The DIMPR Podcast is a platform where digital influencers and PR professionals discuss their evolving relationship by Vanessa Abron
Season 2 Episode 8: Agency Abron
On this episode of the DIMPRP Podcast, host Vanessa Abron has a very candid conversation with the Agency Abron interns as they talk about public relations, social media, influencer relations, and valuing self. This is probably one of the most open, honest, and forthright conversations on the DIMPRP Podcast to date.
Season 2 Episode 7 "PR Professional Brittany Sykes"
Founder of her namesake PR firm, Brittany Sykes PR, Brittany Sykes has a decade’s worth of impressive communications experience under her belt. Her work at L.A-based Levine Communications alone earned her clients spots on the front page of USA Today, segments with Today and Rachael Ray Every Day, and coverage in Redbook. In this episode of the DIMPRP Podcast, Brittany and Vanessa discuss what they hate about PR, managing client expectations, their dream clients, and more. Vanessa also shares her thoughts on the evolution of influencing.
Season 2 Episode 6 "PR Professional Mika Stambaugh"
Founder and president of The MAS Ink, Mika Stambaugh, guest stars. The Chicago, Hyde Park neighborhood native is known for her groundbreaking creative strategies in the world of communications. In addition, Mika’s lengthy list of accomplishments include spearheading the communication strategies for high-profile companies like Lyft, Uber, and AirBnb, serving on the Board of Directors for the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and winning an Emmy in 2008 as a Field Producer at CBS 2 News Chicago. Mika and Vanessa discuss relationship building and stepping out of comfort zones, and picking each other’s brains in the age of COVID-19. Mika also details her experience as a mentor.
Season 2 Episode 5 "Influencer Malvika Sheth"
Malvika Sheth, a fashion and beauty content creator, discusses how her love for fashion and self expression bloomed. In this episode of the DIMPRP Podcast, Malvika touches on body issues and insecurities, and the cultural clash of being a content creator within an Asian household. There is also a passionate discussion over the need for brands, especially luxury brands, to expand to be inclusive and diverse.
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Season 2 Episode 4 "Influencer Brendan Robinson"
Brendan Robinson, an actor most notably by his role as Lucas Gottesman in Pretty Little Liars, chronicles maintaining social media and being an entertainer during the pandemic. In this episode of the DIMPRP Podcast, Brendan discusses his history in acting and how it ties into his role as an influencer, and the struggles of finding his unique voice on social media. Both him and Vanessa also weigh on the correlation of authenticity and success on social media.
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Season 2 Episode #3- "Media Maven Josanta Gray"
Josanta Gray is the founder and CEO of a boutique management firm, Grayscale Media. Gray previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer behind Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics and developed strategies for brands like Ulta, Daya by Zendaya, and California Baby. On this episode of the DIMPRP Podcast, Josanta discusses her learning curve as an indie brand founder, her experiences working with major brands and licensing strategies, and the importance of supporting and working with Black-owned beauty brands. Be sure to use the code DIMPRP for 15% off on her new “How to Build a Product Business” course for new entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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