We had the good fortune of connecting with Travon Morris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Travon, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Over the past year, I have learned the importance of taking risks. Something that I have learned and has helped me push myself in areas that I would not have before, is to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I started my Public Relations company ( BrandbitiousPR) as a misconstrued 23 year old, scared of what people would think about me and about my brand. Stepping into an industry with thousands of professionals at such a young age was extremely uncomfortable, however that feeling is what motivated me. Instead of being scared of what others would think and comparing myself to my peers with years of experience, I changed my attitude into a willingness to learn from those that were better than me. I started interning in all aspect of entertainment (Interscope Records, Fashion Week, Universal ) to learn and gain better knowledge of what each job entailed. You have to start somewhere, wether it’s learning a new craft, starting your own business, or even moving to a new city. Even if you fail, there is so much to learn from those failures that will only benefit you. From my personal failures, I have learned what I can do differently to make sure that I succeed in the future. Another saying that I love is “you will never know if you don’t try.” How will you ever know that your business will be successful if you don’t try? How will you ever know that you will be the best at something if you don’t give it your all? Taking risks are scary, yes. But they can lead to amazing things. This past year during this crazy pandemic, I purchased a new car, rebranded my website, gained new clients and pushed myself even further out of my comfort zone. Although I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to reach certain goals so quickly, I grew more than I ever would have if I stayed. I joined organizations that I never would have before, was exposed to new ways of thinking, and learned about new cultures. Just like starting my business, I never would have known that being more personable, passionate and persistent would have such a great impact on my life. I became comfortable with the uncomfortable, and I can’t emphasize how much you will grow if you do the same.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
In many business endeavors or in the entertainment world there are going to be risks taken. To take risk simply means that you are confident in the stability in which your business or talent will take you. The artist or entrepreneur’s main focus is the passion they want to present to the public. When forming a business or pursuing a successful career in entertainment, public approval is a necessity in order to develop powerful responses. As the famous saying goes, “First impression, Last impression” persuading society that you or your product should be a necessity in their life. Your every public outlook should be used as a moment of self-promotion. BrandBitiousPR treats each client as the famous business formula called “supply and demand.” We believe by supplying the client’s needs the public will demand more.
BrandBitiousPR focuses on three major points on Public Relations: media, event coordinating, and marketing which were the specific elements formed in order to create this prestigious PR group. The company is very advanced in these fields due to our studies at the accredited universities attended. Exploring internships and entertainment campaigns, experiences in these departments were developed. The idea of offering these services to our clients will direct careers and businesses on the road to success.
BrandBitiousPR proposes to take each client to the highest peak of their career. The company is no stranger to hard and intense work. Publicity is our passion, representing clients is our life. PR tactics such as press releases throughout media, public appearances at the most exclusive events, promoting in every market possible, and etc are just a few services BrandBitiousPR will offer and accomplish for our clients. The client’s best interests are what will come first when trusting in the company.
Motivation, determination, successful, skilled, debonair, and educated are just a few of the qualifications that makeup the young business professionals of BrandBitiousPR. Striving to bring a different image and historical ideas to the PR business is a goal set by BrandBitiousPR. We hope this proposal enlightens insight into what the company can offer and we challenge potential colleagues to trust in BrandBitiousPR.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
i love views of the city, so I would recommend a place like Tekami Sushi. It sits on the 14th floor in Downtown LA. It has great Martini’s , sushi, live music, and great relaxed vibe. I also look the diversity of the city and one area that embodies all of that to me is Koreatown. I love that that you can find so many pubs, bars and restaurants that care to all nationalities. I would also recommend MAGIC MOUNTAIN! Its the best amusement park in LA. We all love to be our inner kid and partake in big roller coasters, junk food and just let loose and not think about work.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank the people who saw and felt I had what it took to make it in Public Relations. Actor Darrin Henson ( Darrin Henson initially rose to fame as one of the most notable characters on Showtime’s television series, Soul Food. Henson’s critically acclaimed portrayal of ex-convict-turned-businessman, Lem Van Adams, demonstrated his ability to connect deeply with urban audiences. His work on Soul Food earned him subsequent roles in popular urban films Stomp the Yard and Life Support) Darrin gave me the chance of a lifetime to help him promote his book but also escort him to various events during Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles. Mind you I had a week to put a list of events together, line up some press etc. From the success of Grammy Weekend, I started to get inquiries related to the work I did with Darrin. Other notable talent started to reach out to see if i could be beneficial to their brands. I can’t thank Darrin enough for helping me take that leap further into my career.