About My Work
I started working in the performing arts industry after attending Colgate University in 1981. My early work included personal management of upstart music artists, fashion show producer, and concert promoter.
I probably logged-in thousands of miles traveling up and down the I-91 and I-95 corridor from Hartford, Connecticut, where I am from, doing shows in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia, showcasing some pretty awesome talent in Fashion, Music and Acting.
I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 where I worked the Centennial Olympic games. I sold a relatively new item to Olympic patrons at the Georgia Dome that banks were really making an investment in called, Debit Cards. These debit cards were a combination money card and a sports card that featured images of the great Olympians competing at the games.
That type of marketing and promotion work during the Atlanta Olympics, and my subsequent work as a recruiter for staffing needs post Olympics, allowed me to transition my management work with artists, to marketing and public relations work.
As a freelance Public Relations Consultant, my clients have included the NBA's only licensed female designer of women's sports apparel, Deborah Williams of Her Game 2 (www.hergame2.com); The Sickle Cell Anemia Disease Association of America (www.scdaaofsouthernct.org); Gospel Artist and 2009 NAACP Image Award nominee, Omega Bugembe Okello (www.omegaworldmusic.com); Electric Soul Singer, Esnavi (www.esnavi.com); and actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph (www.sherylleeralph.com), to name a few.
My current clients include, Actors, Troy Bland, and James Bond film icon, Trina "Thumper" Parks; Author, April Alisa Marquette; The Music Heals Project; La Danse Noire; and Music Development Incorporated (MDI).
As a writer and blogger, I have published works on Hub Pages, Gospel Innovation and SHEEN magazine, as well as published news articles in New York papers, Harlem World and Black Star News. I am currently working with author, Olivier Stephenson, on a screenplay about the life and times of America's first female millionaire, Madam CJ Walker.
My media production work also includes writing and producing internet and commercial radio shows. In 2013 I developed show content and booking talent for Tony nominated award winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, for "The Sheryl Lee Ralph D.I.V.A. Talk Radio Show". I am currently developing a radio program for Al Roker's big cousin, and former Record Exec and Movie Producer, Renny Roker, for "The Renny Roker Radio Show".
Gain a New Perspective
If you are looking to find new ways to market your artistry, service or product in this social media age we live in, but are unsure of how to go about doing that, or you have limited time and money to just purchase expensive Ads, contact me for a free consultation. I just might be able to help you gain a new perspective on how to effectively reach your market and industry goals. Send me a query on the Say Hello contact link , or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Robert Walker ~ P.R. Guy
Atlanta * New York * Los Angeles