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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Going Nowhere Fast

So it seems that my quest for PR greatness is slowly coming to a halt. I have been applying for jobs for over two years, I have probably been on about 5000 interviews and I've done more networking than the law should allow. At this point - I am just wondering what direction I should take. Sometimes I wonder, if Fashion PR is just a dream that will never be fulfilled.

Everyday all I do is read PR news, blogs and the discussion forums from Young PR Pros feeling like I am involved with the industry (which in a way I am), but then again I am not. I do freelance work part-time, but at the beginner(s) level of PR - its hard to prove yourself without people calling you a wanna-be.

So, a couple days ago I was contacted by a colleague in the Young PR Pros group about a PR position over at Baby Phat. The Public Relations Director - BJ Coleman is looking for a PR Coordinator. So of course I applied - over the past few days I have been communicating with Mr. Coleman back and forth and I cannot tell you how excited I am to even have a conversation with him. BJ Coleman is one of the hottest figures in Celebrity PR, he is a former TV host and Celebrity Personal Assistant. Awww how I dream to be in the shoes of Mr. Coleman one day. Funny how life works though - just when I was giving up, someone contacts me with this information. The crazy thing is - even though I know my chances of getting it is probably slim ( just keeping it real, not being negative) its crazy how I am consistently getting MAJOR contacts within the industry. Maybe this will lead to a job one day. For now I will continue to dream. :)

Photo: (left to right) Baby Phat Publicist BJ Coleman, Kimmora Lee Simmons, Creative Director of Baby Phat & KLS Collections, Vanessa Simmons Daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC and one lucky girl.

7 comments:

Brittany Mayo said...

keep hope alive..if you can dream it..you can achieve it. What comes too easy isn't worth it in the end!

Paull Young said...

Keep at it! Fashion PR is a tremendously hard industry to break into - but judging your persistance and how good this blog looks you've clearly got some of the right stuff.

Anyone who is willing to put themselves out there (like you have with this blog) is clearly not a pretender.

Best of luck with the hunt...

Anonymous said...

Girl, you are one of the most determined people I know. I have faith and trust in God that you will continue to be FAB*YOU:) Keep the faith honey!!

Christian Angel said...

That is the bomb Ms. Thang! bI don't know if I've told yu before, but you trully inspire me, and probably a whole lot of people. Don't look at all this leg work as a waste. Think of as training; a lesson in character building. If you were able to ge into the industry easily, how long would you last? You are just developing thick skin so when you bust on the scene, people will know your there to stay!

Anonymous said...

A year later...DID YOU GET THE GIG?:-)








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Pinkie said...

No I didn't get the gig :) But I did get a really good job somewhere else!!!

Tianna said...

I just came across the post and it spoke to me! I'm in the same position that your in! lol, glad u did find a gig!! im still looking to find mine!!! any tips or suggestions?

btw, im working on a blog called piechaser.com, an inspirational, motivational blog for people who are looking to 'break in' you have to check it you when it's uP!