This weeks Exquisite Women feature takes The Black Man Can to sunny Atlanta, GA. Meet Exquisite Woman Tamika Morrison of The “Unagency’. We took sometime to sit down with Tamika and learn more about her and plans for her firm.
TheBlackManCan: Tamika, you are currently the Director of PR + Communications at TWS Marketing Communications (formerly The Write Stylz PR) where you were Founder & President. What led you to found The Write Stylz PR and what led to the name change?
TM: My passion to build a lasting legacy, boldly using my God-given gifts and talents led me to create The Write Stylz PR Firm. As a writer, I enjoy telling the stories of others and I was able to do so in a limited way through writing for magazines and in my corporate career, but it wasn’t fulfilling.
I knew the only way to feel the fullness of my gift was to go out and create it myself! And in 2005 we launched. There is great power in the written word, it oftentimes outlives its author and is truly a great contribution to society if used properly. In late 2009 The Write Stylz PR Firm merged with growthspert Marketing and became TWS Marketing Communications.
TheBlackManCan: What is TWS The ‘UnAgency’ and what is the mission of your company?
TM: TWS ‘The UnAgency’ is our intentional announcement of changing the game of traditional marketing communications in the way we work, how we are structured and how we choose our talent to add value to international brands.
Because our agency was founded by two media entrepreneurs, there are some components about being entrepreneurs we absolutely love and will keep in our agency, no matter how large we grow. We appreciate flexibility, we appreciate freedom of expression and understand in order to be the most competitive we need to intentionally be representative of those who make up our global society. Our mission is to build a multi-cultural media company able to influence the media at-large with different perspectives and different stories that really make up the truth of our world. We plan to do this in every area we touch – in PR, Marketing, Branding, Radio, Print and Broadcasting.
TheBlackManCan: Can you tell us about the Unique approach that The ‘UnAgency’ takes?
TM: Our unique approach is in our core values: entrepreneurship, freedom of expression, appreciation for culture and belief that everyone has the ability to add value if given the opportunity. Our mission is to build a multi-cultural media company able to influence the media at-large with different perspectives and different stories that really make up the truth of our world. We plan to do this in every area we touch – in PR, Marketing, Branding, Radio, Print and Broadcasting.
TheBlackManCan: What are some upcoming events that The ‘UnAgency’ has on its agenda?
TM: Glad you asked! We have so much going on! On May 15th we will have FashionGLAM 2010, which is a partnership with TWS & Chocolate Pink Productions to help raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Click here for the full invite.
On June 6th – I’ll be representing TWS in a half marathon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in San Diego. For details and to make a contribution of any amount, please click here.
On June 12th – We’re helping All About Me Events Launch ‘Hatitude’ a celebration of life & health to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation .
On June 25th – We’re helping The Ken Ford Foundation launch its groundbreaking music and arts program at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur with a benefit concert FREE to children 0 – 18. Click here for details.
On June 25th – 26th – Pro Kids Camp will be underway led by former NFL Player, Junior Glymph of the G.L.Y.M.P.H Foundation
We’re also launching our first TweetUp in June, so stay tuned for details – as you can see, we’re QUITE busy!!! You can stay abreast of what we’re doing and what’s on our agenda by listening to our weekly media arts & culture radio program, The Greenlight Project by visiting our blog, The UnAgency Approach.
TheBlackManCan: How did you find your passion for Public Relations?
TM: I think Public Relations found me! I started off my career as a freelance writer and poet and through my networking as a writer, I met people who appreciated how I told their story and that’s when it hit me that I could become a publicist.
TheBlackManCan: On the “About” page of the website it says “Nothing about me is ordinary! Where I come from and how my career came to be is a tale of determination and the audacity to dream…Big!” Can you give us more insight into this statement?
TM: Absolutely. We all have dreams and imaginations as children – or we should. One of my biggest dreams was to be of importance and at first I really didn’t know what that really meant. I was thinking doctor or teacher, but then I saw the movie ‘Boomerang’ and that’s what did it for me. From that point on, I nurtured the desire to be a leader within me and pushed myself every chance I got until it manifested and it continues to manifest in ways I never thought possible.
TheBlackManCan: What is the legacy that you want to leave?
TM: I’d like to leave a legacy that speaks to my determination to see my goals and plan manifest. To push through the odds and allowing nothing to stop me – whether physical, emotional or mental, keep pushing and see those rewards for doing so happen before your very eyes. I want to be a positive role model for what to do and what to become as a woman.
TheBlackManCan: What words of advice do you want to leave with youth?
TM: Never give up and don’t settle for less – not in anything. It will be hard to go against the grain and you’ll be tempted to give in, and you still might. But be quick to recognize when you’ve strayed off course and do whatever it takes to get your focus back.
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