I’ve decided to focus my attention on reality TV stars and branding for today’s blog topic. I have recently watched the explosion of some people’s career from reality shows and I’ve also watched these shows affect a career negatively. Personally I think that reality TV is a platform and some choose to use it as such, while others do differently.
Leneethia “NeNe” Leakes is a great example of someone who has used their platform from the reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta to create other opportunities in the show business. Her wild outgoing ways landed her in the public eye but her savvy business mind and branding investments have helped get her into the Hollywood business. Using reality shows as a platform has become an enormous trend. Some succeed and others don’t.
When people have platforms to market themselves worldwide it would be in their best interest to use the platform to do such. A word of advice to those in the reality business would be to take advantage of the platform and grow your brand.
Growing your brand can mean anything from altering your image to building business and products for consumers. A platform of this caliber surrounds you with individuals that can advance your career or put you in the public eye where more opportunities come about. Take those opportunities stemming from this platform to build an image, business, or financial stability.
While so many people have been introduced to us through reality shows not all decided to take the opportunity to make their situation better. Other decides to use the platform in from of them to be better and richer. It is very wise to watch how you’re being portrayed. Branding is everything!
Carpe diem. Seize your opportunity. Use the platform you were given to create something great, bigger, and better!
– Jasmine Lucas