Rising publicist Connie Banks is here to take the music industry by storm! Growing up in Los Angeles, California she grew accustomed to seeing her favorite artists becoming stars right before her eyes. This excitement eventually led her to pursue a career in radio, jumping start her desire to be a creative in the entertainment business. But that still was not enough for Banks. She decided that she wanted to be directly involved with an artists’ creative process, shining her focus to public relations.
Having worked with the likes of Eric Bellinger, Chase Allen and Her Imperial Highness Abimbola Fernandez, Connie Banks has the experience and talent to take over the entertainment business. I had the pleasure of catching up with the hotshot for candid interview. As she openly discusses finding her voice, and making a transition into the PR world, it is clear that her passion is unmatched. Check it out below.
Connie Banks Interview
Respect: What made you want to have a career in radio?
Connie Banks: Well to be honest, I wanted to be a singer but God didn’t bless me with those beautiful vocals except for when I’m in the shower ha. But growing up in Los Angeles I was always surrounded by dope upcoming artists that I felt should be heard, so I wanted to be that person that helped artists on the rise have a voice. When I was given the opportunity to be the producer for the show Ground Zero that caters to independent and upcoming artists, I was never so grateful.
Respect: How did you make the transition to public relations?
Connie: No one knows this but ….I lost the love for radio after making the hardest decision of my life. But I knew I wanted to still be apart of this industry. I have always been a dot connector just without the title “PUBLICIST”. My friends always tell me “I MAKE SHIT HAPPEN.” Plus, it made sense because I was interning for Chase Allen at OFF TOP Management and he gave me the opportunity to work with Eric Bellinger. I then picked up an internship with J.McKee & Co. to just really learn the ins and outs of being a publicist. Now 4 months later I closed my first tv development deal. To some it may not be a big deal but to me it is a BIG deal.
Respect: Can you share more about your work on the developmental side?
Connie: I can’t talk about it right now, but in due time I will be able to share it with you all.
Respect: What has been the most rewarding about the line of work that you do?
Connie: Honestly, seeing the people I work with happy and smiling because of something I did.
Respect: What is it like working with royalty, Her Imperial Highness Abimbola Fernandez?
Connie: ABIMBOLA!!! She is a different type of energy we actually started off as friends. My bestfriend KC introduced us at his mansion during a party in Beverly Hills and we have been inseparable ever since. Working with her is just amazing and I cannot wait for everyone to see what we have coming.
Respect: Before the year is out what do you hope to accomplish?
Connie: Honestly, I would like to speak on a panel before the year is out.
Respect: When did you find your voice as a professional?
Connie: Recently, after I shared an article that I was in and the feedback I received from people just made me feel like I belong here.
Respect: Are you currently working on any major things?
Connie: Big things are coming so make sure you follow me on Instagram @therealconniebanks to stay updated.
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