About CITY OF CHIEFS

Taste-makers, shot-callers, power-brokers, negotiators, head-of-households, bread-winners, forecasters, innovators, contenders, and commanders are CHIEFS.

CITY of CHIEFS is a diverse collective of industry executives driven by their independent, yet cohesive stripes of excellence. Their impeccable reputation and execution based track record creates a signature statement in the dynamic climate of the entertainment business.  Each CHIEFS portfolio reflects creativity matched by tactful innovation.

Their professional pool represents a rainbow of career fields from, but not limited to; Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Management, Business Administration, Finance, Journalism, Media (Television, Film, Print, Online), Publicity and Public Relations, Legal, Photography, Education, Production (Television, Film, Print, Online), Publishing, Design (Web, Fashion, Graphic), Sports, Real Estate, Promotions, and Development.

THE CONCEPT

The concept of CITY of CHIEFS was developed by urban marketer Kay Konnect, an “industry connector” and former Editor-in-Chief of Mixtape Magazine.

Kay Konnect saw power in numbers and what key contacts in a concentrated community could bring if they gathered their resources and developed a plan of action. She saw the results of exclusivity and what the weeding of spectators who were more impressed with the glamour of the game, verses the grit could produce; clarity.

CITY of CHIEFS was born from Friday nights hanging out in NYC with various shakers in the entertainment business that didn’t have an outlet, but wanted to mingle with like minds. The goal was just to call thirty or so industry friends to meet at a bar once or twice a month,” notes Kay Konnect.  Grassroots is a hell of a tool, in a matter of weeks the buzz got out, and each invited CHIEF began to RSVP another. Eventually the anticipated number of thirty guests spawned to just over a hundred. By the fifth Industry Mixer Kay Konnect realized that CITY of CHIEFS was more than a night of hanging at the bar with key tastemakers in the business.  She realized that collectively in a room they were the voice of the industry.  Slowly she started to shape a business model around tastemakers. 

“Once I started receiving phone calls from record labels asking how their business could advertise their product, or leave goodie bags of materials for our tastemakers to take home, I knew corporate America would want a piece of the action,” boasts Kay Konnect.  

CHIEFS are business trendsetters, and because they influence the decisions of the masses it is imperative to create a community platform where they can thrive, and where they can continue to make progressive operational moves with like minded individuals. That is the definition of power. That is the definition of us. –Kay Konnect

CITY OF CHIEFS, which has drawn over 1,000 people from the Tri-State, New England to Philly and Baltimore in just 2 years organically, is the staple for networking.  Through this mixer which averages anywhere from 50 to 250 per month depending on the venue and marketing effort, they have developed a cult following. 

Under CITY OF CHIEFS, Kay Konnect has coordinated the private viewing for Blocksavvy.com for Roc-A-Fella Records former founders Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, who have pioneered the careers of mogul Jay-Z and artistic genius, Kanye West.   

Notable artists and executives who have attended her event include, but are not limited to Grafh, Maino, Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang, M-1 of Dead Prez, Gravy, AZ, former State Property Omillio Sparks, representatives from MTV, VH1, Stall and Dean Clothing, Universal Music, Warner Music Group, Monday Night Fight Klub, Rock Me TV, Sony/Columbia Records, The Source Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Atlantic Records, Koch Records, DrJays.com, Badboy Entertainment, Jive Records, Apple Bottoms, Elle Magazine, MAC Cosmetics, etc. 

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