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Catch the Industry Secrets Shared at Moguls In Media

Hey Cuties,

Last week I attended the Moguls in Media DC stop on their multi-city tour. Last year I went to Philly to attend the event and now they are taking the show on the road. After fighting the DC traffic, we gathered at the WeWork space on K Street. They’ve become popular in the area but this was my first time at one of their locations. One of my favorite PR professionals was on the panel and it is always nice to see my industry friends.

I received a complimentary ticket for this event.

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Damian Brown

Damian served up his PB&J meatballs and mac & cheese with crumbled corn chips.

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Media Panelist

L to R: Terrence Nelson, TVOne Producer – Regan Farley, My PR Agency & NAACP – Patrice Tartt, Black Enterprise – Darcel, Moguls in Media – Mikea Turner, WUSA 9 Reporter – PR veteran Candice Nicole, Candice Nicole PR & Women Who Hustle

  • The media industry looks glamorous but it is hard work.
  • You need tough skin to survive this industry.
  • As a woman, be mindful of how you carry yourself.
  • This is still a male dominated field.
  • Don’t get caught up in what you see on social media. People get jealous of the finished product because they didn’t see the struggle.
  • Make sure that this is an industry you love, some days that will be the only thing that keeps you going.
  • Hold on to your friends and family, they will keep you grounded.
  • As you get busy don’t forget your family and friends; make time for those that mean the most.
  • Learn all that you can, don’t just be in front of the camera, like to work behind the camera as well.

The best way to learn about this business is to be in the room with people who live it every day.

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Darcel, Moguls in Media Founder

Moguls in Media Founder, Darcel Laurie moderated the discussion.

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Mogul Margaritas

After the panel discussions, Star Tenders Bartending School provided margaritas. I had to get home to check homework so I didn’t get to taste; because motherhood is a full-time job. While we mixed and mingled and snapped pictures DJ Scheme kept the party going.

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Mi & Darcel

It was nice to see Darcel again, congrats to her and all her accomplishments. This industry isn’t an easy one to navigate.

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Guest left with Swag Bags by Sheen Magazine.

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MimiCuteLips® started in 2010, it’s a place to come and share life experiences. Mimi is a lifestyle blogger, a mother of two, an Operations Manager by day, the business owner of From Mi To You and a naturalista. She blogs about life as she sees it, lives it, and loves it (or not)! The purpose of this blog is to share her voice. Like many others, she lives a life that requires her to wear multiple hats. From DIY projects, parenting, business adventures, love, travel recaps and more.

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  1. robin masshole mommy

    Oh wow, that sounds like an AMAZING event. I would have been there, too. Sounds so informational.

  2. candy

    Sounds like a ton of hard work and a difficult industry for a woman to break into. Hope all women carry themselves well but don’ t let their ego or drive get in the way of human kindness. Wonderful event from looks of your photos. Is it only for the African American community?

  3. Jeanette

    Well it looks like that was a very cool weekend! I bet the food was outstanding in those drinks look delicious even if you missed the bartending school! You get to enjoy the drinks without having to make them that is perfect in my mind LOL.

  4. Katie Kinsley

    It is so true to stay grounded when advancing and not let “fame/fortune” go to your head. Great advice!

  5. lisa

    What a great event. Looks like another great learning adventure and those margaritas look good too!

  6. Christy Maurer

    It’s great when you get to hear about the media field from people who live it every day. I’m sure you learned a lot from them!

  7. Doria

    Oooh looks like you had a fabulous time! I agree, working in the media looks glamorous but phew the work!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Awesome event! I am sorry you missed the chance to sample those margaritas, but kudos to you! You made sure that parenting is always the top priority in your life. I have a niece working in the industry of media arts and it is a tough job!

  9. Claudia Krusch

    I love to go to events like this one. I am looking forward to a few this summer. These are great photos.

  10. Pam

    You go to the coolest events! Those margaritas are pretty, it’s a shame you didn’t get to try one. Maybe next event.

  11. Jacqui S

    Looks like a fun event! Those margarita’s look yummy. I could use of them right about now lol.

  12. Marysa

    Sounds like a really fun event! I haven’t been to something like this, what a cool experience. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kiwi

    You love covering events like me and I always love your recaps. Those mogul margaritas looks really good!

  14. Rebecca Swenor

    This looked like am amazing event indeed. It is awesome to learn more about any business from those people that are in it like the media industry. The meatballs sound amazing by the ways along with the margarita. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  15. Parris

    Totally interested in catching the next Mom event! Thanks for the info!

  16. ShaBree

    Looked like a great event. The best way to learn about this business is to be in the room with people who live it every day. So true!

  17. Nikka Shae

    What a fun event! Everyone looks great and those Martini look so good too!

  18. Tamara Bowman

    It’s super hard work and I’m really glad they shared that aspect! It’s not all glam and glitz.

  19. Jay Colby

    This seems like an great event. Also a great chance to network with very talented people.

  20. Terrence

    Thanks for the write up!

  21. Paula Bendfeldt

    Sounds like a really awesome and interesting event. Those margaritas look amazing!

  22. Tiffany

    This looks like such an awesome and fun event!! I need to look into this and see if it will be in my area anytime soon! I love stuff like this!

  23. Tanya Barnett

    Great advice Mimi! It is so important to not compare yourself to other brands.

  24. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    Very cool event. It looks like you had a great time. I’m sure there was some very sage business advice given that night.

  25. Ngumabi

    Great advice and cute photos
    It sure looks like a cool event

  26. Kita

    Great tips. I think so many of these rules apply to almost any industry. Even in blogging and online, the work is hard and people don’t realize it.

  27. Tiffany Heard

    How did the PB & J meat balls taste? #interestingtwist I love the sandwich not sure how it would taste on a meat ball.
    Don’t get caught up in what you see on social media. People get jealous of the finished product because they didn’t see the struggle.- This is very important, Social media makes people jealous but all that glitters is not gold or glamorous.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Tiffany, I can’t say that I loved them in meatball form.

      Girl yes, social media has everyone thinking their life is perfect.

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