” says Hyman. “Ask yourself ‘what’s the news for this story?’” There has to be a hook.
Also remember that the lead paragraph should be timely, relevant and interesting to the media outlet you’re targeting. A broadcast news outlet is addressed differently than a newspaper or magazine, as are blogs or websites. Being well aware of the journalist and editor’s interests and coverage shows you’ve done your research, which makes them more likely to consider your request.
5. Have a release that can be read and accessed on multiple technologies and platforms.
“When sending out the release, be mindful of the fact that people are going to be viewing anything you send them across many different devices,” says Bender. “[I include the release as text] in the body of the email, as a word document, a PDF, [and] include a link to where it can be viewed on the client’s (or your company’s) website to make things as easy as possible to find and explore.”
6. Be SEO savvy.
With ADinfinitum, Raab says she is always thinking about how to optimize visibility of her clients on the web once the release is posted online. “I choose a couple of keywords that are relevant to the company and to the main topic, and use them throughout the press release.”
7. Keep the fluffiness to a minimum and maximize the how you economize each word.
The shorter, simpler and more to-the-point the release, the more likely it will be read. “Too much fluff means that [there’s] no actual news,” says Schuster. “Hit them in the heart; make a connection so the media wants to keep reading your release.”
“I know that most editors are busy and on deadline,” says Samantha Slaven Bick of Samantha Slaven Publicity. “[They] don’t want to read pages and pages of info. If you can’t say it all in one release, break your ideas into multiple one-page releases with different titles/focus.” For their client S Factor, for example, they broke their press kit into multiple one-page releases, including an “About” release outlining the history, the philosophy, and the basic information; a bio of the company’s founder; a release on the classes offered with brief descriptions; and a release on celebrity testimonials.
8. Recognize that timing can be everything — down to the hour and day.
Of course knowing a publication’s editorial calendar is important, and targeting the right week and day are important too, but the time of day is also critical. Focus on the sweet spot.
“If you’re sending your press release via email, send it between 2pm and 3pm,” says Slaven Bick. “Most people are back at their desks after lunch by then and are finished with the morning rush. I’ve always gotten the best responses during this time frame.”
9. Quote yourself!
Everyone likes to have their thoughts known. Here’s your chance. “Quotes are important to try and use in your press release,” says Small. “Most of the time editors/media will just directly grab those quotes and use them. It saves so much time and helps editors a lot.”
10. And don’t forget to include you and your company’s contact information’s.
“It is most important,” says Schuster. “If you write a great release and leave out your contact information, you’ve got nada. Include two numbers. We live in a mobile world, [so you should offer as] much pertinent information as possible.”
Bonus tip: Follow up without annoying or harassing the media.
“An editor friend once told me that a publicist sent her a ‘nasty gram’ [stating] how many times the publicist had tried to reach her, how unprofessional she was being, and listed all the nice things the publicist was going to do, and now wasn’t going to,” says Schuster. It turned out the editor wasn’t ignoring the publicist; she was on vacation.
“The editor no longer works with that publicist,” says Schuster. “No matter how many times you try to get in touch with the media, just smile and wait for that placement, it will happen.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Updated 11/18/2011 1:32
NOTICE OF POSTPONED EVENT
In regards to the Welcome to The Gully, North American Tour: Featuring MAVADO and Guests from The Gully Squad and DYME DEF and ROYCE THE CHOICE. We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until further notice, Due to reasons out of our control, our city will receive priority scheduling once the matter is resolved.
The event was scheduled for Today, Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at IMUSIC Event Center and Ultra Lounge at 8:00PM. We are diligently working on rescheduling a date in the VERY near future!
Reggae Scene, First Class Entertainment, Soul Gorilla and Good Life Seattle send their apologies and will indeed reconcile by offering full refunds on pre purchased tickets.
You can also, keep your www.BrownPapertickets.com reservation, as we will use the same method for ticket management when he is able to perform for us.
We plan to announce his new performance very soon, and will inform you once we have reached an agreement with his management.
IN LIGHT OF THIS WE WILL BE HOSTING ALL OF YOU WHO PLANNED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT AT SKYBOX LOUNGE LOCATED IN SEATTLE 315 1st Ave North
Media inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Event inquiries: email@example.com
Katoya Palmer – Public Relations, Marketing and Communications