Tag: Influencers


And it’s a wrap! The fifth annual VJMedia Mixology is in the bag and we showed out for Miami this time around! First off, let me say thank you to each and everyone who attended this year’s soiree. When I created this concept event in 2012, it was with the single goal of connecting the incredible brands that I work with Miami’s most influential entrepreneurs...

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It’s been four years since I signed on as the Music Director and Curator for Hispanicize after hosting the event the year before. In 2012, I presented the power brands Co-Founder and Music Supervisor Katherine Johnson Gunn an opportunity to not only engage social influencers and markets, but to introduce a platform to which every Latino could relate to; music! Together we’ve gone on to...

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The Career & Networking Fair at the N.U.L. Experience at the National Urban League Conference in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Photo by Mikki K. Harris

How many times have you left an event and felt so inspired by the message that you literally run home to write all about what you learned? How many times have you walked away from an experience and remembered quotes and testimonies that you’ll take with you for a lifetime? This was the case for me at this year’s National Urban League #SaveOurCities conference in...

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Monster Products is known for their star studded brand synergies with celebs like Shaquille O’Neal, Meek Mill, ASAP Rocky and even UFC Champion Ronda Rousey, but this week the iconic music and lifestyle brand took things up a few notches with the announcement of their latest collaboration with famed soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The pair launched a collaboration premiering Ronaldo’s new headphones and audio accessories...

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Benari Stuart's custom wall.

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost that time again! One idea created three years ago on the beach over a glass of wine and my favorite notepad, sparked a mini revolution in the event world in Miami. It began as a concept to simply bring people together that I work with from all walks of media and entertainment who simply needed to connect. How...

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What a moment and an honor celebrating these Women of Impact with Cadillac. Special Night.

The fall is always such an exciting time for Vanessa James Media. It’s a​ good​ time for me to reflect on the year ​and ​a great opportunity to look at the upcoming season. Last year​, I​​ sat on the beach and I thought about ways that I could celebrate my brand while bringing together amazing women in South Florida who are incredible at what they...

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Somebody's gotta do it! Might as well be #VJMedia.

Clearly by now you know that I’m quite the car enthusiast! I love getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle to get the skinny on what’s new, what makes it unique and what readers like you would appreciate. This past week, I was invited by the team at Ford Motors to take a tour of Miami Beach in one of the most talked about...

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5 Takeaways every entreprenuer can use from the #BEWPC.

If I could best describe my first experience at this year’s ​B​lack ​E​enterprise ​W​omen of ​P​ower ​S​ummit, it would compare to the perfect trifle that you don’t want to stop eating. ​Layers of knowledge​,​ incredible networking​,​ the nations most powerful businesswomen​, ​dynamic speakers​ and panels​​ were all wrapped ​into​ 72 hours​ of deliciousness. I’m honored to have been invited by General Motors and the Chevrolet family to take...

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The Sobe Wine and Food Festival, always a hit!

Every February on the sands of Miami Beach​, t​hings start to smell and ​taste just a little fancier. There’s a signature event that comes roaring into town that the entire cit​y​ ge​ars up. It’s the ​F​ood ​N​etwork’s South Beach ​W​ine and ​F​ood Festival and every year it seems to blow the expectations off the previous.​ ​This year I was invited by my friends at General...

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