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Viber of the Month : Rahman Worton

Viber of the Month :  Rahman Worton

I’m Rahman, most people call me Roc. I live in Philly and I love music. It’s my favorite form of art and I create content that documents the stories of those who create or have created music that I enjoy listening to. I was raised on Sade and Anita Baker. “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) and “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check,” was my introduction to hip hop. Jay-Z is the GOAT and OutKast is the greatest rap duo of all time…

Viber of the Month : Brunchnista

Viber of the Month :  Brunchnista

Brunchnista [brunch-nee-stuh] noun A trendsetter who identifies the best restaurants, cocktails, and events on the brunch scene. A chic individual devoted to savoring the weekend rituals of friendship, food and laughter over brunch all while all while enviable attired…

Viber of the Month : Koran Edwards

Viber of the Month :  Koran Edwards

Koran Edwards, formally known as DJ Blackout is a talented disc jockey with a mission to shift the culture of music through his live sets, musical selection, fire mixes, and crowd control. Born and raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn his education of understanding music began at home when his mother allowed him the power of selecting the songs they listened to while she cleaned. DJ Blackoutt has performed for brands such as…

Viber of the Month : Krissy B.

Viber of the Month :  Krissy B.

Krissy B., was born and raised in Hempstead , Long Island. She attended St. John's University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies & Sports Management in 2009. While attending St. John's Kristen was active in such things as; Men's Basketball Manager, Fashion Club Coordinator, and Concert Committee. This gave Krissy the opportunity to…

Viber of the Month : Durval Morgan

Viber of the Month :  Durval Morgan

Brooklyn, NY born & raised sports medicine professional by trade. Have worked and assisted with the healthcare of high level collegiate athletes that went on to compete on their respective professional levels…

Viber of the Month : Brittany S.S Hardin

Viber of the Month :  Brittany S.S Hardin

Founder and creator of Currency$hift, Brittany S.S Hardin is a disrupter creating her own lane. She strives to find others like herself who use are or have been able to use their social currency to have an impact and become influential within their company or community….

Viber of the Month : Jason Francis

Viber of the Month : Jason Francis

Jason Francis is a writer, speaker and social media manager. He specializes in connecting the rapidly growing world of digital media and entrepreneurship via social media. He also operates within the travel industry as one of the minds behind the international community Nomadness, a collective with over 20,000 members worldwide.…

Viber of the Month (Team Edition): Established in 88

Viber of the Month (Team Edition): Established in 88

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

THIS MONTH WE’RE BRINGING TO YOU A SPECIAL HOLIDAY TREAT AS WE INTRODUCE: 
VIBER OF THE MONTH: TEAM EDITION. 

Established in 88 - consisting of fresh college graduates following their dreams, 88 was started by a dynamic group of broke college kids with a passion for production

Viber of the Month : Claude Moise

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My Real Name is:

Claude Moise
 

But The World Knows Me As:

Fab Law

 

What decade do you think your personality would thrive in?

Everyone looks at the 70’s and 80’s for the style and music. I’m like but what about crack, violence, and OD racism. My personality probably would have gotten me in trouble in those eras. I’ve gotten in trouble in this decade lol. I’m good with making it in the now. No time like the present.

Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?

Currently, New Orleans

Top travel destination on your list?

Maldives

What is one important thing an Ex taught you?

How to meditate which I’m still working on

What was your Childhood fear?

Vampires until I watched Buffy then I had a crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar and we’d hunt vampires in my dreams.

The first app I open every day is:

Text Messages

What is your favorite social media app and why?

Twitter because you can just talk if you want to. Tweet for yourself or others and sharing ideas and multitude of other things, pics, videos, links, events, etc.

What is something silly you got in trouble for as a child?

My cousin and I was pretending to shave with my dad’s razor. I didn’t cut my self but she did. I got out of dodge but yet we both got beat.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Rom-Coms. I will watch a good romantic comedy even if it’s cheesy and I know how it ends. I’m still a thug though.

What is your favorite current and past show?

Currently Manifest is my new favorite show for the season. Past (still love it though) - Blackish


Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!


Job Title and Company Name (or Brand):

Customs Broker to pay the bills cause I’m a starving artist
 
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I've been in this position for this many years:

Almost 2 years

I've been in this industry for this many years:

5 years

Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?

Maybe

The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is:

How cheap everything is overseas and how much the US taxes EVERYTHING.

How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?

I needed money lol. I was laid off from my old job and sending my resume everywhere. I got an interview and actually had to take a test. I passed and the rest was history. I had an idea about Imports but never thought of the logistics and how it actually works so this job opened my eyes to a niche industry

My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I

Probably get fired if they saw my twitter so let’s leave it at that.

10 Years ago I was

19 years old and a sophomore in college

 

I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be

A Lawyer

What inspires you?

