Nostalgia Marketing and a Midnight Birthday Surprise!

Nostalgia Marketing and a Midnight Birthday Surprise - KOTAW Content Marketing

Just after midnight — so officially my birthday, December 27th — my sister Kelsey exclaimed with glee, “Oh, you have something you can open NOW!” My mom had gone to our P.O. box that evening to pick up our mail, knowing Kelsey had birthday gifts for me waiting there, and had put all the mail in a bag on her bed, telling me not to peak. But now I could peak, as Kelsey had just discovered a surprise that didn’t have to wait until my birthday … [Read more...]

My Latest Acting Role — a Monologue About the Women’s March — and What My Performance Taught Me About My Personal Brand

Actress Brijana Prooker Women's March monologue

“What’s wrong with a girl being competitive, assertive, ambitious?” asks my artist friend Sharna Fulton. Without hesitation, she answers her own question: “NOTHING.” Society, of course, would like us to believe otherwise. Change a single word in Sharna’s statement — specifically, replace “boy” with “girl” — and the only response you’re likely to incite is “DUH!” So why does the word “girl” incite such controversy and fear? Why does being … [Read more...]

Standing Out and Standing Up: Pit Bulls and Your Personal Brand

Pit Bulls and Personal Branding co-founder Bri Prooker shares what she learned about standing out by standing up (for pits) at Stand Up For Pits Hollywood with Rebecca Corry.

Dogs, kindness and magic. Those three words are all I need to describe my experience going to the Stand Up For Pits Hollywood event with my sister Kelsey at the beginning of November. It’s a memory we will both hold dear in our hearts forever. I’m so grateful to my mom for splitting the cost of tickets with me so we could surprise Kelsey on her birthday in September with news that she’d be attending the sold-out event as one of her … [Read more...]

Inspired by an ANGEL: How to Use Storytelling in Social Media to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with Your Brand

Inspired by an Angel - Use storytelling in social media to make audience fall in love with your brand - KOTAW Content Marketing

In January 2015, we fell in love with a dog we never met, a rescue pittie named Angel. Through the power of social media, we followed Angel on her daily adventures — from cookie store shenanigans and beach frolics, to year-round attempts at Trick or Treating — all thanks to her mom Rebecca Corry’s generosity in sharing her Angel with all of us. We greeted the day with her as she basked in the morning sun, and at nighttime, after reading … [Read more...]

Tell a Good Brand Story, and Never Receive a Bad Present Again!

Tell a Good Brand Story, and Never Receive a Bad Present Again! | KOTAW Content Marketing

I made a brand promise to introduce KOTAW’s readers to anything that earns my KOTAWesome stamp of approval — and also to offer you a sneak peak into my “off the clock” adventures. This blog keeps both those promises. What’s KOTAWesome? Anything that makes me smile, makes me laugh, inspires me, or makes me want to show “Here, here!" And that definition explains without a doubt why this blog is dedicated to artist, designer and my very … [Read more...]