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...]

Sex Sells, Stories Compel: Connect with Your Audience Through Brand Storytelling

Connect with your audience through brand storytelling - KOTAW Content Marketing

Angelina Jolie once told an interviewer that love scenes were the easiest of any to film because she could find something sexy about any costar. The far bigger challenge was making an emotional connection to another actor, forming a genuine bond that didn’t rely on exposed body parts and that carried through to the movie’s end credits. Her words apply equally well to brand storytelling. It’s relatively easy to hook your audience with any … [Read more...]

Defining and Choosing Happiness: How a Painful, Personal Rebranding Saved My Life

Personal rebranding story | Bri Prooker - KOTAW Content Marketing, brand storytelling in Los Angeles

There’s no such thing as bad PR, but is branding the bad really so bad? For me, it was a lifesaver. In the past year and a half, I have been rushed to the emergency room three times, been officially deemed disabled and been hospitalized for what one of the most renowned rheumatologists in the country declared “an extremely weird variation” of “an extremely rare autoimmune disease” for which “there are no case studies” — so “maybe it could … [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...]