We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Taylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
After taking an interest in the sports and entertainment industry and witnessing talented entertainers say or do things that could have the public second guess their likeness, I thought to create an outlet that allows the riskier client to express their truth in a positive light. I wanted to be the one to tell their story the way they intended it to be told. I thought to myself, how can I create an opportunity for entertainers to be themselves in the light of the media– no filters, just kind truth.
I saw a gap in the PR and Management industry where there was a need of media training and image management for artists who have been painted unfavorable in image to the public eye.
PRB Media was created to provide full public relations and management services to entertainers who are unapologetically attractive, ideal and bold– which allows us to take risks with the clients truth and tell the most relatable stories about our clients. We create sexy and compelling campaigns for risky clientele.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
PRBabe Media was founded in 2016 as a full service Public Relations firm that has since grown to offer services that cater to the PR, Marketing, Management and blogging industries. My business is set apart from other PR firms because we target clients who are risky, bold and unapologetically themselves. We like the challenge of persuasion and we encourage our clients to be exactly who they are. We take who they truly are and then brainstorm creative, relatable ways to tell their stories to the public. We create sexy and compelling content through digital media and manage the name and image likeness of artists and entertainers.
I am most proud of working with aspiring artists. I enjoy the process of development and also the growth journey I get to witness from an artist who has worked with us from the time of development until a project is finished. I am proud of all of PRB’s accomplishments but my most proud moment to date was to have the opportunity to take part in storytelling and media coverage at the 2021 Revolt Summit.
Starting the business was easy but staying the course has always been a challenge. Working in media is not a fast reward– success does not happen overnight. This business is something that you have to be dedicated to everyday. You have to work towards your end goal everyday, whether there is a paycheck attached to it or not.
I was able to overcome my challenges by working through adversity and by reminding myself that a bit of sacrifice today can catapult you toward success tomorrow. I always tell myself “baby steps today, CEO tomorrow” and that is a simple mantra that says if I keep working, even a little bit everyday, I’ll eventually have what I want.
Along the way, I’ve learned that straight and narrow is not always the answer when running a business. Sometimes you have to find a new route to get the same results, and that’s okay. I also learned to never take advice from anyone who was not assigned to your vision. Don’t listen to the naysayers. If you can’t stop thinking about it, chances are it’s waiting for you too.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m pretty new to the city of Atlanta, but prior to moving here I’ve been to a few spots that I’ve enjoyed. I’m looking forward to exploring new places but recently I’ve been to New Orleans Daquiri and they have great food, music and drinks. For steaks, Cutters is really good! South City Kitchen is a must.
If you’re feeling fancy or romantic, dinner for two at the SunDial is a beautiful restaurant with views of the city from 70 stories high. For a hot night out, I’d recommend a bar or nice adult entertainment spot! Of course, hitting the State Farm Arena for an Atlanta Hawks game is a must. Those are all things I’d be caught doing in Atlanta.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to all of the little black and brown girls who dream to work in the sports and entertainment industry. Thank you to the women who sit in the seats that I long to sit in and to the Queens who didn’t stop at No.
I’d also like to shoutout my HBCUs Miles College, which changed my life and Clark Atlanta University School of Business where I am currently furthering my education. To my family, who has been the most supportive and to my friends who constantly show up with love and encouragement…Thank you for everything.
Photos taken by Panda (@ooh_panda_shot_that)