Be on Top

My name is Arielle (ARR-ree-EL), a name that is constantly butchered and everyone is interested in the origin. The truth is that while in the pregnant with me, my mom watched General Hospital where one of the characters was named Arielle. My mom felt as though this woman was beautiful both inside and out, she…

ADTravels: New Orleans

This most recent trip to New Orleans was special to me because, although I have been a few times to visit family, this was my first time going to Mardi Gras as an adult. The experience was truly unforgettable and I hope that each of you get to experience it as well. This trip we…

#TTLAChallenge

After hearing about the #TTLAChallenge and seeing the video of actress Tabitha Brown I had to give it a try. For those of you that haven’t heard, the Smoked TTLA sandwich was created by Dennis Horton as a vegan substitute for the BLT. Between the slices of ciabatta bread sandwich you will find tempeh, tomato,…

New Year, Better Version of Me

New Years Resolutions are a commitment we all make to ourselves knowing that somewhere in the year we are going to revert back to our old ways. Unless you are in that elite group of overachievers that can just go out and be great all the time, you know what I’m talking about. You end…

ADTravels: Prague

After leaving Oktoberfest in Germany we took a bus to Prague, the seven hour journey was no easy feat for the hungover version of me however once exploring the city center my plight was well worth it. Only having been there for a little over a day and a half we made the most of…

ADTravels: Munich

I went to Munich (Courtesy of Lufthansa Airlines) to attend the internationally known OKTOBERFEST celebration. Originally a wedding reception meant for citizens to celebrate the nuptials of  Crown Prince Ludwig I and his bride, Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, this party has been held annually since October 1810. Since then it has grown exponentially, and has played…

Beginning my Bullet Journal

Trying to create ways that allow for me to be my most productive self. After learning about bullet journals I have taken the dive with my sister. These are my thoughts in the first few days of bullet journaling.

Using Social Media to Break the Internet

Last evening, Drake made an attempt to break the internet by releasing an album with no promo through iTunes. The 17 track mixtape features appearance from Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Sales projections are at 500,000 units before the end of Saturday – that is a gold record goal before with less than three…

Increase your Reach Across Platforms

I am not one to push my religion on other people but my Washington DC church home (@CapCityChurchDC) is amazingly progressive. One sermon that I often revisit came from the Executive Pastor, @HarrisonWilder, on October 06, 2013. The sermon entitled ‘Great Faith. Little Faith.’ spoke about reach, and ways to increase your reach across platforms…

5 signs you’re not cut out for PR

Originally posted on PRDaily in March 2013 then Dec 2013 at PRDaily.com. Written by Scott Signore.  While my firm is incredibly fortunate to employ some of the very best PR and social media practitioners, we’ve also had a number of staff members who simply weren’t cut out for our business. Sure, they were good, hard-working people,…

5 Unexpected Ways To Build Your Personal Brand

Originally posted on December 10, 2013 by William Arruda onForbes.com Sometimes, effective personal branding requires nixing conventional wisdom. Here are five tips to help you increase your visibility, influence and success. 1. Be Lazy. One misconception about personal branding is that you need to constantly create new content to build your brand. For the overworked,…

Inspirational Quote: November

Whenever I feel bad, I use the feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. Beyonce I believe that adopting Beyonce’s attitude towards moving forward when the going gets tough is important. I  live a better life than this mega-star being that the world isn’t watching…