Creative Collaboration

Hunt Day is upon us once again!

Do I have to explain what Hunt Day is? By this point I should not have too, if you’re an avid fan of the brand, but in the case that you are not I will explain again. Hunt day is our day! The day we most look forward to in the week. Here we create as much as possible! Instead of embracing the oncoming weekend, we embrace our projects to encourage productivity. Nevertheless…

Tonight I’d like to address the importance of creatives and collaborating.

So the goal for this year was to bring more guests to the podcast. We are anxious to hear what they have to contribute to our world of creativity and business. We partnered with The Womb’s founder and CEO Joseph Brown. If you want to listen to the episode - you will be able to soon! What does this have to do with the title? (I’m getting there). As you know creatives thrive on creative energy and inspiration. Collaborations do just that!

Working with other creatives allow an endless stream of ideas to pour out. In my case assistance with the podcast! Working with Joe proved that a certain synergy exists between creatives. He was able to not only enhance our show, but provide ideas that will help provide growth for the podcast. And who doesn’t like growth? That’s the point here - creative collaborations provide growth. Solutions. Answers to questions that you may have difficulty providing on your own.

I believe we can accomplish more if we encourage more partnerships creatively. Brace yourselves for my go to examples. Would we have an amazing series and impact on the movie industry if the Russo Brothers didn’t team up? What about if Jay-Z didn’t work with Kanye West? Would we have Watch the Throne, or Otis? Okay maybe that wasn’t the strongest example but the takeaway here is - creative partnerships have enhanced our lives in more ways than one. In the realm of business, creative team-ups allow for cross-branding. How do businesses succeed outside of genius marketing tactics? Cross promotion, and genius marketing tactics. Either way, as an individual who is an advocate for change in the creative community and the world, I believe this is a “major key” to success.

I hope this provides inspiration enough to form more creative alliances. I hope this inspires you to ask for assistance! Because at the end of the day, only together can we create.

The First Hunt Day of the New Year

The new year has arrived and I am ecstatic to share how great 2018 has been and how creatively amazing this year will be.

As you know since we started last year, “Hunt Day” is a day dedicated to acting on your creative impulses. Draw something. Start that business plan. Execute that marketing strategy. This is the day to push yourself to do so.

This particular “Hunt Day” we sat with one of our prestigious and esteemed clients, Aeonian Legacy’s very own Joy Saunders, and mapped out a new revenue model for 6 Wolves, as well as , new creative outlets for the brand. I was inspired to revamp the website in honor of the new year. I think it speaks more to who we are as a brand.

So if someone was to ask what our goals are this year I would respond saying this…

  1. Executing our new revenue model

  2. Expanding our following through new and innovative social media content

  3. I personally want to feature my work in Art Basel this year

  4. Gain more subscribers

  5. Start the newsletter

  6. Add guests to the Kreative Control podcast

    While that may not seem like a lot of goals. They are definitely relevant to the cause.

    To briefly cover how 2018 went - a really good catalyst for this year. We expanded our clientele, had the opportunity to join some out of the box projects, and the podcast was launched plus many more.

I’ll conclude tonight’s “Hunt Day” post.

Remember. Any idea you have. Do it. Create it. Birth it.

Keep hunting wolves!

Myke

Desperation and Creation

Hunt Day is upon us once again.

I hope everyone had a creative day. I was curious as to what drives creatives or people to fulfill the need to create. What is the unseen force that pushes us to say “I have to get this out of my head.” As you all should know by now I am a fan of the mysterious force which is labeled creativity. I believe we all have the power to be creative. Not artist creative. Not painter creative, but problem solving creative (along with artist creative). Creativity goes hand and hand with business. It compliments. It is the driving force for which we derive our companies, our ideas, our marketing, our branding. Out of the box tactics designed to set ourselves apart. Let us briefly analyze this like a mathematical formula because there is another unseen and internal mechanism that pushes us as well.

As I was preparing to start my day the week before last. I was going through my usual mental routine. I won’t get to deep into it, but the first couple of hours is dedicated to organizing my schedule and prioritizing clients. The next 45 mins or so are dedicated to self-exploration. What are my goals? What am I trying to create today? What do I want for breakfast? Things like that. I wanted to explore this particular morning my why for everything pertaining to my life as an entrepreneur and creative (thank you Simon Sinek). My why I am doing what I am doing. Why am I creating? Why do I care to create? The answer dawned upon me pretty instantly. Desperation. That word which can be applied too many reasons as to why people do what they do really struck me. I am desperate, but how does desperation connect to creativity?