Dope genuine people. People doing what they love and thriving despite any barriers and challenges.

What inspires you?

Always being willing to help people out and give advice. I hope when it’s all said and done people hear my story and hear about all the ups and down and it gives them hope to continue on their path

To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to

R&B playlist or Smile by Lil Duval



Phone Call or Text?

Text

Android or iPhone?

iPhone
 

You can connect with me by following me on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Website:

@Fab_law on all my socials except FB (I’m anti-FB)


Viber of the Month : Shaina Chin

Viber of the Month : Shaina Chin

Ms Chin , the 28 year old, Brooklyn native artist. While originally from Flatbush (with all the other Jamaicans haha), I’ve been very comfy in Bedstuy for the past many years on my own! I quit my 9-5 to fulfill my passion for the arts & painting full time and I must say it’s the happiest I’ve ever been…

Viber of the Month : Eddin Martinez

Viber of the Month : Eddin Martinez

Jack of all Trades...literally. This guy right here has an answer for everything technology. Anytime we need a DJ, he's there. When we need a photographer, he's there. A Podcast sound engineer, a videographer, a graphic designer, and the list goes on…

Viber of the Month : Myrna

Viber of the Month : Myrna

Myrna L. Datilus is the Partnerships Director for Bold. Ms. Datilus has a Masters in Public Relations along with a diverse background of music, theatre, and sales. Her focus is to utilize her personal, academic and professional background in a broader scale. The primary goal is to work with Organizations and Brands that are relative to how the world is shifting technologically…

Viber of the Month : Andrew

Viber of the Month : Andrew

"Art was always my first love long before I ever wanted to “Be like Mike” or be stylish and wear my jacket inside out with my hat backward like my favorite actor. Unfortunately, this love slowly took a backseat over the years as things such as basketball, healthcare and tech slowly began consuming much of my life as I matriculated from Junior high school through the beginning of my professional career...."

Viber of the Month : Macy

Viber of the Month : Macy

A boss in her own right, Creative Communications Pro, Macy Harrell is not to be slept on. As one of the driving forces behind The Posh Connect, Macy has spearheaded successful marketing and PR campaigns for businesses in the beauty, lifestyle and consumer category. You can catch her this spring at the How to Date a Boss panel discussion presented by CVG at this year’s Daze Summit. 

Viber of the Month : Warren

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With over 6 years experience in fast paced roles at brands such as Paper Magazine, Gilt, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Warren is a rising star in the fashion industry. He will be bringing his expertise as the first contributor to our blog, so be sure to stay tuned!

Check him out! 

LINKEDIN: @WarrenAdriana 

INSTAGRAM: @WarrenAdriana

TWITTER: @WarrenAdriana 


 

My Real Name is:

Warren Adriana

But The World Knows Me As:

Warren
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If I were a mutant my super power would be:

Shapeshifting
 

Because I am good at:

Adapting to any situation
 

When I am home waiting for my food to cook I like to do this while I wait:

I rarely cook, but I scan my twitter feed for the latest tea and news.

 

When I do not want to cook I like to Order this:

A sandwich from the bodega. Turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.
 

This is the App I use when I want to place an order:

I just call lol
 

The first thing I do when I wake up is:

Drink 16oz of water.
 

The first app I open every day is:

Instagram
 

My guilty food pleasure is:

Cupcakes...especially from Magnolia's Bakery
 

My favorite album of all time is:

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
 

My favorite artist of all time is:

Aaliyah

Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!


 

Job Title and Company Name (or Brand):

Item Setup Associate, Saks Fifth Avenue
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I've been in this position for this many years:

5 months
 

I've been in this industry for this many years:

6 years
 

Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?

Maybe
 

The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is:

Urgent doesn't always really mean urgent.

How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?

I interned at Paper Magazine in 2012 and moved up to freelance on several amazing PR projects #BestExperienceOfMyLife. From that time I realized I wanted to stay in the fashion industry no matter what. I've since moved to the retail side of the industry, navigating the eComm landscape. I'm always looking forward to exploring new opportunities.
 

My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I...

I can't give all my secrets away. But, people always get a kick out of learning I tried my hand at voguing in the ballroom scene (before it became a thing to do!). I even won a trophy once.

 

10 Years ago I was:

A 20yr old lost lamb in NY, figuring life out and too wrapped up in my social life.

 

I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be:

An actor or a doctor.

 

To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to

Anything by Whitney Houston.
 

Phone Call or Text?

Android or iPhone?

Text
Android
 

You can connect with me by following me on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat,Website:

All social media: @WarrenAdriana

CVG at Daze Summit

This past weekend the Curated Vibes Group was invited to attend Daze Summit Spring Break 2017. No not girls gone wild and raging undergraduates binge drinking. But a 7 day stretch filled with panels, business expos and performances in various locations touching Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan.

