My Grammy Award Invite Envelope!
Ok so normally I wouldn’t write anything about me in this blog but this time I feel justified. After about 15 years in the PR business and working with talent and brands of varying calibers, I finally got my first Grammy Award invitation, addressed to ME!!! Perhaps it is really nothing but for me it is a benchmark moment. While it is not a moment that says “you made it”, it certainly makes one feel like they are moving up the ladder.
Pardon me while my ego does backflips, etc., which at my age I physically probably shouldn’t do LOL. This moment serves to remind me that overnight success is a rarity and usually only appears to be “overnight” to those on the outside looking in. To the person putting in the work and fighting personal/professional doubts, etc., times like these serve as motivating events that drive them to work harder, have greater intestinal fortitude and continue to look for those things that set themselves apart from the crowd.
Over the last 15 years Doby PR has had the opportunity to grow with clients like Lazie Bone of Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, production of overseas promotional tours for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the USO in support of troops in harms way. All of these things have given me personal gratification and a professional portfolio that adds a distinct flavor to my not so high profile projects. I am really proud to be a member of the Recording Academy and even more dedicated to becoming a “go to” guy in the world of Urban Entertainment Public Relations.
If you made it to this part of my joyous rant…Thanks for your patience!