Humans in general are all desperate in some capacity. Some for love. Some for purpose. Some simply for money. While those things are important to me. I believe for creatives the coal which lights this fire is desperation to SEE our ideas come to fruition. The images burn in our minds eye. We cannot escape it or let it go. It is difficult to sleep. It feels like a chip on ones shoulder. What is the easiest way to get that chip off your shoulder. Simply deal with it. Do what must be done to remove said doritos off of your shoulder. Desperation acts as a vehicle that drives us to execute. See the formula yet? Desperation + Creativity = Execution. Acting on your ideas births a tangible object, idea, or whatever you want to call it. For this we will call it “creation”. Execution and desperation births creation.

I believe if more people tapped into the NEED, that “I have to do this” , we would see epic change in our communities, in our businesses, and in our very own lives. In a way, desperation opens a door for direct purpose. This may seem a little a scattered but in reality it is not. Refer back to previous blogs. I am an advocate for change. Positive change.

Well that is my 6 cents for this hunt day. Desperation is a variable in the formula of creation. Not the lacking desperation, but desperate to see the ideas come to life.

Hunt Day Post: Content Creation

Every Wednesday is HUNT DAY!

Refer to previous posts for a full description as to what “Hunt Day” is. The short version. Wednesday is our creative day. Now we create everyday, but the middle of the week is dedicated to creating as much as possible! This Wednesday is not dedicated to explain what “Hunt Day” is though.

What is content? According to a website that is not considered a credible (wikipedia) source (but I am going to cite them anyway) - content is the contribution of information to any media. The idea of content is multi-purposed. While you create content as a means to express yourself. For a business, content is created to add to your marketing and promotion. It is a mean to engage your audience to further your mission. Your beliefs as a brand. That is the focus for the night - content and the relevance to a brand.

I will keep this brief, because this is a deeper topic, but part of the 6 Wolves services are to create usable content for the visionaries we work with. Why? Simple. To push the agenda of our clients. If our client is utilizing social media as a means to promote, it is important to create multimedia to push that agenda. So let me provide a real example.

You are a hip hop producer. Your whole brand is dedicated to providing quality production to the fans of the genre. Your goal is to work with some of the best artist in the industry. The challenge in this day and age is how do you reach your audience. The answer to that is simple. Craft content to speak to your market. If you are a hip-hop artist, I would recommend using audio based social-media platforms. How? Take your beats cut them into 20-30 second samples. Post them. Give your market a taste of your style. Let those samples draw them in. Hire a photographer who can capture you in the moment producing. Maybe video of you planning what a song should sound like. Your content needs to be well thought out and created with your audience in mind.

One of the challenges for 6 Wolves is communicating what this brand is through content. We at the core of what we are; is a platform for creativity. No project is too big or too small. Our desire is to express ourselves creatively, and allow others to do the same. We create content focused on promoting our services, and showcasing the projects we have had the privilege to be a part of. We use uniquely crafted templates, photos, and videos to either promote or hype the brand. This is just an example on how content should be created.

Let me recap real quick. So far we covered what content is, why it is relevant, and two examples as to why and how content is important. So the point here is to encourage you, the readers, to invest in your content creation. Marketing/promotion will forever be a big deal, but now content creation is the new thing. Companies have been developing content for years unknowingly. It was not until the recent years that brands and companies really started focusing on it.

My 6 cents - find your audience, determine which platforms you want to find them on, plan your content, and invest in creating meaningful content.

Till next Wednesday.

Keep creating! Happy Hunt Day

Mychal

BSAC Magazine

“Support the Arts”

October was the month of art - therefore we deem it Art-ober

We had the pleasure of designing a new publication, which can be found at www.bealestreetartcrawl.com, supporting their Art Walk. With over 500 attendees we leapt at the opportunity to design the magazine. We’re also excited to announce we are new publication partners! Be on the lookout for the next issue!

Our own artist Mychal Fakir is even featured!

Photography provided by Trust the Shooter

Photography provided by Trust the Shooter

October Recap

This past month there has been live broadcasts taking place on Facebook every Hunt Day. Reason being? We want to share with you the knowledge and our expertise with the public.

So October has come and pass. We dedicated all of October to sharing tips and tricks that we believe will help artists’ succeed in their endeavors.

We do not own the rights to the music playing in the background!