John Riccitelli, Publicist, Baby Robot Media
John is a publicist at Baby Robot Media, a music publicity and media service agency based in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. What began for John as adolescent bedroom boy band aspirations have turned into a full fledged musical lifestyle. He has toured the U.S. several times over with his Athens-based bandsChief Scout and Dana Swimmer. He’s worked tours with Nappy Roots, Yelawolf, Houndmouth, and Family Force 5. He’s helped negotiate with major labels, seen his music in Taco Bell commercials, and can eat more Reuben sandwiches (from Finest Deli in Greenpoint of course) than you. John has an economics degree from the University of Georgia, came to the Baby Robot team recently, and has an incredible jump shot.
Dasha Ware, Founder & Principal, Rising Star Group LLC
2014’s Top 100 Branding Expert to follow on Twitter and Top 5 Social Media Influencer of Atlanta in the
entertainment and music industry, Dasha Ware founded, digital marketing agency, The Rising Star Group, LLC.
She specializes in brand building opportunities and increasing digital value for notable talent increasing
digital sales through social brand management and advertising, content surfacing and distribution, and digital editorial placement. She dedicates her expertise to bands, artists, record labels, brands, TV and film, and nonprofit
With 15 years in entertainment, Dasha offers the total package to her clients, using her experiences to influence her business decisions as she is contracted to consult and guide the careers of her clients through digital marketing and PR. Marketing and branding clients, the likes of McDonald’s franchise owner and Lifetime reality TV personality, Kristen Jones, platinum artists such as Dj Unk, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, Romeo Miller, Jacob Latimore, and many more. Producing music videos as well as TV shows pilots “Backstage Pass The Show” and “How Do You Say It TV” featuring influential celebrities such as T.I, Tiny & Toya, J. Cole, Chilli from TLC, and more.
Dasha is determined to educate emerging talent to reach their dreams and goals within the music business and
dedicates her time in the community by volunteering and speaking on multiple music marketing based panels
In June 2007 after serving 7 years in the music business, Dasha was awarded 7 Years In The Making “Seven Essence of a Grind” recognition award. May 2011, The Rising Star Group was reviewed as “Marketing Agency Making A Huge Impact on the Hip Hop Culture” by HipHopEnquirer.com. November 2012, Dasha and marketing agency, The Rising Star Group was nominated for “ATL’s Hottest Entertainment Award” for the Hottest Online Marketing & Promotions company. March 2013, Dasha joined digital entertainment TV network, Q3030 Networks as Chief Marketing Officer during startup phase as consultant to aid vision of brand in global success on the Roku streaming box, which features over 10 million+ subscribers. May 2013, Dasha made “CMO’s On The Move” list by Direct Marketing News (DMNews.com). July 2013, Dasha was awarded recognition of contributions as Workshop Lecturer on Music Marketing for Georgia Music Industry Association at Atlanta’s SAE Institute. June through August 2014, Dasha was granted “Top 100 Branding Experts” to follow on Twitter by EvanCarmichael.com, a popular websites for
entrepreneurs. During that same month, Dasha was also nominated for Atlanta’s Top 100 social media influencer by Social Media Marketing University and was awarded June 26th, as Top 5.
Dasha is a member of The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), National Association of Record
Industry Professionals (NARIP), The International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA), and Women in
Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN).
Favorite Quote: “Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it Inviting. Make it fun to read.” – Leo Burnett
To learn more about Dasha Ware, connect with her on Linked In
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