Daze Summit was created by Scott Morris as an effort to not only showcase music artist but to also raise funds to provide scholarships for high school students who would like to attend college.

By partnering with The Future Project, Daze Music Summit along with the Deans List Tour was able to provide funds to selected students who showed exemplary leadership and academic skills throughout the year to their teachers, peers and faculty members.

It was amazing to be surrounding by melanin within the media industry sharing insight and experiences that not only inspire but inform attendees. Here are some of our key takes away to share:

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Art of Networking - Curated by Multi Artistry Entertainment  

 

Discussion Highlights:

  • “It’s not about networking, it’s about building relationships”

  • Have a goal when attending networking events - focus on quality over quantity when connecting with others

  • Networking can oftentimes be difficult but if  done successfully, those people are signed up for your journey

  • Embrace the connections that you make, you never know where they will take you !

  • Be persistent and know your value

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Don't ever doubt that you are not qualified to be in a room with powerful people or that you are too young or inexperienced to mingle and hold a discussion with someone you aspire to be

  • Be prepared before you even get there

  • Always keep in touch, even if they cannot be of service to you now.

  • Can’t bring everyone with you, you need to know what their goal is for attending the event and what is your goal s and that the two connect or else someone has to stay behind


Do It For the Culture - Curated by
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Discussion Highlights:

  • Hip Hop has shaped social media

    • Has hip hop helped or hurt social media and vice versa?

  • Rapid change and release of music, changes the hip hop standard and has become more business forward, than producing quality art.

  • Turnover of music is about 3 months and on to the next one

    • Get it? Jay-Z & Swizz song? Yes we are corny and proud

  • Using the ways of the hip hop culture to educate children , think of it as Hip Hop nation's Principal

Key Takeaways:

  • Respect the history of hip hop and its origins and use it as a learning tool for new emerging artists and regarding the culture

  • Social media has helped hip hop engagement as well as hip hop has boosted social media greatly

Like A Boss - Curated by Asia Golden

 

Discussion Highlights:

  • Defining the definition of a girl boss and what it means individually

  • How can you be a boss & maintain a romantic relationship?  

  • 3 words to tell someone starting off and/or words that hone true to your hustle
     

Key Takeaways:

  • Three Words:

    • I am A Savage  

    • Energy, Endurance, Consistency

    • Dependable , Passion, Driven

  • Knowing how to keep your friend group separate from a core support group. Needing people in your life that are going to understand that we aren’t going to be able to shoot the shit all day but if we need to vent or if we need someone to assist with a specific skill to make sure you have those key people within your network.

  • The possibility of love and profession are possible, as women we do not need to sacrifice one of the two but it is a matter of not settling and finding a partner who is compatible and supports either emotionally, creatively or both

  • As soon as we think of females doing what men have been doing for years, which is being a boss, we are quick to label them as bitch instead of a boss or a respected hustler

  • The biggest takeaway and similar language amongst the six panelist is the feeling of connection and support amongst other females. It isn’t competition it’s community.
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“Hear My Voice”  - Curated by: Who Did You Meet?

 

Discussion Highlights:

  • The ins & outs of developing a successful podcast

  • Pros and Cons of  independent vs a network

  • What goes into being a good host, co-host and having guests

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s about what people want to hear and what you are talking about.  Keeping it genuine.

  • Podcasts are becoming a saturated market, especially since this is an outlet for the underdogs to have a platform be able to reach the masses. However, if everyone is producing the same material why should a listener give you 45-60 minutes of my time?

  • Energy Attracts Energy, you will find your tribe, you will find your listeners

  • Develop and perfect your thirty Second Elevator Pitch

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“My Writing My Website" - Curated by: Who Did You Meet?

 

Discussion Highlights:

  • How to stay relevant and up to date with the latest news

  • Make sure your source of information is correct

  • Follow the publicists and marketing for the field you are writing about and they will reach out to you to release information

  • Be consistent and organized

  • It is important to put a face to the brand and network , not just sit behind the screen.

  • When getting started, sometimes, you have to invest to be at the best event, to get the worthy perspective.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be Persistent and Tenacious when trying to make a connection. Be strategic email reach out, slide in DM’s (professionally! No BM’s) Respond 24-48 hours

  • Important to Market Yourself, Search hashtags, Use hashtags, Advertise, Publicity Opportunities

  • Dont Claim Negativity - Whose to say you are not qualified? Never put negative thoughts in your head, who is to say you’re not disciplined? You teach yourself all the qualities you need to stay focused and driven  

  • Reach out to the right person and perfect your pitch to the point that they can’t say no

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Although we were unable to attend all of the events or the panels, we still enjoyed the energy around us and overall the mission of the Summit. If you have the chance and opportunity to attend their events or at least donate. Donations and proceed go to assisting a High School Student with dreams of going to college, but does not have the funds to permit it.