We had the good fortune of connecting with BJ Orr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi BJ, what is the most important factor behind your success?
My Network! You can study and work your butt off for years and never find yourself getting ahead. Key opportunities help to foster an environment for growth and development; providing you with opportunities to fail forward, gaining essential experience along the way. I received a majority of my key opportunities via associates, family and friends. I then used those opportunities as a means to leverage new opportunities and grow my brand. What you know is important; but who you know is vital!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a storyteller! I enjoy helping brands/individuals communicate their initiatives, product benefits and passions to their audience. I love producing original content that influences, entertains, enlightens & informs! I feel as though I play a key role in educating audiences on key social matters that affect communities around the globe. It’s been a long road but determination, perseverance, key relationships and a continual want to learn & grow have been my saving grace! My father told me years ago; “BJ you have to keep going. If you stop, it will never happen for you”
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
So much to do and so little time. 🙂 I would start out with a visit to the Peter St. District and grab some breakfast. That afternoon we would likely rent bikes and take a tour of the beltline while getting some fresh air and exercise in. The next day we would hit up a day party in the Edgewood district and then take a stroll downtown along Peachtree to check out a new restaurant in the Midtown area. That weekend I would take my bud and the kids to 6 flags so that we could relive our childhood lol. Would definitely need a nap after that because that night we are going out to The Battery in Marietta to enjoy some good food, drinks and great vibes! I love the the many districts Atlanta has that provide a variety of food and drink options for visitors. Atlanta is truly the City under the trees!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I definitely have to attribute my continued success to people like Mark Bryant for introducing me to key clients like Delta Air Lines and Melt. I have to thank Dr. Perkins and Ed Stephenson (RIP) for providing me with opportunities at me weakest moments. My friends and family for supporting my brand on social media. And I have to thanks platforms like voyage for allowing me to share my story.
Linkedin: BJ Orr https://www.linkedin.com/in/bjorr/
Yelp: Bcreative Media
Youtube: BCreative Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqt82pVPZzlvJyAbo8nY2TQ/
Delta Air Lines, Overtone Agency, Year Up Atlanta, Resolve Media Group, Heardscreek Productions, Smith & Howard, Covenant House Georgia