Branding Experts to Aid Fledging Businesses in Urban Communities on National Brand Masters Tour
HOUSTON, TX, JANUARY 8, 2015—With the goals of aiding struggling US businesses and joining the charge to re-energize (Black) America, acclaimed entrepreneurs, multimedia, PR and branding extraordinaire(s) Velma Trayham, Trea Davenport and Alex Green are teaming up to present the 2015 BRAND MASTERS TOUR, an affordable, value-packed educational, business-building event to ten US cities beginning on February 21, 2015 in Houston, TX.
According to BRAND MASTERS TOUR Co-Producer Velma Trayham, "Rebuilding (Black) America starts with a hand up the ladder of success, I encourage enterprising business owners to partner with the 2015 Brand Masters Tour as we strive to re-energize (Black) America on a 10 city regeneration event for entrepreneurial growth and success.”
Led by celebrated experts in marketing, PR and branding strategy, the 2015 BRAND MASTER TOUR will discuss pitfalls, setbacks and common mistakes of business owners, while ensuring that attendees get the most bang for their buck in this economy by providing tangible resources, positive perspective, the secrets of generating free publicity and word of mouth proven “how to” methods for getting your brand on the map when no one knows you exist.
ABOUT VELMA TRAYHAM
Velma Trayham uses her education in marketing and business development and experience in PR and branding to lead the ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group team with an inspired, high-impact passion that produces inspired, high-impact results for athletes, religious and political leaders, media personalities, entertainers, speakers and more.
Ms. Trayham consistently places her clients in top shelf magazines, at the right events, in front of the right people and at the top of search rankings to maximize visibility and return on PR investment. She is an expert at crisis management, and has worked with scandal-plagued sports and entertainment stars on brand and personal image rehabilitation.
Based in Houston, TX, Trayham has secured media placements for clients in print & online outlets including (Rolling Out, Sister 2 Sister, Jet, CNN.com, WND.com, Travel Weekly, Ohio News), exposure on broadcast radio and television (The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, Oprah’s Life You Want Tour, The WORD Network), nominations for national and international awards (CNN Heroes, John C. Maxwell Leadership Awards) and more.
ABOUT TREA DAVENPORT
In the past decade, the highly respected agency, led by PR guru and sought after brand and industry “fixer” Trea Davenport launched and re-sparked the careers of popular music talents including multi-platinum and Grammy nominated talents. The Detroit native’s diverse clientele boasts standouts in film/television, publishing, art, business, fashion, politics, sports and fitness, and most notably music.
Davenport’s firm was named the official agency of record for the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball in celebration of President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama in D.C., and Director of Marketing for Trade & Aid: Detroit's Red Carpet Backyard BBQ and Global Opportunity Forum, she was appointed the Deputy Press Secretary to the Honorary Consulate of Republic of Botswana where she aided in the collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Washington, the DC Minority Business Development Agency and Botswana American Chamber of Commerce’s international trade missions.
Davenport was named “Publicist of the Year” in 2011 and has been featured in business journals, and entertainment magazines. She has taught at Fort Valley State, Wayne State and Cal State. Her Krash Kourse and PR University e-Books teach advanced PR tactics to aspiring professionals & entrepreneurs.
ABOUT ALEXANDRA GREEN
The sole owner and CEO of Alex Green Media comes equipped with extensive experience and a genuine understanding of the mass media industry including; video production, project management and corporate photography.
As a senior journalist for Rolling Out, Alex interviewed performing artists, corporate executives, bestselling authors and million dollar entrepreneurs. Her editorial repertoire includes; Tavis Smiley, Soledad O’Brien, Mayor Annise Parker, Counsel Member Sheila Jackson Lee, Solange Knowles, Rap-A-lot Records, Ronald Isley, Les Brown, Stedman Graham and more.
As a photographer, she branched out to create a prominent photography company in Houston, Alex Green Photography. Her clientele has included top corporations, civic groups, government agencies, political leaders, celebrities and fraternal organizations to name a few.