Check out my Q&A with Chicago publicist David Nobel

July 16, 2010

I recently got a chance to head back to sweet home Chicago. My DjDaisyDeesh blog is all about my journey in the fashion industry and the amazing people I meet or have met who inspire me and keep me living my dream as a fashion designer/brand ambassador/creative director. I get the opportunity to make a DJ mix of incredible inspiring artists and share it with you. To me that = Bliss. I love finding inspiring people from my home town CHICAGO (I am in NYC building my empire but OPRAH I am working hard to give CHICAGO the recognition when I find it ..Hope you hear me & maybe I can sit on your couch before your show ends :)) Remember THINK SAY DO!


Here is my 6 degrees of separation on how I met the amazing David Nobel. For my Spring 2010 campaign look book called Boy Meets Musician Girl (can check out here) one of the amazing artists featured was Eunice 'Zera' Quiñones (twitter @EunicitaQ) with Dorian Grey( twitter @NickSlay) .




Through Zera & Nick ... David Nobel was introduced to me. And it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Chicago's amazing Publicist David Nobel (you can follow David on twitter here @davidakadin)


1. What is the most rewarding and most challenging part of being a publicist?

Personally for me I love to see the pitches become media placements if they are blogs, TV, radio or online. I respect all media on the same level. Maybe it’s because I came from the other side, meaning editorial, as I was the Executive Editor of The PUB Report, thepubreport.com for about 8 years. That is where I made all my contacts with publicists all across the nation and then In 2007 I became their colleague when I launched DLN Marketing Communications and Consulting – DLN MCC.

I would say the most challenging thing about publicity is the initial pitch especially when you are trying to sell a media person a story about your client. I love challenges and I love taking something no one knows anything about and making it news worthy to media. Many don’t realize press is an important component in a new campaign. Any product whether it be a new recording artist, new product launch, a play, book or whatever, needs to be positioned through aggressive grassroot efforts so they can brand themselves within the marketplace. It’s very key and crucial to have that element but a dynamic marketing plan needs to be in place along with other factors.

2. You mentioned some great places to check out stylists and stores in Chicago? Please give some favorites you like? vintage spots etc?

Chicago is a hidden sleeper spot when it comes to anything fashion because we are a Midwestern city. But don’t let that fool you because there are some extremely talented stylists and designers who have emerged and have worked with some great celebrity clients outside of the market. Check out Law Roach, Kevin Hill aka FlyNerd, and Siobhan Strong just to name a few. In regards to shops and boutiques, there are plenty and some of my favorites include: Deliciously Vintage, PHLI, Leaders, Akira and even Plato’s Closet where you can truly get a bargain on contemporary clothing.


3. Chicago is a great place to live, where do you like to go on the weekends? Restaurant, club? I like lounges because you can relax and in the Summer I like to go to the Wit, on the rooftop. But when I am in the mood for a club, I will go to Lumen, Sound Bar, Sunda and Enclave but there are other hotspots that I will venture to.

4. What is your favorite fashion staple? I am simple. I love jeans especially distressed or ripped jeans (not exaggerated), classic white shirt or oxford, loafers suede or leather. Also I like T-Shirts that have a statements or a picture of an icon especially music artists. I have some with 2Pac, Method Man, Bob Marley and Janet from her Infamous cover Janet.


5. Tell us more about some of the clients you represent?

  • Drew Sidora is an all-around entertainer and entrepreneur who has enormous talent and is just the beginning with her career as she has released her debut singles to the world. Goteamdrew.com

  • FlyNerd AKA Kevin Hill is an extremely creative and gifted designer and stylist who is very visionary for the future of fashion. flynerdonline.com
  • Mary Datcher is a marketing music maven that has artist management , record promotions and events planning experience. She produces a huge music conference called Global Mixx and an industry mixer called Collabo. (collabomusicindustry.com)

Thank you David. Stay tune for my future collaborations with David and some of his clients.
Have a Beautiful Weekend. -DjDaisyDeesh-Aka Stacy

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